Commies From Mars

 COFM   (Last Gasp, 1973, 1979-1987)

©1979 Tim Boxell and respective contributing artists

You didn’t think they called it “the red planet” because of the color of its soil, did you?

Begun in the late 1970s and published sporadically through to the mid-1980s, Commies From Mars is a uniquely funny comic. It combines a fondness for alien invader science-fiction with good old-fashioned anti-Communist paranoia and a hippie’s love of sex, jokes, and sly humor.

Ted Boxell was the organizing force behind this anthology series, and he invited a collection of underground comic artists to contribute short stories to each issue. Although all based around the theme of Communist invaders from Mars, each has its own take on the subject. Expect to see everything from depictions of President Reagan as a Martian lizard creature, to lowbrow alien sex strips, to truly devilish tales of Martians using our own stupidity to help them destroy our world.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  3/1/1973
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Error edition; Pages assembled out of order; Limited to 3,000 copiesTim Boxell, Peter Poplaski, Steve Stiles, Bill Crawford, Howard Cruse, Richard Green, Steve L. GriffenPeter Poplaski, Steve Stiles, Bill Crawford, Howard Cruse, Richard Green, Steve L. Griffen, Robert Crumb

#1 Variation A

  3/1/1973
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Pages in correct order; Limited to 7,000 copies; B&W  

#2

  1/1/1979
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  $2.00
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Adult; B&WTim Boxell, Richard Larson, Doug Hansen, Hunt Emerson, J. Michael Leonard, Greg Irons, Shawn KerriTim Boxell, Richard Larson, Doug Hansen, Hunt Emerson, J. Michael Leonard, Greg Irons, Shawn Kerri

#3

  1/1/1980
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Adult; B&WTim Boxell, Shawn Kerri, S. Clay Wilson, Larry Rippee, Peter Kuper, Greg Irons, Jon Rich, J. Michael Leonard, Revilo, Ian JamesTim Boxell, Shawn Kerri, S. Clay Wilson, Larry Rippee, Peter Kuper, Greg Irons, Jon Rich, J. Michael Leonard, Revilo

#4

  1/1/1982
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Adult; B&WTim Boxell, Shawn Kerri, Tom Cheney, Jon Rich, Chad Draper, Revilo, Peter Kuper, Melinda Gebbie, Adam Cornford, Kenneth Huey, Larry Rippee, Hunt Emerson, Spain Rodgriguez, S. Clay WilsonTim Boxell, Shawn Kerri, Tom Cheney, Jon Rich, Chad Draper, Revilo, Peter Kuper, Melinda Gebbie, Adam Cornford, Kenneth Huey, Larry Rippee, Hunt Emerson, Spain Rodgriguez

#5

  1/1/1986
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Adult; B&WTim Boxell, Kenneth Huey, Hunt Emerson, Chad Draper, Shawn Kerri, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodgriguez, James Schumeister, Tom Cheney, Revilo, S. Clay Wilson, David PeoplesTim Boxell, Kenneth Huey, Hunt Emerson, Chad Draper, Shawn Kerri, Peter Kuper, Spain Rodgriguez, James Schumeister, Tom Cheney, Revilo, S. Clay Wilson

#6

  1/1/1987
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Adult; B&WTim Boxell, Shawn Kerri, Richard Larson, Revilo, Peter Kuper, Kenneth Huey, David Webb Peoples, Charles SantinoTim Boxell, Shawn Kerri, Richard Larson, Revilo, Peter Kuper, Kenneth Huey

Book #1

 
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Reprints best of Commies From Mars #1-4; Commies from Mars, the Collected Works; Introduction by Jerry Garcia