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Necropolitan #12016 Year in Review… and 2017 in Preview

In 2016, Martian Lit published six comics: Martian Comics #4-8 and Kimot Ren #1. In addition, we’ve already hit the ground running in 2017 by publishing Necropolitan #1 (although it and Martian Comics #8 are not yet available… [more]

Martian Comics #10Martian Comics #10 Cover Unveiled

Martian Lit is proud to unveil the cover to Martian Comics #10! The cover is by Julian Darius, who’s also the series writer. For more information, visit the Martian Comics official page, check out the series… [more]

Martian Comics #9Martian Comics #9 Cover Unveiled

Martian Lit is proud to reveal the cover to Martian Comics #9. The cover is penciled by Ace Continuado, inked by Jeffrey Huet, and colored by Donovan Yaciuk. For more information, visit the Martian Comics… [more]

Martian Comics #5Hours Left for Martian Comics Kickstarter!

Our Kickstarter for Martian Comics #5 is currently in its final hours and needs your help! The comic focuses on how Mars has seen Earth through the ages, from Martian prehistory to that planet’s space… [more]

Martian Comics #5Final Two Weeks for Martian Comics Kickstarter!

Our Kickstarter for Martian Comics #5 is currently in its final two weeks and needs your help! The comic focuses on how Mars has seen Earth through the ages, from Martian prehistory to that planet’s… [more]

Martian Comics #8Martian Comics #8 Cover Unveiled

Martian Lit is proud to unveil the cover to Martian Comics #8. The cover is by Janaina Medeiros. The issue continues our exploration of 20th-century history, while also beginning a new story. For more information,… [more]

Martian Comics #6Martian Comics #6 Cover Unveiled

Martian Lit is proud to unveil the cover to Martian Comics #6. The cover is by Ean Moody. The issue focuses on JFK, and the cover features an homage to the Oliver Stone film JFK.… [more]

Martian Comics #5“The Canals of Earth” is on Kickstarter Now!

Martian Lit is proud to launch the Kickstarter for our newest sci-fi comic book, “The Canals of Earth!” Watch as Mars looks to the sky and sees Earth, imagining her as a four-armed goddess with her… [more]

Martian Comics #5Martian Comics #5 Cover Revealed

Martian Lit is proud to reveal the cover to Martian Comics #5! The cover is by David A. Frizell and references the classic movie Voyage to the Moon. The issue offers a self-contained story exploring… [more]

Martian Comics #3Hours Left for Martian Comics Kickstarter

There’s just 12 hours left on our Kickstarter for a special 52-page issue of Martian Comics. We’re close to our goal; in fact, we’re less than $250 away. Rewards include a print version of the… [more]

Martian Comics #4 coverMartian Comics #4 Cover Revealed

Martian Lit is proud to reveal the cover to Martian Comics #4. The cover is by series artist Sergio Tarquini and colored by Diego Rodriguez. Before we can get there, however, we need to get… [more]

Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands, by Nathaniel Tower“getting the laugh out of the reader”: An Interview with Nathaniel Tower about Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands

Laura Madeline Wiseman: As a poet, I’m interested in how one puts together a collection of poems compared to how one puts together a book of poems. Short story collections, too, can be arranged in… [more]

Martian Comics #3Martian Comics 52-Page Sci-Fi Special is Now on Kickstarter

Martian Comics is back on Kickstarter, trying to fund our huge 52-page third issue. It’s got seven stories in it, illustrated by three different artists. Check out the video and the rewards, which include a… [more]

Martian Comics #3Behold! The Cover to Martian Comics #3

Martian Lit is proud to reveal David A. Frizell’s cover to Martian Comics #3: Yes, you read that cover right: it’s a 52-page special. Besides continuing our main story, “The Girl from Mars,” the issue… [more]

Martian Comics #1Martian Comics #1 and #2 on ComiXology

Martian Comics #1 and #2 are now available on ComiXology! If you’re a fan of mind-bending sci-fi like Philip K. Dick, this is the comics series you’ve been looking for. Martian Comics does for sci-fi… [more]

Martian Comics #2Martian Lit Reveals the Cover to Martian Comics #2

Martian Lit is proud to reveal the cover to Martian Comics #2. The cover is by series artist Sergio Tarquini and colored by series colorist R.L. Campos. The issue contains two stories: the first continues… [more]

Dead Animals, by CS DeWildtCS DeWildt on Dead Animals

Laura Madeline Wiseman: Let’s begin with your (writer) origin story. CS DeWildt: It was a vaginal birth, no complications. I hit the ground, twisted an ankle, and joined the race. Books were always there, and… [more]

American Galactic, by Laura Madeline WisemanMartian Lit Releases Laura Madeline Wiseman’s American Galactic

Martian Lit is proud to announce the release of its first book of poetry: American Galactic, by Laura Madeline Wiseman Opening with an epigraph from Charles Simic, “Lots of people around here have been taken for… [more]

Martian Comics #1Martian Comics is on Kickstarter!

Martian Lit is proud to announce its first Kickstarter… for its first comic book, Martian Comics! The first issue is written by Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman, with art by Sergio Tarquini, interior colors by… [more]

Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands, by Nathaniel TowerMartian Lit Releases Nathaniel Tower’s Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands

Martian Lit is proud to announce the publication of Nathaniel Tower’s Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands, a collection of absurd and literary short stories examining the surreal experiences of married life. The book has already received considerable… [more]

Martian Comics #1 coverMartian Comics #1 Cover

Here’s Darick Robertson’s beautiful cover for Martian Comics #1 — Martian Lit’s ambitious first comic book, coming in 2014. The comic is written by Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman, with interior art by Sergio Tarquini.… [more]

Dead Animals, by CS DeWildtPraise for CS DeWildt’s Dead Animals

CS DeWildt’s Dead Animals, a short story collection published by Martian Lit, is winning tremendous praise as an innovative literary offering that is at once realistic and mind-bendingly troubling. J.J. Anderson, author of Trailer Park… [more]

Dead Animals, by CS DeWildtMartian Lit Releases CS DeWildt’s Dead Animals

Martian Lit is proud to announce the publication of CS DeWildt’s Dead Animals, a collection of short stories and flash. The book doesn’t pull its punches, and it focuses on damaged and damaging characters. But… [more]

Nira/Sussa, the novel by Julian DariusMore Glowing Reviews of Julian Darius’s Nira/Sussa

Two new reviews have been published of Julian Darius’s Nira/Sussa, the first novel published by Martian Lit: one review by SR Jones and another by Pavarti K. Tyler. Snippets from SR Jones’s review include: With NIRA/SUSSA, author… [more]

Nira/Sussa, the novel by Julian DariusMartian Lit Releases the Novel Nira/Sussa

Martian Lit’s much-anticipated novel Nira/Sussa has been released in paperback and on Kindle. The transgressive plot sees its unlikable, emotionally stunted thirtysomething narrator having an affair with a 17-year-old girl. But in the ultimate transgressive… [more]