Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars #1
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Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars #1

Writer: Ben Acker, Ben Blacker Artist: J. Bone Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Shine your astro spurs and don your robot fists! Justice rides a rocket steed across the crimson plains of the fourth planet, where one man brings fear to robots and aliens...and hope to humans who make this frontier planet their home. He is...SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS!

  • 9.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Feb 19, 2015

    This was a tight, hilarious first issue ofSparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars.I can't wait for more, and if this is the quality I can expect then I'm definitely going to check outBeyond Beliefwhen it comes out too. If you like space westerns, laser fightin' and robot fists, pick this up from your LCS or digitally. Also definitely check out The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast, because it is excellent. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Feb 19, 2015

    However, not everything in this comic is aliens and fighting. What makes “Sparks Nevada” so engaging is how human the characters are, even Croach the Tracker. The caravan riders stop to pet Nevada's horse Mercury and comment on how cute he is, which makes Sparks proud. Croach, despite how aggravating and confusing it can be for all parties involve, deeply believes in his onus to Sparks and the friendship(?) that blooms out of that obligation is frankly adorable. Hell that's not even mentioning scenes like Ornery Lou handing the Butterfly Kid his little hat. I mentioned that J. Bone was great with action scenes but he really excels at making you go “D'aww!” at robot bandits too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dana Keels Feb 24, 2015

    Ladiona: I definitely agree with my friend Ryan about the artwork of the comic. Acker and Blacker also do a great job with capturing the witty spirit of the dialogue intaction in the new medium. It helps to hear the voices of Marc Evan Jackson and Mark Gagliardi when reading Sparks and Croach, but even in the form of speech bubbles the rhythm of their banter remains intact. Overall, the silly spirit of The Thrilling Adventure Hour is well-captured in the comic book medium and we all have an onus, once again, to the Bens who have made sure that their one-of-a-kind show lives on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 23, 2015

    As an allegory of a Western, seasoned with science fiction and served up as a light-hearted adventure, this comic is sure to hold wide appeal beyond the regular listeners of "The Thrilling Adventure Hour" podcast. "The Thrilling Adventure Hour Presents: Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars" #1 gives readers a whole new world to explore and rolls out a magnificent welcome spacecoach for readers to hop into. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 18, 2015

    The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Sparks Nevada: Marshal On Mars #1 is a decent debut for a comic that has some potential but just doesn't quite hit the mark to launch it into stardom. There's some laughs and the potential for more laughs down the line, and that's always a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Feb 18, 2015

    Overall, however, I'm sure there's an audience for this, even if it's not me. There are a few good tidbits of writing and the style is vibrant, to say the least. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Feb 18, 2015

    Acker and Blacker are skilled writers. Their Wolverine issues and their Thunderbolts run recently have been great comics, and obviously the Thrilling Adventure Hour is stellar. This is just one of those scenarios where the charm doesn't translate. I would only recommend this to the most diehard fans, and even then, I can promise you it won't be the same. Read Full Review

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