Red Mass for Mars #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Ryan Bodenheim Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 17, 2009 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As the son of Mars, Phobos, leads the returning heroes in a battle over the Earth, we find out the reason why Mars refuses to save the world and the history of why he abandoned the Earth.

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jun 23, 2009

    As for the art, Ryan Bodenheim and colour assists by Marty Shelley is really a joy to look at. I mention Marty Shelley because of the colouring of this issue, which really struck a chord with me. The backgrounds, almost all of space with crazy colour schemes of blue and red or brown and yellow, help create mood within the scenes while maintaining a surrealistic experience. This type of future is very foreign and I like how the background colouring works with this. His characters are expressive and play with convention just like the script. Many characters look like the archetypes they mimic, yet in the scenes in which they react against these ideas, the characters can look very unlike themselves in often shocking ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 17, 2009

    But that's a quality that the series has shown from the beginning. I've grown more or less accustomed to it by now. The real problem with this issue is that it doesn't quite satisfy after such a long wait.The story is surprisingly straightforward, and the conclusion lacks a bit of the emotional resonance it might have shown. It's always refreshing to be reading more new indie work from Hickman, but this particular issue perhaps isn't the greatest showcase for his talents as a writer and designer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jun 20, 2009

    A Red Mass for Mars #3 is a good comic all around. The artwork looks great, the action scenes kick ass, and Hickman's Superman Mars is a character well-worth reading about. Read Full Review

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