When last we left the guys and gals of Gotham, a lot had happened. The Penguin had finally ascended to the top of the Gotham underworld after Fish Mooney appeared to fall to her death. Don Falcone had left the city, and with Maroni dead, it would appear that the criminal old guard is no more. Barbara Kean had flipped out, murdered her parents and tried to kill Leslie Thompkins. Detective Gordon had vowed to bring down the corrupt Commissioner Loeb. Bruce Wayne had found a hidden cave beneath his father’s study.
As a frequent Justice Leaguer, J’onn J’onzz, the Martian Manhunter, is well known to fans of comics and animation. But until his ongoing series was announced last spring, it had been many years since he had anchored his own comic. Now on its fourth issue, Martian Manhunter has been a surreal sci-fi blast, featuring a high-stakes storyline by Rob Williams that finds J’onn straddling the line between hero and villain and powerful, often frightening art by Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira and Gabe Eltaeb.