Martian Manhunter

Volume 1, Issue 2
Cover Date: June 1988
Release Date: February 16, 1988

Cover Price: $1.25
Guide Price: $2.50 (as of 2003)

"Burning Bright"

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Martian Manhunter, Vol. 1, #2. Image © DC Comics
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ARTISTS

Writer: J. M. DeMatteis
Penciller: Mark Badger
Inker: Mark Badger
Colorist: Mark Badger
Letterer: Bob Lappan
Editor: Andrew Helfer
Cover Artist: Mark Badger

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CHARACTERS & SETTINGS

Heroes: Blue Beetle II, Booster Gold
Supporting: H'Ronmeer

Setting: 20th-century Rome, Italy

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ISSUE SUMMARY

Cover Description: While Batman, Blue Beetle II, and Booster Gold are prone and incapacitated, Martian Manhunter attacks H'ronmeer.

Brief Synopsis: The Justice League tries to protect Martian Manhunter from a Martian god.

Issue Summary: Reveal Potential Spoilers

Costume Worn: MARK I power-suit

Issue Notes: The events depicted within the Martian Manhunter mini-series occur uninterrupted, with revelations about Martian Manhunter's history. These events are not reflected in the Justice League International series for many months.

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ISSUE ANNOTATIONS

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Page 18, panel 2
Inside the Rome embassy of the Justice League International, Blue Beetle II and Booster Gold discuss Martian Manhunter's apparent illness. Booster is more interested in his first trip to Italy than Manhunter's condition, though whether this is due to Booster's stated confidence in Manhunter's power or his own selfishness is up for debate.

Page 18, panel 4
H'ronmeer, the Martian god of light and life, introduces himself to Booster and informs Booster that he has come to take Martian Manhunter. Coming shortly after his encounter with the New Gods, Booster is suddenly on a first name basis with quite a few gods. Needless to say, Booster defends Manhunter as well as he can against a god.

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ISSUE REVIEW

Boosterrific Review: The stylized, expressionistic art of Mark Badger is appropriate for this series' investigation of the inner turmoil of the Martian Manhunter. However, the loose art in this issue only adds to the confusion of whether the antagonists are real or imagined and results in a muddled and ultimately unsatisfying reading experience.

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Tarnished.

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