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Posted - 12/23/2015 :  08:49:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Richv1's Homepage  Reply with Quote Bookmark and Share

Title: Martian Comics # 1
Publisher: Martian Lit
Writer: Julian Darius, Kevin Thurman
Artists: Sergio Tarquini
Colors: R.L. Campos
Letters: Colin Bell
Cover Art: Darick Robertson
Cover Colors: Diego Rodriguez
Price: $ 4.99 US (kindle)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.martianlit.com
Comments: "I Dream of Mars!" Beautiful colors great the reader here. Also wondrous backgrounds.
One Martian girl seems sad and bored. This city and its people are filled with wonders. Izzy Montoya on Earth does dream of Mars and what she would be like there and how her imagination would make the city. This story though is full of surprises.
There is toplessness and sexual situations so this is a mature title.
The story does get interesting as we see the girl from Mars and Izzy are two different people. The way they are interacting is strange and weird but somehow it makes sense.
"Moving In" The Martian girl in Izzy's body is enjoying her time as an Eathlian. Things do start to change.
"New Myths" Izzy and her sister have a interesting conversation. There are other situations occurring as well. So you are left wondering where is this all leading to.
"The Galilean" Here we take a look at Jesus. Was Jesus really an alien?
The whole story and the way it is presented is unique. It gives you an outlook of Mars and Earth and its people that you will not have ever had.


Title: Martian Comics # 2
Publisher: Martian Lit
Writer: Julian Darius
Artists: Sergio Tarquini
Colors: R.L. Campos
Letters: Colin Bell
Cover Art: Sergio Tarquini
Cover Colors: R.L. Campos
Price: $ 4.99 US (kindle)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.martianlit.com
Comments: "You Can't Say Dallas Doesn't Love You" Isabella is definitely one unique individual. Now this Martain in an Earth woman's body may get a job as a spokesperson.
The story jumps around in time way to much. You can still follow it. It is just why does it do that. The art at times becomes flat.
The twist in this part is so obvious you will see it from a mile away.
"Lazarus" Jesus has brought back Lazarus from the dead. For Jesus he is revered but for Lazarus things are different. Lazarus finds things are now hard for him. He is an outcast. Yes he is alive again but he has lost his life. You cannot help but feel sorry for him.


Title: Martian Comics # 3
Publisher: Martian Lit
Writer: Julian Darius
Artists: Jason Muhr, Mansjur Daman, Sergio Tarquini
Colors: R.L. Campos
Letters: Colin Bell
Cover Art: David A. Frizell
Price: $4.99 US (kindle)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.martianlit.com
Comments: "One Small Step" Beautiful artwork as we get a look at a Martian and how their civilization compares to Earth's. There is a big difference.
"Safari" A young Martian boy is about to be sent on a test by his father. The Martian landscape is breathtaking. The cities are illustrated as architectural wonders. The red landscape is so fitting. The young Martian is put to the test and you can easily feel his fear. He still acts though. He proves himself worthy of being a Khylos Man. Traditions are passed down from one generation to the next. Are they necessary though? Here we see one Martian family thinks so. It is a bit touching the bond that forms between father and son.
"Ezekiel" A Martian lands on Earth in the past and we see how a Earth man would react. The spaceship is illustrated amazingly.
"What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" This story is about religion but it is very hard to follow. The words do flow smoothly. Knowing more about the bandaged man would have made the story better.
"Another Small Step" Here we see a human land on the moon yes its Neil Armstrong. Mars and Earth do have similarities. Nice drawings on the Martians they do stand out.
"Small Talk with Rats" The Girl from Mars, Chapter 5. Ok this story makes no sense. Maybe if you had read the previous chapters it would but not by itself. The people especially one man/martian is interesting but what is he up to?
"The Other" The Girl from Mars, Chapter 6. One man a Martian wants to control humans and martians. He is a Sociopath and his calm demeanor brings across the fact he is evil.
The message at the end of this comic about women in comic creation and cosplayers is an important one. They deserve respect.


Title: Martian Comics # 4
Publisher: Martian Lit
Writer: Julian Darius
Artists: Sergio Tarquini, Andi Supriyono
Colors: R.L. Campos, Donovan Yaciuk
Letters: Julian Darius and Steven Legge
Cover Art: Sergio Tarquini with Colors by Donovan Yaciuk
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.martianlit.com
Comments: "The Devil's Confession" Jonathan Skilling he owns A.R.M.S. Corporation. A weapons manufacturing company. Jonathan used the world situation and communism to become successful. He gives us a lesson on war and arms sales and all he wants is to make money. The images of war time are beautifully illustrated as it shows war is bleak and deary. This Martian possessing a human body is evil. This being has no feeling about killing people for its own gain, none at all.
"Cargo Cult" In Earth's primitive past we see a beautifully designed and illustrate space ship. Here to we learn how the Pharaohs came to be. The Pharaohs learned to rule by following the example set my the Martians.
It is wonderfully set up the storytelling as we follow the Martians and the way they interact with Earth society. For the most part they wish to control and rule Earth and its people. In primate times it was straightforward and in modern times it is more behind the scenes being subtle.


Title: Martian Comics # 5
Publisher: Martian Lit
Writer: Julian Darius
Artists: Mansyur Daman, David A. Frizell
Colors: Donovan Yaciuk, Diego Rodriguez
Letters: Julian Darius and Steven Legge
Cover Art: David A. Frizell
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.martianlit.com
Comments: "The Canals of Earth" Now on Mars a female and a male were a couple, Earth and Sparek. Sparek breaks his word to her and suffers because of it. Is this just a tale of how writing started or was it real? Who can say.
This issue as you read more of it you will realize that the roles of Earth and Mars are reversed here as we look at things through the Martians eyes. Yes here Martians are the heroes and Earthlings the invaders prose and than video.
The art presents Mars in gorgeous illustrations and its people to. The drawings beautifully render the depiction of the Martians alien civilization. The colors are beautifully presented.
This is a wonderfully told tale that leaves you in awe of Martian culture and how it parallels Earth's.


Title: Martian Comics # 6
Publisher: Martian Lit
Writer: Julian Darius
Pencils: Sergio Tarquini, Andre Siregar
Inks: Sara Nietto, Andre Siregar
Colors: R.L. Campos, Donovan Yaciuk
Letters: Julian Darius and Steven Legge
Cover Art: Ean Moody
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.martianlit.com
Comments: "New Frontiers," Part 1 A man possessed by a Martian has been manipulating the people of Earth. He sells weapons so he wants war. This story centers on Lee Harvey Oswald. We get into politics here and how the Martian uses them to create turmoil.
"December 1963" Here we see just how far a Martian in a human body is willing to go. This guy is evil and he knows it and does not care.
"Mutiny" This is a sneak peak at Kimot Ren # 1. Martians disagree over how to operate on Earth and this leads to a shoot out. It also leads to the start of an adventure for one Martian robot.
This comic will have you looking at Martians from a different light.


Title: Martian Comics # 7
Publisher: Martian Lit
Writer: Julian Darius
Pencils: Sergio Tarquini
Inks: Sara Nietto
Colors: R.L. Campos
Letters: Steven Legge
Cover Art: Andre Siregar
Cover Colors: Donovan Yaciuk
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.martianlit.com
Comments: "New Frontiers," Part 2 In Vietnam the Viet Minh had a war going on and the United States were involved. This war also involved the French, Japanese and North and South Korea were divided. In South Vietnam Diem was 'Elected' and his rule was fraught with problems. Diem and the then President Kennedy were assassinated.
Johnson was a President that finally stood up to the Klan. He did push for equality of races. Which caused strife.
This man possessed by a Martian just loves helping to create wars by giving a little push here or there. He makes tons of money by selling weapons and equipment.
The United States army here is shown in a very unflattering light. The United States government sends its soldiers over to Vietnam and how they act and what they do is deplorable while one man or rather one Martian profits from it.
War is profitable and people do get rich from it. This issue focuses on that. We see the one profiting has no moral values at all. He is a business man and shown with no heart at all.

Richard Vasseur
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