Back on Earth after his epic journey in "Rings of Saturn," J'onn faces the insidious intervention of the DEO and its director, Mister Bones. Bones gives J'onn a hateful choice: he either can betray his fellow heroes or have his own secrets revealed. Whatever the Manhunter from Mars chooses, his life is about to change for a long time to come.
The infant Superman plays a part in an issue that serves as a great introduction to the Manhunter from Mars! The first of four stand-alone issues looks back at J'onn J'onzz's "Year One" on Earth. Decades ago, an alien artifact from a doomed world crashed to Earth--and with it came a possible threat to our own world in the form of a child. J'onn J'onzz learns the truth and sees the potential for both greatness and disaster. How far will the Martian Manhunter go to protect his new homeland, and what part did he have in forging the hero we now know as Superman?
The Green Lantern Corps--including Hal Jordan's predecessor, Abin Sur--play a part in an issue that serves as a great introduction to the Manhunter from Mars! Illustrated by guest artist Timothy Truman (THE KENTS), the second of four stand-alone issues looking back at J'onn J'onzz's "Year One" on Earth finds the Manhunter caught in the middle between two power-ring-wielding foes. Which side will J'onn take?
Batman guest stars in a stand-alone story of the earliest days of the Manhunter from Mars' time on Earth! A man has died in Gotham City. The police are sure it's a suicide. The sister of the victim disagrees. The Martian Manhunter investigates the deadly trail and it leads straight to billionaire Bruce Wayne and a furtive figure whispered about by the criminal denizens of Gotham, a figure referred to as the Batman.
The Spectre guest stars in a stand-alone story of the earliest days of the Manhunter from Mars' time on Earth! Her name is Strega. She has declared war on the mafia--and has raised the dead to serve as her army. But when she crosses paths with Denver police detective John Jones and private detective Jim Corrigan, can the two lawmen's super-powered alter-egos be far behind?
The mystery of the Martian Manhunter's love for creme-filled cookies is revealed in a story guest starring his colleagues from Justice League International! In a story set in the Manhunter's past, the JLI has run out of cookies, J'onn's stash is missing, and every store within a ten-mile radius has suddenly run out. Suddenly our favorite Martian is not too happy, and he's not going to rest until he solves the disappearance of his favorite snack in a tale unlike any you've ever seen about J'onn J'onzz!
Gypsy, J'onn J'onzz's former JLA teamate, guest stars in a "jump-on" issue that has the ex-Justice Leaguer exploring some Egyptian tombs, only to unearth a deadly alien threat within! The Manhunter may be the only hope of stopping it--but how will J'onn defeat something that may be of Martian origin?
The conclusion of "The Renegades of Mars." J'onn J'onzz must tackle the surviving Renegades who have beaten him once before, and he must do it minus one of his greatest powers! But the Renegades soon will learn exactly what it means to go up against a true Martian Manhunter!
The Hidden life of J'onn J'onzz. How did he become a Manhunter? What is the connection between Mars and Apokolips? What are the roots of his enmity with his brother, Malefic? Secrets are revealed and mysteries explained as we go back to J'onn's earliest life and days on Mars.
Presenting a tale from the days when Mars still pulsed with life, before J'onn J'onzz came to Earth. Darkseid has conceived of the Anti-Life Equation, and has attacked Mars seeking its solution. Now J'onn, alone and friendless, comes to Apokolips to return the Martian captives and keep Darkseid from his goal. Once there, he'll find treachery, alliances, and something more!
J'onn J'onzz and an alien princess face almost-certain death in the conclusion of "Rings of Saturn"! No defense. No ability to manuever. And the pirate ship J'onn is aboard is about to be blasted into atoms by the Saturnians! But even if J'onn J'onzz escapes this harrowing ordeal, he must still confront the mystery and menace that is...Cabal!
J'onn J'onzz and an alien princess are held captive in Part 3 of the 4-part "Rings of Saturn"! Battle-scarred with no defenses and no ability to maneuver, the pirate ship J'onn and Cha'rissa are on is about to be blasted into atoms by the Saturnians! Even if the Martian Manhunter is able to get out of this one, J'onn must still confront the mystery and menace that is...Cabal!
J'onn J'onzz and an alien princess are held captive in Part 2 of the 4-part "Rings of Saturn"! The Martian Manhunter and Princess Cha'rissa have been made prisoners of the space pirates led by the notorious Captain Destiny. Even if they can avoid immediate execution, can they protect themselves from being accidentally killed by those who have come to rescue them?
Part 1 of the 4-part "Rings of Saturn"! After suffering colossal injuries at the hands of Malefic and during the "Day of Judgement," J'onn has returned to Mars in an attempt to heal himself. But while he's away, Saturnian ships arrive to reclaim Jemm, Son of Saturn, who is still recovering from being used as a pawn. What the Saturnians find troubles them deeply, and only the Martian Manhunter may be able to stop an interplanetary war...if he returns to Earth in time!
The future of J'onn J'onzz is revealed in a return to the world of DC ONE MILLION! It's back to the future of the 853rd Century as three pilgrims gather on Mars to seek the truth in the legends of the long-lost J'onn J'onzz. The secrets that are revealed bring these pilgrims closer to hidden truths about themselves, the planet Mars and, of course, the final fate of the Martian Manhunter!