The Girl from Mars began in Martian Comics #1 before spinning into its own title.
The Girl from Mars
written by Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman
art by Sergio Tarquini, Sara Nietto, and R. L. Campos
cover by Darick Robertson and Diego Rodriguez
199 pages of story
The Girl from Mars tells two stories. One is a dizzying tour of the underbelly of the post-WWII period, as told by the malevolent force who steered it! The second story, a framing sequence, features Izzy Montoya, a disaffected college student who is apparently possessed by a Martian girl who simply wants a vacation on Earth. This first volume begins both tales, covering 1945-1968.
The Martian Universe, a sprawling set of comics from the fevered brain of Julian Darius, redefines what world-building science fiction comics can be. And it all began here, with The Girl from Mars.
Collects material from Martian Comics #1-4, 6-8, and 11-12, with the stories significantly edited.