When a series is described as “Star Trek meets Lord of the Flies for horror fans”, it’s hard to go wrong. D.O.G.S. Of Mars is four issue mini-series created by Johnny Zito and Tony Trov (Black Cherry Bombshells and Moon Girl), Christian Weiser, with Paul Maybury on art duties. The series was initially released direct to digital on ComiXology but soon Image Comics will be releasing a new edition in print.
The series follow the tale of the isolated captain Zoe on Earth’s martian colony as she encounters a group of less than friendly beasts. Her struggle to survive is not a pretty one to say the least. The awesome red and black color theme adds a great sense atmosphere that pulls you right into the book . Check out more details and a screaming preview pages after the break. Read on for the skinny
“Isolated on the farthest frontier of civilization, Nocturnal monsters stalk Captain Zoe and the crew of Mars Base Bowie. Lines are drawn and loyalties are tested as dissent grows within the ranks. Faced with mutiny, death and dishonor; Zoe must sacrifice her humanity if she hopes to survive.”
Tony Trov and Johnny Zito own a comic studio, South Fellini, where they make plenty of horror comics. They also recently finished their first film Alpha Girls. Plans are in the works right now to bring D.O.G.S. Of Mars to the big screen as well. The collected edition is due out this May from Image Comics and it collects the four issues, plus some extra goodies. But if you can’t wait to get it in print you can head over to ComiXology where the first ish is free and the others will only run you $3 combined.