Luke Owen reviews Mars Attacks Zombies vs Robots…
One thing I do have to say however is that Ryall missed a trick to add in extra humour of a zombie Martian. It might just be me, but I think that’s a fairly obvious gag to make when you’re writing a comic about Martians invading a zombie-strewn planet.
The artwork is fantastic and it mirrors the comedy aspect of the script so well. Andy Kuhn’s work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been really good, but here he just hits the nail on the head perfectly. His design of the lead Martian is actually quite sinister which really helps the comedy towards the end of the issue and his decimated earth is actually quite chilling – which again adds to the comedy.
Mars Attacks Zombies vs. Robots is such as well-balanced book. While it didn’t have me rolling with laughter as Mars Attacks The Transformers did, it’s full of laughs with some well-timed humour and hilarious ideas.
My hat goes off to everyone who has worked on this January Mars Attacks series. They’ve all done such a great job and each issue has had its own merits. I’ve made no secret of how I didn’t like either Infestation storylines they’ve done so anything was going to be a step up in my books, but they’ve outdone themselves completely and created a fantastic series of comics. Well done!