The Martians Leave Behind A Baby In Ryall And Kieth’s MARS ATTACKS: FIRST BORN
Chris Ryall and Sam Kieth, who recently worked together on utterly spectacular series The Hollows, are teaming back up to tell a brand new story in IDW‘s impressive line of Mars Attacks miniseries. Ryall and Kieth will be working on a four-issue even called Mars Attacks: First Born. The duo will be co-plotting the story but Kieth will be handling the interior art and covers. IDW describes First Born as “a deceptively quiet story of the aftereffects of the Martian invasion: in a devastated neighborhood, a few survivors try to rebuild their lives. One of those survivors is an infant Martian, left behind in the attacks. But was she left behind on accident, or as part of a more nefarious plan? Does nature versus nurture apply to horrible invaders from Mars? These are some of the themes being explored in this series. Also: giant bugs.“
Ryall says that the series is a love letter to Mars Attacks and the “wild science-fiction tales from the past” in the style of the legendary Wally Wood and books like Weird Science-Fantasy and EC Comics. The Wally Wood influences will be shown in the word of artist Loston Wallace who will be doing some homage variant covers for First Born. You can check out Kieth and Wallace’s covers below. Mars Attack: First Born #1 of 4 will hit comic shops this May. Will you be checking this one out?