HG Wells SF alien invasion The War of the Worlds has been re-visited, adapted and updated many times in comics, perhaps most notably in recent years in Scarlet Traces, by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli, now published by 2000AD. Now, Aaron Moran returns to the original story, in an adaptation recently published by Markosia – and we have some great pages from the project to share.
In the story, ruthless invaders from a dying Mars attack, wipe out and even feed on the people of Earth. With much superior machines and cold emotionless minds, they plan to make our planet theirs. As humankind faces extinction, can they reclaim the Earth – and at what horrible cost?
The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells’ all time classic science fiction story comes to life in this fully painted epic adaptation, adapted and illustrated by Aaron Moran, a writer and artist who works in comics, children’s books and fine art.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.