Ash Avenue Comics Hosts Biker Mice From Mars Release Party This Saturday

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Comicon may be over, but don't let that you get you down, graphic novel geeks.

This weekend local publishing group Sloth Dojo is heading to Ash Ave Comics & Books for the signing and release party of Biker Mice From Mars. Created by Valley residents, artist and co-writer Chris Ness and writer Matthew Burke, Biker Mice From Mars picks up where the 1993 animated series by Rick Ungar left off.

See also: Women in Cosplay: The Heroic Task of Putting Up With Other People's Opinions at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Set up as a six-issues series, Ness and Burke aim to appease both the readers of the comic and fans of the late animated show by preserving some of the shows original content while creating some new material of their own.

"Our comic will consist of six issues that follows the mice from a war on Mars to Earth in a new way that respects the source material while creating a new universe at the same time, " Ness and Burke said to Ash Ave Comics & Books. "We are hoping to get people to enjoy the comic as well as restore an old love of the cartoon or a new respect for it."

On Saturday, August 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., fans of the cults series can stop by Ash Ave. Comics and Books to pick up issues one, two, and three of Biker Mice From Mars as well as get a special two-page preview of the upcoming fourth issue. Creators Ness and Burke will also be in the store to sign copies and chat about the series.

For more information, visit ashavecomics.com or visit www.facebook.com/SlothDojo.

Follow Jackalope Ranch on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.