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15 июня 2017, 04:38

Buy This Comic! Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1


Today is Wednesday, better known as New Comic Book Day, the best day of the week. A lot of great comics came out today, but this column is meant to focus on the best of the best, the must have books that should be in everyone’s stack for the week. This week that comic is Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1, by DC Comics, writers Steve Orlando, Frank Barbiere, and Jim Fanning, as well as artists Aaron Lopresti and John Loter.

Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1

(W) Steve Orlando, Frank Barbiere, Jim Fanning

(A) Aaron Lopresti, John Loter

Martian Manhunter tries to halt Marvin the Martian’s determination for world domination. J’onn is conflicted with his own Martian identity as he attempts to stop the hapless, determined Marvin from blowing Earth to bits in order to gain a clear view of Venus. And the bonus Looney Tunes backup story features DC characters written by Jim Fanning with art by John Loter!

via DC Comics

DC Comics is in an upswing right now, with their recent Rebirth relaunch kicking off what feels like a genuine step in the right direction for the universe. Even better though, is the massive amount of crossovers that DC has been doing, normally injunction with another publisher. Batman/TMNT, Justice League/Power Rangers, Green Lantern/Star Trek are just a few examples of the great crossovers and meet ups that DC has been a part of over the past year or so. This most recent wave is the DC Universe meeting Looney Tunes characters, an in-house set up as DC is owned by Warner Brothers. The Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1 is brought to us by this holy matrimony, and it is such a blast. A pretty straight forward main story by writers Steve Orlando and Frank Barbiere has the two characters meeting after J’Onn reconstructs the portal that brought him to earth in the first place (which looks especially like the portals from Rick and Morty). When Marvin steps out of the portal, and the two recognize each other as Martians, shenanigans ensue as the two fight over their respective beliefs in the worth of humanity. There’s a particularly great bit where Marvin cites traffic as an example of why the human race needs to be eradicated, and honestly, he’s got a point.

Orlando and Barbiere do such a great job of capturing the voice of both Martians, portraying J’Onn in a way that I couldn’t help but hear Carl Lumbly’s voice from the Justice League cartoon in my head as he speaks to the values of the human race. Despite not having actually watched a cartoon with Marvin the Martian in it for a long time, quite possibly since Duck Dodgers, I immediately remembered how he sounded the minute he stepped onto the page. Artist Aaron Lopresti does a great job of updating Marvin’s design to make it feel more in line with the DC Universe, although poor J’Onn is still in that horrendous New 52 get up with the weird belly window. There is a backup story that is more Looney Tunes-esque by writer Jim Fanning and artist John Loter that is short, sweet, and super cute, presenting an alternate version of the two meeting. All in all, it makes for a great special, and probably my favorite of the Looney Tunes/DC crossovers. The Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1 is available today in print and online here at Comixology.

via DC Comics

6/14/17 Releases – In addition to Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1, here is a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should also be reading, if you are not already.

  • Black Cloud #3 by Image Comics, writers Ivan Brandon and Jason Latour, as well as artist Greg Hinkle. Check out my review of the first issue here.
  • Kingpin #5 by writer Matthew Rosenberg, artist Ben Torres, and Marvel Comics. Final issue in one of our favorite new series! Make sure to check out Rosenberg’s new Secret Warriors series!
  • Quantum Teens Are GO! #4 (of 4) by writer Magdalene Vissagio, artist Eryk Donovan, and Black Mask Studios. The final issue in one of my favorite new series!

Source: https://www.geek.com/comics/buy-this-comic-martian-manhuntermarvin-the-martian-special-1-1703405/?source