Library of Free Mars Reads: Comics

"Major Mars"
Exciting Comics (April 1940)
Major Mars, a wizard of science and inventor of a robot named Grag, was born on the moon of earthly parents and is a one-man vigilance committee dedicated to the maintenance of peace among the planets!

“The Interplanetary War"
Jet #3 and Jet #4 (1951) Magazine Enterprises
Our fearless hero, Jet Powers, travels to the Red Planet, diffuses a royal Martian plot, and then battles Venusian invaders threatening both Mars and Earth!

“Spawn of Mars”
Weird Fantasy (September/October 1951) EC Comics
The tale of Miss Jean Belmont, the first woman to set foot on the mysterious Red Planet!

(May 1951) Ziff-Davis
The exploits of that incredible crusader from another world, Lars of Mars!

"The Madman of Mars" (selected panels)
Space Western Comics #44 (1953)
Part 1 of a two-part comic starring Spurs Jackson and his Space Vigilantes as they venture to Mars to battle evil Nazis who have destroyed Paris, Moscow and New York with devastating hydrogen bomb rockets!

(Western Publishing, 1958)
20-page, full-color promotional comic book that was published by Western Publishing in early 1958 and distributed by participating shoe and department stores.

Batman #132 (June 1960) DC Comics
Eight-page story starring Batman & Robin.

Journey into Mystery (September 1960)
Five-page monstrosity by Steve Ditko.

Marvel Comics' World’s Unknown, Vol. 1, No. 1 (May 1963)
Six-page comic adapted from 1967 short story by Frederik Pohl.

Marvel Comics' Creatures on the Loose, Vol. 1, No. 16 (March 1972)
Ten-page episode based loosely on Edwin L. Arnold’s Martian SF novel Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation (1905). First of six episodes.

Creepy (March 1977)
Creepy six-page black-and-white poetic comic about an astronaut marooned on Mars.