Mars Attacks KISS #1

Mars Attacks KISS #1

Writer: Chris Ryall Artist: Alan Robinson Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 9, 2013 Critic Reviews: 5
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The weekly invasion continues here! In 1970s New York, four teens are handed the power to become godlike figures... unless some attacking Martians find a way to steal that power for themselves! A tale torn from the original 1976 Kiss comic, courtesy of Chris "God of Thunder" Ryall and Alan "War Machine" Robinson!

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jan 9, 2013

    The silliness of the issue never devolves into stupidity. There's a whole lot of fun, but be sure never to take yourself too seriously when reading this issue. No, this comic doesn't look to be something groundbreaking or serious, but it does want to make you smile and amuse you for a while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Jan 9, 2013

    KISS fans and Mars Attacks fans will probably be pleased with this installment in the five-part event. Casual readers of either beloved franchise may find it a bit corny, but it's a fun trip. With great art and a fun and rocking story, this is another stop in what seems to be a pretty fun miniseries 3.5/5BioLatest PoststhorverineSenior Writer & Feature Entertainment Editor at ComicBookTherapyI'm a comic book and movie nerd who loves to share news I find interesting and hope you do as well. I'm a big Doctor Who fan and sci-fi in general. My favorite comic characters you ask? Well Thor, Wolverine, and Daredevil. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 12, 2013

    It's not a perfect issue, but it's a good one, and you have to appreciate the kind of madness that would lead to fusing these two properties in the first place. If you know nothing of the comic-book backstory of KISS, you learn what you need to learn here, and the visuals, while flawed, have moments of such utter brilliance that you almost forgive the artist for not being able to make Gene look like Gene. If you're looking for poetic narratives or inspiring insights into the human condition, you might be disappointed, but the book entertained me all the way through, it referenced previous books that I dearly love and even its worst points aren't a complete deal-breaker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Skott Jimenez Jan 14, 2013

    All in all, while I didn't enjoy this issue as much as I enjoyed the Popeye one, I have to say there seems to be a theme here. While the Martians appear to be a force to be reckoned with, they seem to be very easily defeated. This is one of the drawbacks to these type of stories, you know the Martians won't be allowed to kill any major characters so while there is a lot of fun and entertainment value to these stories, there isn't much a feeling that these properties are in any real danger. But the Zombies Vs. Robots world might be different. The Martians may be able to impact that reality in a long-lasting way. We'll just have to wait and see. But, as I said, even with this in mind, and seeing how quickly these one-shots are wrapped up, this is still a highly entertaining event. Also just as entertaining this week are the variant covers: Mars Attacks Judge Dredd by Greg Staples and Mars Attacks Star Slammers by the legendary Walter Simonson! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 12, 2013

    Mars Attacks Kiss is a fun book. I liked it better than the Popeye one because of the switch it pulls at the beginning. I would have liked to see more introduction to the members of the group, even just one panel of some banter between them but there is something to be said for launching into the action. This is worth taking a look at. I guarantee it will be one of the more "different" comics you read this week or month. Read Full Review

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