Variant Cover #1 "The Invasion Begins" (W) John Layman (A) John McCrea The invasion begins! The first stories of an all-new MARS ATTACKS universe are here, bringing outrageous action and dark humor to the comics page. Eisner-winning writer John Layman (Chew) is joined by Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman) to sound the alarm. Beware! The Martians are coming! There are 55 variant covers for this issue. Cover price $3.99.