Mars Attacks #3

Mars Attacks #3

Writer: John Layman Artist: John McCrea Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 22, 2012 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

The invasion has begun! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are here! And they’ve brought giant, mutated insects with them!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 8, 2012

    I love this book! Anyone with a twisted sense of humor and love of sci-fi B-movies will be in heaven. It's going to take a while for my feet to come back to the ground. Consistently classy comic! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 25, 2012

    Mars Attacks is a niche genre. Or is it? I believe, with this issue, that anyone can pick this up and find themselves laughing, cringing and wanting more, all while being highly entertained. Layman and McCrea have a winner here as I plan to stick with this one for the long haul. I urge you to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Aug 22, 2012

    I enjoyed reading the comic more than watching the Tim Burton film. I applaud the creative team for understanding the nature of the source material and making a story that complements it. This is simply a fun comic, a great read, and good overall comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 22, 2012

    Any comic book that John McCrea draws is a comic book worth buying. In this issue, he gets to draw page after page of giant insects tearing people to pieces. It's gory and horrific and all kinds of awesome. While the story " or lack there of " won't leave much of an impression on you, McCrea's art surely will. Every page is a work of art, the kind of thing you'd hang on your wall, assuming you don't mind having images of giant ants eating people hanging on your wall. Maybe there are people out there that don't enjoy seeing giant scorpions attacking a city, but I don't know them, and frankly, I don't want to. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Aug 23, 2012

    If you are like me and enjoy the occasional manic and campy bit of science-fiction, and are not put off by human entrails, Mars Attacks! could be the book for you. The series has done a great job of hitting the most exciting parts of an alien invasion so far, definitely focusing on action rather than advancing an overarching plot. Again, the ending is so abrupt it is rather jarring, as you will want more than the book contains this issue. Hopefully, the threads from this issue will be picked up in the future. Still, don't let this deter you from what is some great sci-fi horror. From the art to the characterization to the dialogue, there is plenty in this book to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Aug 24, 2012

    Be aware that the story is very graphic with plenty of severed bodies and heads, it is not for the weak of heart. I used to own a few of the original trading cards and the original set is a classic within the trading card community. I am pleased that this comic is a worthwhile followup and keeps both the tone and the style of the original product. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Patrick Halpin Aug 21, 2012

    Should they keep this book going for any length of time it'll become the book I can grab it off the shelf when I'm in the mood for a good sadistic laugh, but until they are willing to piss off the hardcore nostalgic fans and try something new, (like a story) I'll only ever be half interested in this franchise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 21, 2012

    This is a fun book to read. There is much mayhem and destruction to be found within the pages. This isn't an amazing read but if the title has piqued your interest then you'll likely enjoy it. As previously mentioned, my greatest complaint about the series is the lack of direction, I need a little bit more than "the destruction of humankind" to get me totally invested in this series. If an overarching concept does emerge in the next issue I would certainly consider increasing my rating of this comic. Read Full Review

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