Martian Manhunter #8

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
9.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Diane Meade has fully investigated J'onn J'onnz, but in order for the two of them to be ready to stand against Charnn's greatest threat, she must forgive him and reveal the story of the true John Jones! Charnn's Martian experiments continue and change the life of Ashley Addams, and human civilization, forever!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Aug 28, 2019

    As the story develops within Martian Manhunter #8,you can see those same elements in Diane that J'onn has been projecting as well; a fear, and intense anxiety that your true self will be rejected by those around them. All of this culminates into a truly beautiful union between Diane and J'onn as they finally accept each other as police partners. Orlando absolutely nails the parallel between the two protagonists, as they cross the bridge of understanding in a tango of shared experiences. Martian Manhunter #8 is a solid issue that continues to march forward with an exceptional story and masterful art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Sep 3, 2019

    With Orlando's raw and powerful script, Rossmo and Plascencia's gorgeous, evocative art, and Andworld Design's explosive and impactful lettering,Martian Manhunter #8provides and intimate story for Diane Meade and John Jones while proving why the book is one of the best books at DC right now. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Aug 28, 2019

    With consistently gorgeous art from Riley Rossmo, and one doozy of a cliffhanger, this is a series that everyone absolutely needs to read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Aug 28, 2019

    Martian Manhunter #8 makes me cry yet again as we delve into Meade's rough past and the early days with her late partner John Jones. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 28, 2019

    This hasn't gotten the same hype of King and Gerads' Mister Miracle, but it's no less a modern DC masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Sep 9, 2019

    Personal and devastating in all the right ways,Martian Manhunter #8 manages to match issue six's previous high point. With the stage set for the final act, all the players are in place for one heck of an epic finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 28, 2019

    Riley Rossmo's style is perfect for this series and this issue. Rossmo does so much with facial expressions and the drama of the human moments are enhanced with the visual style brought to them. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Legion - Josh Davenport Aug 28, 2019

    Steve Orlando's tale of the Martian Manhunter continues in issue 8, with a quieter issue of backstory for Diane Meade. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Aug 28, 2019

    Orlando and Rossmo are casually carving-out one of the more strikingly strange dramas in mainstream comics without veering too far from the basics of a traditional superhero genre serial. The distinctive art is quite unlike anything else on the rack. Orlando's story, though quite familiar to comics, brings a unique blend of dramatic tensions. Which would have felt more at home in an indie comic book even a decade ago. It's a fresh approach to old comic book themes that makes for an enjoyable 20 pages between the covers. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Aug 28, 2019

    In Diane Meade and J'onn J'onnz, Steve Orlando and his art team have crafted a very sympathetic and well-rounded detective partnership. And friendship. All well and good. This issue's exploration of Meade's past comes at the expense of significant forward movement in the overall plot, though, and, as such, despite some warm and charming moments, I can't unreservedly recommend it. Read Full Review

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