Martian Manhunter

What are our best traits as humans? Our empathy? Our intelligence? Our respect for life and constantly striving to do right? It’s ironic, then, that within the DC Universe, very few people embody those very human traits quite as well as J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter.

A former police officer and family man on his home planet of Mars, J’onn’s life was shaped by great tragedy after witnessing horrific fires that engulfed and destroyed his people and planet—leaving him the lone survivor of his race. Grieving for his family and world, J’onn made Earth his new residence, quickly becoming one of the universe’s most powerful protectors and a key asset for the JLA.

Possessing a unique set of powers and abilities, Martian Manhunter rivals even Superman when it comes to his capabilities. Incredible strength, flight, shape-shifting, invisibility, telepathy, telekinesis, extensive wisdom, powerful optic blasts… Martian Manhunter is a force to be reckoned with. Yet for all of his power and wisdom, this near-immortal is still troubled by that which destroyed his world—fire. Though it continues to haunt him, he has learned to channel his fear and transform it into resilience, one of mankind’s greatest traits. Shaped by tragedy and driven by a desire to prevent his planet’s fate from happening to Earth, Martian Manhunter continues to prove that there’s much we can learn from this uniquely human hero.

Supertown Breakdown

Writer Marc Guggenheim and artist Scott Kolins are working on a big canvas with their "Supertown" storyline. Issue 47 sees events play out in Gotham City and Jacksonville, FL and features appearances by Manhunter and Blue Devil and a sinister development with the appropriately named Dr. Chaos. The JSA is already reeling from recent events. Can the team survive what happens next? JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #47 goes on sale Wednesday. Here's an advance look at the issue. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

Start your day off with two Bat-covers

Yesterday we showed off some pages from tomorrow's issue of BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM. But why stop there? We've got a double dose of Dini-penned Bat-books for you today, including the cover to GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #8 by Guillem March and BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #7, featuring artist Dustin Nguyen's take on Manhunter. [gallery link="file"]

Time for a few pages from BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM #2

In the second issue of writer Paul Dini and artist Dustin Nguyen's new ongoing Batman series, Commissioner Gordon must team up with the new Caped Crusader to battle the Firefly's deadly new methods. And, since one villain is never enough, the baddie known as Abuse starts making some noise in the streets of Gotham. Get it? Here's a look at the main feature, but don't forget each issue of STREETS also sports a MANHUNTER co-feature, from writer Marc Andreyko and artist Georges Jeanty, chronicling Kate Spencer's adventures in Batman's city.

A first look at the MANHUNTER co-feature

One of the co-features announced recently was MANHUNTER, from writer Marc Andreyko and the very talented Georges Jeanty. The new series, appearing monthly in the new BATMAN: STREETS OF GOTHAM title hitting in July, finds Kate Spencer in Gotham City, now the District Attorney of Batman's city. How will that play out? Unclear. But we do have a first look at Jeanty's art for the series, from pencils to finished colors, for you to take a look at. [gallery link="file"]
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