Genres: Action, Adventure, Superhero, Supernatural
Publisher: DC Comics
Vol 1: May 1988 – August 1988
Martian Manhunter was a four-issue limited series published from May–August of 1988. Written by J.M. DeMatteis with illustrations by Mark Badger, the series re-evaluated the origin of the Martian Manhunter and introduced the character of H’ronmeer, the Martian death god. The series also featured guest appearances by members of Justice League International.
Martian Manhunter walks across the barren desert of Mars with H’ronmeer. Now free of his fever, H’ronmeer shared with J’onn J’onzz the true history of Mars.
Jonn sees the Martian race evolve from a species of bird. The Martians evolve into a pacifist society, creating wondrous architecture. However, a plague hits the Martian race, and J’onn’s wife is one of the Martians that succumbs. In order to purge the plague, the Martians create huge funeral pyres to incinerate the contaminated bodies. J’onn watches the memory of his wife burning in the pyre.
Vol 2: October 1998 – November 2001
Martian Manhunter (Volume 2) was the second ongoing comic book series to feature the Martian Manhunter. It was published from October of 1998 until November of 2001, spanning a total of thirty-six issues, a special 0 issue, a 1 Million issue, and two Annuals. The series was written by John Ostrander with artistic contributions from Tom Mandrake and Doug Mahnke.
The Martian Manhunter investigates a killer who is decapitating street people.
J’onn goes undercover in Denver to solve a mysterious series of decapitations. With assistance from Oracle and Steel, J’onn uncovers a gigantic android workforce stationed within a former Norad installation, governed by an artificial intelligence determined to save humanity…
Vol 3: October 2006 – May 2007
Martian Manhunter (Volume 3) is an eight-issue limited series which ran from October of 2006 to May of 2007. The storyline continued from a preview story, which appeared as a vignette in Brave New World #1.
Exploding from the pages of BRAVE NEW WORLD, Martian Manhunter stars in his first solo adventure in over five years! Written by A.J. Lieberman (Harley Quinn, BATMAN: Gotham Knights), who’s reunited with the artistic team of Al Barrionuevo and Bit (BATMAN: Gotham Knights), this series will change the way you see the last son of Mars!
Vol 4: June 2015
Shape-shifting Martians are invading Earth – so where is J’onn J’onzz to stop them? Trust no one as the Martian Manhunter tries to stop these ruthless alien terrorists from destroying everything!
Vol 5: February 2019
The acclaimed team of writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo (BATMAN/ THE SHADOW, BATMAN: NIGHT OF THE MONSTER MEN) reteam for a reinvention of the Manhunter from Mars in this twisted, unexpected series. Back on Mars, J’onn was about as corrupt as a law officer can be, and when a reckoning comes for his entire society, he’ll get a second chance he doesn’t want or deserve! One shocking murder, and an unexpected fragment of the Mars he lost, will change his life—and the course of the Earth—forever!