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Review: Martian Comics #4

11-4full500The secret history of the 20th century! Did the red planet cause the Red Scare? Plus, the silent “Cargo Cult” takes us to ancient Egypt!

In Martian Comics #4, the devil reveals his unique history as a shaper of the American history, after World War II. Using the rise of communism to become an influential munitions maker, with help of his charisma field. The writers manage to include real characters like Joe McCarthy, and John F. Kennedy, which is a nice touch. Definitely a unique blend of real history with fiction.

The art work is stunning. The comic provides accurate portrayals of historical figures that are used in the story. I will admit the side story has some curious artwork as the writers and artists use some of the stranger aspects of Egyptian mythology to their advantage.

Story: Julian Darius Art: Sergio Tarquini, Andi Supriyono, R. L. Campos, and Donovan Yaciuk
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Martian Comics #3

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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

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Review: Martian Comics #1

Martian Comics #1 coverSex, drugs, and alien possession! The first issue of the independent sci-fi comics series, praised for its literary quality, features the first three chapters of “The Girl from Mars” plus “The Galilean!”

Martian Comics #1 is a cross between When Mars Attacks, and Timeline, except without the traditional idea of alien invasion. Izzy is a “normal,” but bored college student who daydreams of martian cities and martian orgies with vivid detail. Her unnamed alien self eventually becomes bored with being who she is, and tries one of the few illegal things on Mars. As the possession of Izzy gets longer, her behavior becomes odd, and gains some negative attention.

The martian landscapes are gorgeous, filled with oddly alien architecture yet, earthy buildings. Part of me is curious to know why a majority of the martians are naked, or nearly naked with some expectations. In contrast humans, are drawn almost stereotypical in appearance with the exception being Izzy herself since she has bright colored hair.

This story is not for children, just a fair warning.

Story: Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman Art: Sergio Tarquini and R. L. Campos
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

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