I have a soft spot for Mars. This was published when I was first discovering independent comics past super-heroes. I was really into learning that different people had different styles. And this was good science fiction. I hadn’t read a story like it before. Ultimately it was the gateway series to many things including European comics, graphic design, deeper sci-fi and becoming casual friends with Mark Wheatley.
I just reread the series. It holds up. Very interesting, well thought out, lots of potential. I love the character designs and the bizarro alien creatures. The concept they lay down for the planet Mars is cool. It’s a short series with a variety of fascinating covers. This one is my favorite. It’s a striking design with beautiful use of colors. I obsess over the red hair. When I first got this, the duplicated characters was impossible to work out how it was done. Of course, I learned. But what an inspiration
Have you read Mars? Let me know in the comments. I’ve only met less than a handful that have.
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4 thoughts on “Cool Comics Cover 26 – Mars #10”
Thanks. Did you read it? Or even see it? lol so many didn’t
Never knew Mars was a thing outside of John Carter and Dejah Thoris. Where can I find the volumes?
well, surfing for it. It was ignored and not collected so it is incredibly hard to get issues. They often hit the obscure dollar bins. You know, because they are not collectible. So they are rare and worthless. Gotta love that logic.