The 48 page comic contains re-imagined versions of “Moby Dick,” “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” and “Robinson Crusoe,” pitting these classic characters against those notorious skull-faced Martians. “Classics Obliterated” is written by Phil Hester, Beau Smith, and Neil Kleid with artists John McCrea, Kelley Jones, and Carlos Valenzuela. There is also a variant cover by the legendary Earl Norem.
The publisher had this to say about the issue:
Moby Dick, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Robinson Crusoe are easily some of civilization’s most accomplished and cherished works of literature. But what would it be like if frothing invaders had been holding Melville, Stevenson, and Defoe at gunpoint, forcing them to reimagine their renowned works through the bloodshot eyes of a crazed, skull-faced Martian?
They’d probably be a lot cooler, right?
“Mars Attacks: Classics Obliterated” is in stores June 5, 2013. To find a comic shop near you, go to www.comicshoplocator.com.