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Martian Lit:

Martian Comics

Martian Comics occurs in a sci-fi universe in which there is intelligent life on Mars. Martians interacted with Earth for thousands of years prior to cloaking itself from human detection.

The initial story, “The Girl from Mars,” follows Izzy Montoya after her apparent possession by a Martian woman, who is simply interested in a vacation from her technologically advanced life on Mars, which she finds boring. She’s forced to navigate Izzy’s human life, including her sister Rita, before meeting the Other, the villain of the story.

Phase 1: 2014-2017

Martian Comics #1

“I Dream of Mars!” -- 8 pages

  • script by Julian Darius; story by Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 1
  • first appearance of Isabella “Izzy” Montoya

“Moving In” -- 6 pages

  • script by Julian Darius; story by Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 2
  • first appearance of Rita Montoya

“New Myths” -- 7 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 3
  • first appearance of Jonathan Skilling / the Other

“The Galilean” -- 5 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • first appearance of Lazarus (in cameo)

sketch page -- 1 pages

  • art by Sergio Tarquini

cover by Darick Robertson; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated July 2014

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Martian Comics #2

“You Can’t Say Dallas Doesn’t Love You” -- 15 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 4

“Lazarus” -- 13 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini

cover by Sergio Tarquini; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated Nov 2014
Martian Comics #3

“One Small Step” -- 2 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Jason Muhr

“Safari” -- 17 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

“Ezekiel” -- 3 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini

“What Has Athens to Do with Jerusalem?” -- 11 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • Lazarus story

“Another Small Step” -- 3 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Jason Muhr

“Small Talk with Rats” -- 10 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 5

“The Other” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 6

cover by David A. Frizell; published by Martian Lit; $4.99; cover-dated Dec 2015
Martian Comics #4

“The Devil’s Confession” -- 33 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 7
  • tells the story of Winthrop Northmore, 1945-1961

“Cargo Cult” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andi Supriyono

sketch page -- 1 pages

  • art by Andi Supriyono

cover by Sergio Tarquini; published by Martian Lit; $3.99; cover-dated May 2016
Martian Comics #5

“The Canals of Earth” -- 23 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman and David A. Frizell

original pages 2-8 -- 7 pages

  • art by Mansyur Daman

cover by David A. Frizell; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated July 2016
Kimot Ren #1

“Mutiny” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar

“Four Minutes on the Ceiling” -- 4 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar

“Philosophers Would Say” -- 3 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar

“Atmospheric Conditions” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar, Karl Jauslin, and Adolf Vollmy

“Blending In” -- 12 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar

sketch page -- 1 pages

  • art by Andre Siregar

cover by Andre Siregar; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated Aug 2016
Martian Comics #6

“New Frontiers, Part 1″ -- 15 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 8, part 1
  • begins the story of Wallace Irons, 1961-198X, focusing on the Kennedy administration
  • at the end of this installment, 100 pages of “The Girl from Mars” had been published

“December 1963″ -- 5 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto

pin-up -- 1 pages

  • art by Sergio Tarquini

“Mutiny” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar
  • reprinted from Kimot Ren #1

cover by Ean Moody; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated Sept 2016
Martian Comics #7

“New Frontiers, Part 2″ -- 33 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 8, part 2
  • continues the story of Wallace Irons, focusing on the Vietnam War through 1966

cover by Andre Siregar; published by Martian Lit; $3.99; cover-dated Oct 2016
Martian Comics #8

“New Frontiers, Part 3″ -- 12 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 8, part 3
  • continues the story of Wallace Irons, covering 1967 and part of 1968 (including the Tet Offensive)

“The Second Most Dangerous Game, Part 1″ -- 11 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

sketch page -- 1 pages

  • art by Mansyur Daman

cover by Janaina Medeiros; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated Dec 2016
Kimot Ren #2

“The Clarity of Morning” -- 10 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar

“One of Us” -- 10 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar

“A Show of Marvels” -- 16 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar

cover by Andre Siregar; published by Martian Lit; $3.99; cover-dated May 2017
Lazarus, the Forever Man #0

“Lazarus” -- 13 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #2

“What Has Athens to Do with Jerusalem?” -- 11 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #3

“How I Learned to be Immortal” -- 67 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini and Sara Nietto
  • new to this issue

cover by Mansyur Daman; published by Martian Lit; $5.99; cover-dated June 2017
Martian Comics #9

“New Frontiers, Part 4″ -- 14 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 8, part 4
  • continues the story of Wallace Irons, 1961-198X, focusing on the King assassination

“The Second Most Dangerous Game, Part 2″ -- 14 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

cover by Ace Continuado and Jeffrey Huet; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated Aug 2017
Martian Comics #10

“New Frontiers, Part 5″

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 8, part 5

“The Second Most Dangerous Game, Part 3″ -- 10 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

cover by Julian Darius; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated Sept 2017
Martian Comics #11

“New Frontiers, Part 6″

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 8, part 6

“The Second Most Dangerous Game, Part 4″ -- 8 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

cover by Mansyur Daman; published by Martian Lit; $2.99; cover-dated Oct 2017
Martian Comics #12

“The New Pet” -- 9 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by TBA

“The New Owner” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by TBA

“The Second Most Dangerous Game, Part 5″ -- 13 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

“New Frontiers, Part 7″

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 8, part 7
  • concludes the story of Wallace Irons, 1961-198X

cover by TBA; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Dec 2017
Martian Comics Collected #1

“I Dream of Mars!” -- 8 pages

  • script by Julian Darius; story by Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 1
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #1

“Moving In” -- 6 pages

  • script by Julian Darius; story by Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 2
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #1

“New Myths” -- 7 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 3
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #1

“You Can’t Say Dallas Doesn’t Love You” -- 15 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 4
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #2

“Small Talk with Rats” -- 10 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 5
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #3

“The Other” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 6
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #3

“The Devil’s Confession” -- 33 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 7
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #4

“New Frontiers”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 8
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #6-12

sketch page from Martian Comics #1 -- 1 pages

  • art by Sergio Tarquini

pin-up from Martian Comics #6 -- 1 pages

  • art by Sergio Tarquini

cover to Martian Comics #1 -- 1 pages

  • art by Darick Robertson

cover to Martian Comics #2 -- 1 pages

  • art by Sergio Tarquini

cover taken from Martian Comics #1; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Dec 2017
Martian Comics Collected #4

“One Small Step” -- 2 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Jason Muhr
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #3

“The Canals of Earth” -- 23 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman and David A. Frizell
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #5

“Safari” -- 17 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #3

“The New Pet” -- 10 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by TBA
  • incorporates the cover to Martian Comics #12
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #12

“The New Owner” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by TBA
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #12

“Cargo Cult” -- 6 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andi Supriyono
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #4

“Ezekiel” -- 3 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #3

“The Galilean” -- 5 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #1

“The Second Most Dangerous Game” -- 56 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #8-12

“December 1963″ -- 5 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Sergio Tarquini
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #6

“Another Small Step” -- 3 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Jason Muhr
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #3

cover to Martian Comics #3 -- 1 pages

  • art by David A. Frizell

cover to Martian Comics #8 -- 1 pages

  • art by Janaina Medeiros

cover to Martian Comics #9 -- 1 pages

  • art by Ace Continuado and Jeffrey Huet

cover to Martian Comics #10 -- 1 pages

  • art by Julian Darius

original pages 2-8 from Martian Comics #5 -- 7 pages

  • art by Mansyur Daman

sketch page from Martian Comics #4 -- 1 pages

  • art by Andi Supriyono

cover to Martian Comics #11 -- 1 pages

  • art by Mansyur Daman

sketch page from to Martian Comics #8 -- 1 pages

  • art by Mansyur Daman

cover taken from Martian Comics #3; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Dec 2017

Phase 2: 2017-2018

Martian Comics #13

“The Tears of Khera, Part 1″ -- 36 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

sketch pages -- 3 pages

  • art by Mansyur Daman

cover by Mansyur Daman; published by Martian Lit; $3.99; cover-dated Jan 2018
Martian Comics #14

“The Tears of Khera, Part 2″ -- 34 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

cover by Mansyur Daman; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Feb 2018
Martian Comics #15

“The Tears of Khera, Part 3″

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

cover by Mansyur Daman; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Mar 2018
Martian Comics #16

“Gladiators” -- 27 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Steven Legge

“How I Spent the Robot Revolution” -- 10 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Steven Legge

“His Name was Journey 1″ -- 9 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar

sketch page -- 1 pages

  • art by Julian Darius

cover by Steven Legge; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Apr 2018
Martian Comics #17

“Dinosaurs of Mars!”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman, Jason Muhr, Andre Siregar

“The Miracles of Khera”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

“I Dream of Hell!” -- 12 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by TBD

cover by Jason Muhr; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated May 2018
Martian Comics #18

“The Blueprint”

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto

untitled

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto

cover by Doug Smock; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated June 2018
Martian Comics #19

“Decolonization”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

untitled

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

“Pug Zealand”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

cover by Andre Siregar; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated July 2018
Martian Comics Collected #5

“The Tears of Khera”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #13-15

“Gladiators” -- 26 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Steven Legge
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #16

“How I Spent the Robot Revolution” -- 10 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Steven Legge
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #16

“His Name was Journey 1″ -- 9 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Andre Siregar
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #16

“Dinosaurs of Mars!”

  • written by Julian Darius
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #17

“The Miracles of Khera”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #17

“Decolonization”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #19

“I Dream of Hell!” -- 12 pages

  • written by Julian Darius; art by TBD
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #17

“The Blueprint”

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #18

untitled

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #18

untitled

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #19

“Pug Zealand”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman
  • reprinted from Martian Comics #19

cover to Martian Comics #19 -- 1 pages

  • art by Andre Siregar

sketch pages from Martian Comics #13 -- 3 pages

  • art by Mansyur Daman

sketch page from Martian Comics #16 -- 1 pages

  • art by Julian Darius

cover by Andre Siregar; cover taken from Martian Comics #19; published by Martian Lit
Lazarus, the Forever Man #1

“The Second Coming”

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto

cover by Andre Siregar; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Aug 2018
The Horizons of Khera

written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Sept 2018

Phase 3, Part 1: 2018-2019

Martian Comics #20

“How to Make a (S)killing, Part 1″

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 9, part 1
  • begins the story of Jonathan Skilling, 198X-present

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Nov 2018
Lazarus, the Forever Man #2
published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Dec 2018
Martian Comics #21

“How to Make a (S)killing, Part 2″

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 9, part 2
  • continues the story of Jonathan Skilling, 198X-present

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Jan 2019
Martian Comics #22

“How to Make a (S)killing, Part 3″

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 9, part 3
  • continues the story of Jonathan Skilling, 198X-present

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Mar 2019
Lazarus, the Forever Man #3
published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Apr 2019
Martian Comics #23

“How to Make a (S)killing, Part 4″

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 9, part 4
  • concludes the story of Jonathan Skilling, 198X-present

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated May 2019
Martian Comics #24

“The Artist”

“Foo Fighters” -- 10 pages

  • art by Andi Supriyono

“The Suicide” -- 10 pages

sketch page

  • art by Andi Supriyono

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated June 2019
Martian Comics #25

“The Final Confession”

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 10

“The Devil’s Victory”

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 11

“Nemot Rising, Part 1″ -- 11 pages

  • written by Julian Darius

“The Kiss” -- 18 pages

  • written by Julian Darius

“Nemot Rising, Part 2″ -- 18 pages

  • written by Julian Darius

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated July 2019
The Labyrinth of Lem Nesh

written by Julian Darius; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Aug 2019

Phase 3, Part 2: 2019-2020

Martian Comics #26

“Voltaire”

  • written by Julian Darius; art by Mansyur Daman

“Nemot Rising, Part 3″

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Sept 2019
Martian Comics #27

“Return to Mars”

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 12

“Nemot Rising, Part 4″

  • written by Julian Darius

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Nov 2019
Lazarus, the Forever Man #4
published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Dec 2019
Martian Comics #28

“While You were Out”

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 13

“Nemot Rising, Part 5″

  • written by Julian Darius

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Jan 2020
Martian Comics #29

“The Devil’s Defeat”

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 14

“Nemot Rising, Part 6″

  • written by Julian Darius

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Mar 2020
Lazarus, the Forever Man #5
published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Apr 2020
Martian Comics #30

untitled

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 15

“Nemot Rising, Part 7″

  • written by Julian Darius

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated May 2020
Martian Comics #31

untitled

  • written by Julian Darius; pencils by Sergio Tarquini; inks by Sara Nietto
  • The Girl from Mars, chapter 16

“Nemot Rising, Part 8″ -- 24 pages

  • written by Julian Darius

published by Martian Lit; cover-dated July 2020
Martian Comics Collected #2

collects The Girl from Mars, chapters 9-16; published by Martian Lit

Martian Comics Collected #6

collects material from Martian Comics #20-31 and Kimot Ren #0; published by Martian Lit

The Reinvention of Belvanti

written by Julian Darius; published by Martian Lit; cover-dated Aug 2020


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