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Review: Martian Comics #3


Adventures in alterity! A 52-page special issue featuring seven stories, including the next two chapters of “The Girl from Mars,” a Lazarus story, and four other tales demonstrating the scope and breadth of Martian history!

Martian Comics #3 is more short stories than the previous two issues, which does provide a lot of context about previous martian history, and other possessions. That actually helps build a lot of background for the CEO, and his less than normal background. While his personal possession background comes later on, it manages to stay grounded compared to some of the stranger stories in this issue.

I will admit, I love the cover art and its martian version of the painting American Gothic. Despite having three different artists the interior art is surprisingly consistent throughout. Even the more historical themed stories, are accurate enough in their presentations to be believable.

Story: Julian Darius Art: Sergio Tarquini, Mansjur Daman, Jason Muhr, and R. L. Campos
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Martian Lit provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Kickstarter Spotlight: Martian Comics 52-Page Special

coverby Julian Darius

I always wanted to make comics. I wrote thousands of pages of comics, but never found an artist or the money to make it happen. Now, thanks to Kickstarter, I am.

Martian Comics takes old-school sci-fi concepts and tells new stories about them. Mars, the next planet over, has always been the place we imagine colonizing us, or colonizing ourselves. It’s our Other, our mirror.

We’ve published a couple of issues so far, but I’m out of credit, so we’ve turned to Kickstarter to get this special done.

It contains seven different stories by three different artists. It’s some weird, mind-bending stuff. We get to witness Mars make its own moon landing, ushering in its own space age while we’re still painting in caves. We see aspects of Martian culture and different kinds of visits to Earth. We witness St. Paul’s visit to Athens. It’s an anthology that spans all of human history.

Each of these stories means something special to me, and I hope you enjoy them.

Sergio Tarquini illustrates four of the stories. Mansjur Daman illustrates a single 17-page story. And Jason Muhr illustrates two shorts. All three are brilliant artists, with whom I’m blessed to be working.

We’ve got lots of fun rewards, including all the issues so far in digital and in trade paperback collection. Sequart Organization has also stepped in to augment our rewards with their books and documentary films on comics. They’ve been so generous that the value of these rewards is about twice their price.

You can check out the Kickstarter here. Thank you in advance!

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