A New Threat Is Coming
EM Press’ First Men On Mars looks like a pretty impressive comic that they are trying to fund via Kickstarter and we here at Tripwire always like to give a boost to comic crowdfunding campaigns so here’s a few details…
Industry veterans Gary Erskine, Simon Fraser, Mike Collins, Paul McCaffrey, with Yel Zamor, John-Paul Bove and Annie Parkhouse to create E.M.PRESS Publications’ first title, First Men on Mars.
E.M.PRESS Publications is thrilled to announce its first title, the Steampunk mini-series First Men on Mars.
The year is 1890. Lady Lilian Wells-Cavendish is dispatched to a remote part of Africa to conduct a military tribunal. This hearing aims to establish the facts behind a failed British military expedition to Mars with the ‘truth’ revealed through the survivors’ often conflicting testimonies. Each of these accounts is illustrated by a different artist. By unravelling these stories, Lady Wells-Cavendish is able to unearth the truth behind the disastrous mission. In doing so she uncovers the dangers posed by not only Mars’ harsh environment and indigenous life, but by another, altogether unexpected threat…
Written by Paul L. Mathews (based on an idea by Mathews and Dave West), First Men on Mars is brought to vivid life by lead artist and concept designer Gary Erskine. It also features the talents of industry luminaries Simon Fraser, Mike Collins and Paul McCaffrey, with their work being coloured by Yel Zamor and John-Paul Bove. The title is lettered by Annie Parkhouse.
A free preview of First Men on Mars is available in issue #7 of SHIFT magazine, with the title launching September 9th on Kickstarter.
Here’s a few character and concept designs from the series
And here’s a few pages from the strip excerpt that ran in Shift#7
About E.M.PRESS Publications
E.M.PRESS Publications is a new publishing company focusing on fantasy and sci-fi titles. Founded by writer Paul L. Mathews and by former Time Magazine contributor Andrew Fielden, E.M.PRESS’ artistic director is Gary Erskine. An industry veteran whose work has graced British institution 2000AD and titles by MARVEL, D.C. Comics, Image, Dark Horse and others, Gary is also E.M.PRESS Publications’ lead artist.
Here’s the trailer for it too
Website: www. empresspublications.co.uk
Support the kickstarter campaign here
A New Threat Is Coming EM Press’ First Men On Mars looks like a pretty impressive comic that they are trying to fund via Kickstarter and we here at Tripwire always like to give a boost to comic crowdfunding campaigns so here’s a few details… Industry veterans Gary Erskine, Simon Fraser, Mike Collins, Paul McCaffrey,
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