Announcing The Synthetics

Martian Lit is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of our fifth comics title: The Synthetics!

The comic is set in the Martian Universe, which is shared with three other comics: Martian Comics, Kimot Ren, and Lazarus, the Forever Man.

The Synthetics focuses on tales of robotic life. Issue #1 will feature three stories, set on Mars millennia in the past, that provide three different perspectives on a major event in Martian history: the Robot Revolution!

All three stories are written by Julian Darius. Two of these three stories are illustrated by Steven Legge, who illustrated Necropolitan #1 for us. The third story is illustrated by Andre Siregar, artist on Kimot Ren, which focuses on a specific Martian robot but is set millennia after The Synthetics #1.

Here’s the first page of the issue’s second story, illustrated and colored by Legge.

from The Synthetics #1

The big 46-page first issue is expected to arrive in early 2018.

For more information on The Synthetics, visit the title’s official page.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization, which publishes non-fiction and documentary films on comic books and promotes the medium as a legitimate form of art. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit. He currently lives in Illinois.

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Also by Julian Darius:

Shedding Skin: Two Tales of Horror and Identity

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Nira/Sussa

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And Still Your Fingers on Your Lips

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The Slave Factory

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Watching People Burn

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