DC Comics is launching an alien invasion of comic shops this December with the release of Martian Manhunter. From writer Steve Orlando and artist Riley Rossmo, the 12-issue series will be the character's first solo series since 2015.
The series will re-examine Martian Manhunter's origin story, while also serving as a detective story, in which J'onn J'onzz, in his guise as John Jones, human detective, tries to solve a murder which would be tied to his own past on Mars.
Orlando said this series will flesh out the character and give him flaws.
"In the past, J'onn has been too perfect. One of the reasons people have not connected to him is that he was a perfect upright cop on Mars, and yes, his family died but it was no fault of his own, and then he came to Earth and he was perfect. Our favorite characters, that's not them, you know? Spider-Man let the burglar go. Bruce Wayne was too afraid to save his family. This book gives J'onn that moment, and that's the keystone as to why this book will be, is, the Martian Manhunter story, because we finally know the why. Why he strives to be so good on Earth, why he has this journey, because he's never really had one before. All of our favorite characters overcome their faults, and we hope he's going to do it here, but he has to have them first."
Martian Manhunter is set to release in December.