We’re excited to tell you about a new, trippy sci-fi comic book that harkens back to early Vertigo in its blend of genre fiction and literary intelligence. Martian Comics appropriates retro sci-fi tropes, recasting them in humanistic narratives that interrogate issues of Otherness. It’s an alien invasion of the soul.
The comic is written by Sequart’s founder, Dr. Julian Darius, who’s spent his career promoting comics as a legitimate form of art and considers this the next step. The comic is published by Sequart’s sister company, Martian Lit, and receives no corporate support.
After two standard issues, Martian Comics is continuing as a 52-page special with seven stories illustrated by three different artists.
We’re raising funds on Kickstarter now, and we really need your help. Check out the cool video and stay for the rewards, like a 106-page trade paperback and a T-shirt of Darick Robertson’s cover art.
You can view the Kickstarter here.