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commies from mars 4
excellent writing
exceptional art
historical bonus 2
total score 8
Commies from Mars #4
Only Printing / 1982 / 52 Pages / Last Gasp Eco-Funnies
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Several more comic creators join the fun for Commies from Mars #4, including Melinda Gebbie, who illustrates Adam Cornford's tale, "Hall Monitor from Mars." Peter Kuper chimes in with his second contribution to the series, "True Martian Romance," which is terrific. After skipping an issue, Hunt Emerson is back with "The Date." Spain Rodriguez memorializes Wallace Wood on the inside back cover, and S. Clay Wilson gives us a colorful Checkered Demon page on the back cover.

And of course, John Pound contributes another stunning front cover, which earns him another Top Twenty Underground Covers award. It was hard to decide whether to give him another award for this cover or the one he did for issue #3, but this one wins by a nose (or a nipple). Unfortunately, this was Pound's last cover for the series, but Kenneth Huey fills in admirably when the series resumes four years later.


It is currently unknown how many copies of this comic book were printed. It seems likely that Last Gasp printed the same number of copies for this issue as it did the previous issue, which was approximately 10,000 copies. It has not been reprinted.

Tim Boxell - (editor), 2, 10, 26, 34, 42-47
John Pound - 1
Shawn Kerri - 3-7
Tom Cheney - 8-9
Jon Rich - 11-14
Chad Draper - 15
Revilo - 16-21
Peter Kuper - 22-25
unknown contributor - 27-29
Melinda Gebbie - 30-33 (collaboration)
Adam Cornford - 30-33 (collaboration)
Kenneth Huey - 35-40
Larry Rippee - 41
Hunt Emerson - 48-50
Spain Rodgriguez - 51
S. Clay Wilson - 52