Cover Mars Attacks Image #03

Mars Attacks Image #3

Cover Date: March 1997
Cover Price: $2.50(US)
Format: 36 Pages / 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. (Rueben 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
Dart
SuperPatriot
Rapture
Mighty Man II
Barbaric
Ricochet
Liberty
Justice
The Deadly Duo
Kill-Cat
Kid Avenger
Star II
Vanguard

Guest Heroes

Hot Led Ink
WildStar
Shadowline
ShadowHawk II
WildStorm
The Wildcats
Lord Emp
Spartan
Savant
Wetworks
Dane
Gen¹³
Backlash
Top Cow
Cyber Force
Ripclaw
Impact
Cyblade
Stryker
TMP
Spawn
I Before E
Maxx

Supporting Characters

Jake Farrell

Guest Supporting Characters

Labman

Guest Villains

Topps
Martians

Summary

SuperPatriot is elected leader of Earth’s forces and he reluctantly accepts the position. Jake Farrell arrives on the scene to act as the veteran’s liaison to the President of the USA. He tries to rally a number of superheroes for a unified assault on all of the Martian forces and repel them once and for all.

The immensely powerful Mighty Man demonstrates that the heavy firepower of the invaders has a limit as their strongest weapons can no longer charge enough energy to cause him harm. Flying saucers are thrown across the skies and hundreds of aliens meet their doom at his hands.

Fed up with pointless battles on the ground, Dragon makes contact with his alien ally, Vanguard, who is forbidden from interfering by the orders for his post on Earth. Instead the soldier bends the rules by taking his policeman friend towards Mars so that he can take the battle directly to the Martians.

In Detroit, the gathered heroes infiltrate the Earthbound stronghold of the invaders in the hope to cause some serious damage to the facility. Labman leads his allies inside and The Kid Avenger uncovers a control panel that he believes will allow him to blow up the entire structure. Unsure of how to proceed, Kill-Cat states that he will take responsibility for whatever happens. An energy surge is created, but a huge explosion goes off that seemingly consumes the heroes as well as their foes…

Story Notes

Collected Edition

Issue Extras

Savage Dragon and Megaton pin-up by Armando Durruthy, Mike Miller, and I.H.O.C.

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