Mars Attacks: First Born #1

Mars Attacks: First Born #1

Writer: Chris Ryall Artist: Sam Kieth Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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It's Mars Attacks like you've never seen it, from the co-creator of The Maxx and the team behind The Hollows! When Mars attacked Earth, the battle left no side unscarred, least of all a lonely old man and his blind niece...along with the first Martian child born on Earth! Will the child's warlike ways take over, or is there more going on here than it seems?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister May 14, 2014

    If judges sentenced good things, and I was one of those judges, I would sentence you to read this book if I could. I promise that I don't mean that to sound like a punishment. So like I said, if judges sentenced good things. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell May 14, 2014

    Ryall and Kieth trick you into thinking this is a Mars Attack story. It is a Mars Attack story in the strictest sense, but it's so much more. Those two men don't do simple. You're going to want to pay attention to this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Project-Nerd - Jarrod Nov 12, 2014

    I would love to see these guys tackle another story set in theMars Attacks universe. They already tricked me into a fun, sad, and poignant story filled with Martians. If you're aMars Attackskind ofperson, then I'm sure you're already planning to pick upFirst Born. If you haven't read anyMars Attacks titles yet, don't worry. You don't have to have any prior knowledge of the property. I think you'll dig it; I did. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt May 15, 2014

    All in all, this was a surprisingly touching read I stumbled on when picking up my weekly books, and one I can happily recommend to our readers. Kieth's art is beautiful to behold, as anyone currently reading the gorgeous reprints of his much beloved Maxx series also from IDW will vouch for, and this book is no exception. And the story he and Ryall have concocted is an intriguing enough one to prompt me to add this book to my monthly pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 14, 2014

    This is a bizarre story from Chris Ryall and Sam Keith, with Ryall providing the wordage. It's perfectly appropriate for a Mars Attacks story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Eric Bridges May 13, 2014

    Mars Attacks: First Born is fantastic start with a neat story that I highly recommend. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Craig Schroeder Jun 4, 2014

    The words Mars Attacks splashed across the cover of a comic book, invoke a very familiar universe. Mars Attacks: First Born isnt that universe, which can be a little frustrating in the early pages of the comic, when the nature and pacing of the book is a bit of a question mark. However, once the comic settles in and distinguishes itself from Burtons film, it turns into a pretty exciting first issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Lonnie Nadler May 16, 2014

    Ryall is no stranger to writing about aliens or destruction. His resume speaks for itself. For me, his work has been really hit-or-miss. I really enjoyed his work during the Infestation cross-over. His other book, The Colonized, didnt do much for me. To me, it feels like hes trying to craft a fairy-tale story where baby Martians and blind little girls get into mischief. Unfortunately, there wasnt too much mischief to be had in this first chapter. It seems to teeter in the middle and doesnt know what it is yet. I hope that this story gets more comical or dark next month. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 14, 2014

    This series doesn't offer anything new to what you'd expect. Little girl, baby Martian…against the Martians! Blah is all I have to say about this read as it doesn't pop or have much of a reason to exist just yet. Read Full Review

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