This issue and the last are really showing how interesting Martian Manhunter and Stargirl are in the New 52. When the series began, we only caught little tidbits about the two. Seeing them in some solo action is opening our eyes to their potential.
Last issue they discovered members of the Justice League actually survived their meeting with the Crime Syndicate (of course). Trapped in a strange and dangerous prison unlike any they've seen before, the two are exploring to figure out what's going on. As the two are separated, we get to find out more about the two, especially Stargirl's past.
Seeing the imprisoned League members again in their scenarios wasn't as exciting or fun as the first time. Some of the characters seem really…out of character. Of course it's the influence of the prison but most of the issue deals with J'onn trying to get to the end of the prison while Stargirl goes after him. We get a slight progression towards the end but it felt like not too much happened here.
The shift in the artwork was distracting. It's understandable that sometimes multiple artists are needed on a title but it can be hard to overlook at times.
This title is gearing up to give us the adventures of Martian Manhunter and Stargirl against the villains on their quest to defeat the Crime Syndicate and save the heroes. They are both proving to be more and more interesting and likable. Unfortunately we get more of the same as last issue in seeing the imprisoned survivors going through their scenarios as they are oblivious to where they really are. We has have some inconsistencies between the artists. This issue sets things up for the two heroes to take the next step in their mission and the action should definitely be kicking in then.