Review by: rayclark

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Man oh Man. What can I say about this issue? It was a shock when I first pulled open Final Crisis #1 and read it and found out at the end that Martian Manhunter died. He was always one of my favorite characters in the DCU. This was an exceptionally touching tribute issue. I have always had a fond spot in my heart for Martian Manhunter. He was always the loner and the outsider and had the feeling that he didnt belong with the regular superheroes.

My favorite version of Martian Manhunter was the DC: The New Frontier one. He is portrayed as a stranger on the planet who came there accidentally. He is confused at first and then he finds out more about human culture. He finally decides to be a detective and a force for good as detective John Jones (a spin-off of his own name J’onn J’onzz). Then he takes a chance fighting crime with his new human form. He learns of a ship taking off for Mars (his home planet) and then he gets captured by the FBI. He then befriends a human, takes a more friendlier form in order to fit in, and befriends the rest of the heroes.

J’onn J’onzz was an amazing character. This issue helped me see into his life and his relationships with the different heroes. It showed his true power under pressure and helped me understand why he was such an important character. Most of the year I have not read a lot with Martian Manhunter in the comics, but this issue was good and it probably was my Pick of the Week. My favorite part that actually brought tears to my eyes was the end where Batman leaves a Choco on his coffin and says “Good-bye Old Friend”. This was just a touching moment. This was such a good issue and I will sincerely miss Martian Manhunter. RIP MM

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Great review.  🙂

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