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This issue features six original stories all set on Mars.

In "A Warped Tale," written by Al Sirois and illustrated by Gray Morrow, Commander Alex Nyberg and Lt. Kevin O'Donnel are two American astronauts who discover intelligent life on the Red Planet, but will they make history in the way they anticipate?

"A Maritan Saga" was written by Creepy editor Nicola Cuti and illustrated by iconic horror comic book artist and Swamp Thing co-creator Bernie Wrightson. In this story, the unidentified human narrator helps a settlement of native Martians against a savage creature, but will his reward be worth the effort?

Bill DuBay penned "Those 'Orrible Passions of '78," illustrated by Carmine Infantino and Dick Giordano. The story is framed as the content of an interview between a journalist and Inspector Hackshaw, Scotland Yard's "most famous detective." Hackshaw relates a mystery that parallels with the Viking space mission photos of a humanoid face on Mars.

In "The Last," written by Roger McKenzie with art by legendary two-fisted EC artist, John Severin, a robot holds the key to Earth's past in this western-themed tale.

Bruce Jones and Martin Salvador collaborate on "They Come Out at Night," set in 2076. A honeymoon on Mars ends in death, but as investigators attempt to solve the mystery, they discover that sometimes murderers really do return to the scene of the crime.

Finally, artist Wally Wood (Daredevil, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents) writes "Warmonger of Mars," a satire/homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter. Illustrated by Ralph Reese.

The comic is in magazine format, and does contain nudity.







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