Mars_Attacks_Image_4.jpgMARS ATTACKS IMAGE #4


COVER DATE: April 1997
COVER PRICE: $2.50(US)
FORMAT: 36Pages / Color
COVER: Andy Smith (Pencils), Bill Sienkiewicz (Inks), I.H.O.C. (Colors)


LEAD STORY

PAGES: 22

CREDITS

Story: Keith Giffen

Script: Gary Carlson

Pencils: Andy Smith

Inks: Bill Sienkiewicz

Colors: I.H.O.C. (Reuben Rude, Abel Mouton, Bill Zindel, Lea Rude, John Zaia, and José Arenas

Letters: Chris Eliopoulos

Editor: Erik Larsen

Assistant Editor: Garrett Chin

HEROES

Dragon

Freak Force
- SuperPatriot
- Mighty Man II
- Rapture
- Barbaric
- Ricochet

Liberty
Justice

The Deadly Duo
- Kill-Cat
- Kid Avenger

Star II

GUEST HEROES

Hot Led Ink

WildStar

Shadowline

U.S. Male (Death Issue)

WildStorm

The Wildcats
- Emp
- Spartan
- Voodoo
- Maul

Gen¹³
- Grunge

Wetworks
- Dane
- Pilgrim

Backlash

Top Cow

Cyber Force

TMP

Spawn

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

Jake Farrell

GUEST SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

Labman

GUEST VILLAINS

Topps

Martians

SUMMARY

The explosion in Detroit only managed to take out the shield generator that supplies all of the flying saucers with force-fields. Further damage was halted by channeling the blast into the surrounding city, wiping out any surviving civilians. Liberty is taken away and repeatedly raped by Martians in an attempt to create a hybrid. Justice breaks free and ruthlessly slaughters all of the rapists and rescues his sister. The heroes within the stronghold then escape from the facility as it breaks up into its component parts to supply reinforcements to the losing invading forces.

SuperPatriot gives a final rallying cry to his allies as superheroes across the globe initiate a final strike against their enemies. U.S. Male is found dead by Backlash, killed while protecting the Bill of Rights. Eventually the Martians are forced to call to Mars for help but only Dragon has survived to answer their call and he warns them that they will all soon be dead.

The entire alien fleet arrives back on Mars, with little life support and fuel in their vessels, only to discover that their entire society has been wiped out by an asteroid storm and they have no resources to survive with and not enough fuel to return to Earth. Jake Farrell relieves his old friend of command over the globe's forces and heads off to start up the clean up project. A number of heroes have been killed, including Youngblood and the Pact. The legions of dead are mourned but the human survivors celebrate their victory and thank their heroes for keeping them all alive.

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