By Philip Schweier
July 24, 2019 - 07:52
Being a cop is a world you have to live in to understand. I won’t pretend to know what it’s like, I don’t. But I respect the sensitive nature of it. This series tries to convey that, with super-hero overtones as J’onn’s partner Diane Meade comes to terms with his extraterrestrial nature.
I was unsure of Riley Rossmo’s artwork at first, but it has grown on me. It may not be suitable for some titles and/or characters, but it works quite well here. This series could easily serve as the Martian Manhunter’s “year one,” setting the mold for the character moving forward and elevating beyond simply a stand-by Justice Leaguer.
The series is scheduled as a 12-issue maxi-series. It could easily return as an ongoing, or as a second series. I’m fine either way so long as the storytelling retains the high quality established here.