Fear of a Red Planet #1
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Fear of a Red Planet #1

Writer: Mark Sable Artist: Andrea Olimpieri Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: November 23, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Mars.  Fifty years from now, humanity's first Martian colony is no longer self-sustaining. Under the thumb of its corporate mining overlords, the surviving colonists slave away just to pay for resupply rockets from Earth, will little or no hope of returning home.
One woman has kept a fragile peace: the U.N.'s first and only interplanetary marshal.  A lawwoman escaping a violent past on Earth, she prides herself on never having fired a shot on Mars. But when she's tasked with solving the murder of the colony's most hated man, her investigation threatens to tear the red planet apart.    
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  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 23, 2022

    Fear of a Red Planet plays to some of the things that get me excited but does it in a way that has a kind of steep learning curve for the reader. We get a lot of information but trying to piece it together into something cohesive isn't easy, which is fine. It'll take time and probably most of the run for it to come together, which certainly ups the value of reading it again and seeing the pieces more clearly. The cast of characters are pretty familiar and the setting is interesting so there's plenty to latch onto and enjoy. Olimpieri's artwork is very strong here with how everything comes together for the world design and I'm curious to see where it'll go as we explore more of it and some of the periods in between the first arrival and where things are now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Nov 22, 2022

    Combining two popular genres is no guarantee of success particularly when the story of a murder mystery is set in a small town where everyone has a motive. With some nice artwork, it's a decent enough start to see if the creative team is able to surprise the readers in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kobi Bordoley Nov 25, 2022

    Aesthetic and engagingwelcome to the Martian wild west. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 23, 2022

    The introductory issue clearly lays out the core conflicts and essential figures for readers to know in an economically drafted script. However, loose linework often makes identifying those figures difficult. Read Full Review

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