Martian Manhunter #9

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 15
9.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

In order for J'onn and Diane to uncover all of Charnn's deadly secrets, J'onn will have to perform a Martian thoughtopsy, an extreme telepathic procedure that he might not come back from! What secrets, traps and deadly obstacles exist in Charnn's head and his past? And is it too late to save Ashley Addams?

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Oct 23, 2019

    Orlando and Rossmo have created something that kinetically and narratively feels unlike anything else in comics right now, and that handles trauma through a heartbreaking and truly amazing lens. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Oct 23, 2019

    In my opinion, this is series should be considered one of DC's most exciting new stories to date. There are a lot of fantastic DC properties out there, and while Martian Manhunter may not be held in the same esteem as Superman or Batman, this series definitely should be. This creative team produces some exceptionally progressive content on all fronts. Issue #10, is sure to be one of the most abstract issues yet, so don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Oct 23, 2019

    J'onn gets what he needs from the fossilized memories, and Charnn is about to level up now that he has a human subject that isn't dying from his experiments. In order to match Charnn's strength, J'onn is gonna have to step it up himself. He reveals that he hasn't been operating at 100% this whole time, and in order to fully commit to the Martian Manhunter that he is, he must fully confront his past and deal with the repressed trauma of his family and an entire race of people dying. He's got about a couple of hours to do all that, but I've got faith in my guy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Nov 10, 2019

    Martian Manhunter #9 continues this title's win streak, visually arresting and narratively gripping. You won't find another comic like it anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 23, 2019

    Despite the tense segments taking place on the mental plane, this issue feels like it's the calm before the storm. The final showdown with Charnn is coming, and it looks like Orlando and Rossmo are going to deliver a modern DC classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 23, 2019

    Riley Rossmo delivers some dramatic and beautiful artwork throughout this issue. Many of the panels have a fluid quality to the art that makes the scenes move with the eye. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jeremy Daw Oct 29, 2019

    The end is near. But, not just yet. This is an enjoyable enough issue with surreal dreamscapes, occasional body horror and a pretty clear indication of how the next three issues are going to go. Orlando's script is intelligent enough and Rossmo's art is as compellingly strange as it's been all series. What is clear is that his path for the character of J'Onn J'Onnz is well-planned and has, at its heart, a conception of heroism which I can wholeheartedly endorse. This series shows every sign of ending strongly. Fingers crossed. Read Full Review

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