Tuesday, October 10, 2017

31 Monsters #10 - Martians

This particular flavor of Martian makes its appearance in the 1953 War of the Worlds. It is interesting that in direct opposition to their nigh-indestructible war machines, the Martians themselves are relatively meek and fragile looking. What's maybe more interesting are their eyes, which mimic the red, blue, and green phosphorescent dots of a color television, and 1953 just happens to be the year that the NTSC standard for color TV was adopted in the USA. Is War of the Worlds really about the juggernaut of television invading the domain of movies?

Favorite Martian: Ray Walston
Hobbies: Vaporizing stuff, Making people see their own skeletons before they die

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