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Preview: Mars Attacks TP

Mars Attacks TP

writer: Kyle Starks
artist: Chris Schweizer
cover: Chris Schweizer
FC | 132 Pages | $19.99 | Teen+

Spencer hasn’t finished a dang thing in his life. So, when he goes to visit his dad to see if maybe he can borrow some money, the last thing on his mind is global survival. Now Spencer and his father are on the run, trying to avoid being space-ray’d by a bunch of destruction happy Martians, heck bent on zapping them dead! Writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) bring you the face melting experience of a lifetime with Mars Attacks for the first time at Dynamite!

Mars Attacks TP

Preview: Mars Attacks #5

Mars Attacks #5

writer: Kyle Starks
artist: Chris Schweizer
covers: Anthony Marques (A), Ruairí Coleman (B), Eoin Marron (C), Robert Hack (D), Chris Schweizer (E-Sub)
Anthony Marques (RI-Virg), Ruairí Coleman (RI-B/W), Robert Hack (RI-Virg), Chris Schweizer (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

When things may be at their lowest, Spencer Carbutt may just become the man that his father has been trying to make him amidst all of the explosions and meltings and giant insects making a mess of all types of infrastructure. Make sure you grab yourself a copy of the conclusion to the rootinest, tootinest, Martian-shootin’est comic book you did ever dang see!

Mars Attacks #5

Preview: Mars Attacks #4

Mars Attacks #4

writer: Kyle Starks
artist: Chris Schweizer
covers: Kyle Smart (A), Ruairí Coleman (B), Eoin Marron (C), Robert Hack (D), Chris Schweizer (E-Sub)
Kyle Smart (RI-Virg), Ruairí Coleman (RI-B/W), Robert Hack (RI-Virg), Chris Schweizer (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

Running from a bunch of wild Martians with nothing better to do than leave you a smoking pile of ash and having a good laugh about it will leave a man in need of some rest. When Spencer and the Major find a place to lay low for a while, they encounter a threat of a non-spaceman variety and things are going to get real tense!

Mars Attacks #4

Review: Mars Attacks #3

Mars Attacks #3

The Carbutt boys continue their trek to safety, this time with the help of the U.S. military, who plan on swatting the Martians like flies…until they see how big the Martian flies are, and, oh boy, there is gonna be a whole mess of trouble!

I’ve never been much of a fan, or in to, Mars Attacks. I saw the film and read a comic here and there, and was tempted to get into the miniature game. But, as a property the campiness didn’t really appeal to me. So, when Dynamite Entertainment launched a new series, I skipped it as I just didn’t have an interest. After reading Mars Attacks #3, I now need to go back and read the first two issues. I’ve made a mistake.

Writer Kyle Starks delivers the goofy adventure I expected in some ways. The martians attack as the U.S. Military and Carbutt boys head to safety. And, they do so with giant bugs, the iconic rayguns, and a bit of gory humor. What’s unexpected is Starks’ focus on the Carbutt boys, a father and son, and the issue’s focus on their relationship. In the apocalypse, the two have it out in their own way about a father’s hope for their child and the child’s reaction to that.

In the midst of all of the chaos, the gore, the destruction, Mars Attacks #3 has heart.

As a fairly new father myself, I may be a bit sappy but the issue nails it in some ways with that interaction. The insanity is the backdrop, the human connections are the real focus. And due to that, the issue shines. This isn’t what I expected and by focusing on the relationships, it’s so much more than what has come before.

The art by Chris Schweizer with help on colors by Liz Trice Schweizer is an interesting style which I’m not quite sure ow to describe. The designs you’ll like or dislike, I personally liek it, but it’s the focus of each panel that’s interesting. The chaos isn’t front and center and instead often the background for what the real focus is. There’s some over the top death but it’s done in a way that’s not exploitative and gore porn delivering a bit of humor to it all.

There’s times to admit when you’re wrong about a series and this is one for me. Mars Attacks #3 has me hooked to go back and check out the previous two issues to see what I’ve been missing. This is an issue that’s easy to pick up for new readers and its focus is something we can relate to. The team has delivered an issue that’s not the over the top destruction that’s expected but instead a focus on family. It’s what I look for in a series, something focused on the characters within as well as the action and this delivers the combination perfectly with a solid dose of humor.

Story: Kyle Starks Art: Chris Schweizer Color: Liz Trice Schweizer
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.45 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Bone Parish #5

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

It’s a short week of releases with the holiday and you can get every single issue for under $50! So, instead of picking which you should get, we’re doing something a little bit different with going over what they are and why you should check out each release!

Bone Parish #5 (BOOM! Studios) – A mix of horror and crime, there’s a drug on the street made up from corpses. The series has been excellent so far and if you missed out on the first four issues, there’s a comic shop exclusive trade out today as well.

Die! Die! Die! #6 (Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment) – Over the top ultra-violence in comic form. We haven’t seen this issue yet because (redacted).

Fantastic Four #5 (Marvel) – It’s a fantastic wedding! No seriously, the wedding actually happens! It’s an oversized issue but just nails the perfect FF vibe.

Go-Bots #2 (IDW Publishing) – Creator Tom Scioli rocks it in everything he does and he’s just bringing us back to our childhoods by taking on this “also ran” of transforming robot toys.

Hellboy and the BPRD 1956 #2 (Dark Horse) – There’s a movie out in 2019 and you might as well get into the Hellboy action now! These “year” series have been exploring the earlier adventuers of Hellboy and have been a lot of fun so far. There’s so little out this week, you should also grab the first issue too.

Man-Eaters #4 (Image Comics) – It’s standalone story that’s an entry point for those new to the series.

Mars Attacks #3 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Ack. Ack. Ack. Ack. Ack. Ack. Ack. Ack. Ack.

Marvel Action: Avengers #1 (IDW Publishing/Marvel) – IDW is taking on the classic Marvel poperty with this new series aimed at younger readers.

Superior Spider-Man #1 (Marvel) – Picking up from Spider-Geddon, Doc Ock is again the Superior Spider-Man, attitude and all.

Uncanny X-Men #7 (Marvel) – X-Men Disassembled has been a fun event so far with lots of call backs to classic X moments and a vibe that’s straight out of the 90s.

X-Force #1 (Marvel) – X-Force is back and they’re pissed. On the hunt for Kid Cable, Kid Cable has a mission of his own. Action. Humor. Violence. It’s all there as only X-Force can deliver.

Preview: Mars Attacks #2

Mars Attacks #2

writer: Kyle Starks
artist: Chris Schweizer
covers: Erica Henderson (A), Ruairí Coleman (B), Eoin Marron (C), Robert Hack (D), Chris Schweizer (E-Sub)
Erica Henderson (RI-Virgin), Ruairí Coleman (RI-B/W), Robert Hack (RI-Virg), Chris Schweizer (RI-BW)
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Teen+

After a bunch of Martians come along and ruin everyone’s day (and planet), Spencer and the Major find themselves a bunch of second amendment lovin’ boys who ain’t afraid of no space men! But maybe safety isn’t as guaranteed as one would like when flying saucers and laser pistols are involved…?

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d folks get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. When you’re done with that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Mary Sue – New Study Shows Us That Female Superheroes Give Girls Confidence and Inspiration – There was doubt about this?

ComicBook – ‘My Hero Academia’ Live-Action Movie In Development At Legendary – Anyone suprised by that?

 

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Army of Darkness Hawlloween Special

Comic Attack – Drawn to Sex

Newsarama – Mars Attacks #1

The Beat – Olivia Twist #2

Newsarama – The Whispering Dark #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Books of Magic #1 (Vertigo/DC Comics) – The latest entry into Vertigo’s new line of Sandman comics. We’ll always check out at least the first issue.

Dead Kings #1 (AfterShock Comics) – Steve Orlando and Matthew Dow Smith is described as True Grit set in the world of Final Fantasy. The creators alone have us sold. That description puts it over the top.

High Heaven #2 (AHOY Comics) – AHOY Comics is guaranteed entertainment and great value for your dollar. The first issue was twisted in all of the right ways and we want more.

Mars Attacks #1 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Ack. Ack. Ack. Ack. Ack.

Old Lady Harley #1 (DC Comics) – Lets see what DC can do with the concept…

Return of Wolverine #2 (Marvel) – The first issue left us with so many questions but we’re excited to find out more about how Wolverine actually returned.

Scarlet #3 (Jinxworld/DC Comics) – Brian Michael Bendis’ story about a revolutionary in America feels like it’s perfectly timed and needed in today’s world.

Spider-Geddon #2 (Marvel) – The first issue of this event was solid and based on how much fun it was we’re excited for this second issue.

Spider-Girls #1 (Marvel) – A Spider-Geddon tie-in, Mayday parker, Anya Corazon, and Annie May Parker team up and we’re totally in for the adventure.

Whispering Dark #1 (Dark Horse Comics) – A soldier’s helicopter is shot down and behind enemy lines she has to deal with a supernatural horror.

Preview: Mars Attacks #1

Mars Attacks #1

writer: Kyle Starks
artist: Chris Schweizer
covers: Tom Mandrake (A), Ruairí Coleman (B), Eoin Marron (C), Robert Hack (D), Chris Schweizer (E-Sub)
Tom Mandrake (RI-B/W), Robert Hack (RI-Virgin), Ruairi Coleman (RI-B/W), Tom Mandrake (RI-Virgin), Chris Schweizer (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | Science Fiction | $3.99 | Teen+

Spencer hasn’t finished a dang thing in his life. So when he goes to visit his dad to see if maybe he can borrow some money, the last thing on his mind is global survival. Now Spencer and his father are on the run, trying to avoid being spaceray’d by a bunch of destruction happy Martians, heck bent on zapping them dead!

Writer Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty, Rock Candy Mountain) and artist Chris Schweizer (The Creeps, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) bring you the face melting experience of a lifetime with Mars Attacks, for the first time at Dynamite!

Mars Attacks! Invades Comic Shops This October

Dynamite Entertainment and Topps are ready to protect the world from those crazy green aliens once again as writer Kyle Starks and artist Chris Schweizer bring you the face melting experience of a lifetime with Mars Attacks! this October!

In Mars Attacks! #1, Spencer hasn’t finished a dang thing in his life. So when he goes to visit his dad to see if maybe he can borrow some money, the last thing on his mind is global survival. Now Spencer and his father are on the run, trying to avoid being spaceray’d by a bunch of destruction happy Martians, heck-bent on zapping them dead!

The debut issue of Mars Attacks! #1 delivers a wide selection of cover variants, providing fans and retailers a chance to collect the whole set! The cover artwork features the talents of Tom Mandrake, Ruairí Colema, Eoin Marron, Robert Hack, and a special subscription cover drawn by Chris Schweizer. A Blank Authentix Edition will be available as a variant for Mars Attacks! #1 featuring the same great story, but with a blank cover for fans to get their favorite artist to sketch on. Additionally a very special remarked edition by artist extraordinaire Ken Haeser!

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