Craig Sawyer’s “Mars City Vice” is a sci-fi spin on 80’s action TV

Have you ever read a John Carter book and thought, “I’m liking all this Mars stuff, but it would be even better if it had more neon lights and Members Only jackets”? Well, independent comic book creator Craig E. Sawyer has the book for you.

Co-written by Sawyer and Chris Webb and featuring pencils by Deivid Deon, inks by Sandro Ribeiro and colors by James Brown, Mars City Vice is a mishmash of 80s action TV and sci-fi. Here’s the official plot summary taken from the Mars City Vice Indiegogo campaign page:

Mars circa 2089, humans live and play alongside various extraterrestrial races. Several planets in our solar system have been colonized for many years. The Moon has sprawling slums, while Mars has become a popular and exclusive theme park based on a super stylized version of 80’s Miami. Two unlikely police detectives, a human Maxwell ‘Moony’ Boone, and his new alien partner Tykar ‘Ty’ Baths try and overcome their differences, as they work undercover in a fake 1980’s Miami investigating a mysterious kingpin that is threatening to corrupt the solar system with a new drug made from a rare alien blood.

Backers can get a digital version of Mars City Vice for $4, while physical copies of the book start at $20 (which also includes a digital version). If you have more money to throw around, you can also pick up additional copies of the book, variant covers, original artwork, and the chance to have your likeness drawn into the final book.

At the time of this writing, the project is already more than halfway to hitting its initial crowdfunding goal, so there’s a good chance that it will get fully funded.

Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Mars City Vice Indiegogo campaign page here.

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