Dogs of Mars

Dogs of Mars

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by Various, Paul Maybury, Christian Weiser, Paul Mayberry
     
 
  • Isolated on the farthest frontier of civilization, nocturnal monsters stalk
    Captain Zoe and the crew of Mars Base Bowie. Lines are drawn and loyalties are tested as dissent grows within the ranks. Faced with mutiny, death, and dishonor; Zoe must sacrifice her humanity if she hopes to survive.

Overview

  • Isolated on the farthest frontier of civilization, nocturnal monsters stalk
    Captain Zoe and the crew of Mars Base Bowie. Lines are drawn and loyalties are tested as dissent grows within the ranks. Faced with mutiny, death, and dishonor; Zoe must sacrifice her humanity if she hopes to survive.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Originally published as a digital comic, this science fiction tale mixes hope and paranoia into something dire. On a mission to transform the red planet into a livable habitat, the crew of Mars Base Bowie prepares to drop an atom bomb into the core of the planet in order to create a magnetic field. One power failure later, followed by an ill-considered command by the gung-ho Captain Zoe, things fall apart. The attacking monsters don’t help much. Though it sometimes threatens to be more than a bit reminiscent of Alien, the story manages to avoid being too derivative. This is partially thanks to First Officer Turk, a counterpoint to Zoe whose constant questioning of her decisions incites a battle of the alpha females on top of the struggle against Martian monsters. The source of their enmity turns out to be more than a little trite—that revelation could be skipped—but the personalities and interaction of the characters elevate the sometimes by-the-numbers plot. Slick artwork typical of the genre might have doomed the book, but Mayberry’s illustrations add mystery and atmosphere to the plot, giving just the visual panache it needs to stand out. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607065500
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

Meet the Author

Dennis O'Neil is the influential writer of comics including BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW, THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and countless other titles. He is also the author of The DC Comics Guide to Writing for Comics (Watson Guptill).

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Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
If only a lower rating were possible. I thought the synopsis on this sounded interesting. I've liked the space/horror genre my whole life and this sounded right up my alley. Sadly, its abysmal. First, the art. While I appreciate many kinds of art, it still needs to match the subject matter and be coherent. Here its nearly impossible to understand what is going on from panel to panel and page to page. At times I think it might've been easier to understand if the pages were blank except for word balloons. Unfortunately, the word balloons don't do enough to help the art either. The story makes little to no sense and seems like the ideas of a stoner's 2am ramblings. The other huge issue is the over-saturation of the color red. Its everywhere and completely makes nearly every page harder to comprehend. Image Comics has found some of the best talent and comics in the past 20 years, this is the opposite.