I opened up the mail box today to find Tom Dell’Aringa’s latest volume of his comic Marooned, titled Mars Wars.

Marooned has become one of my favorite destinations for fun sci-fi comics. Full of great characters that you really get to like, who mature as the story goes on — it’s not just a gag-a-day. The book is beautiful too. Not only does it contain several full stories from the website, but it also has original, never-seen-before comics, plus lots of extras like behind the scenes sketches, annotations, and pin-ups by other notable cartoonists. The first edition is sold out, but Tom’s going to be printing a smaller version with just the basics (and a few extras).

I owe Tom a big bunch of thanks for helping me get the word out on Ellie on Planet X too. So please, please, please go check out this wonderful comic!

Oh, yeah…! And look what he drew on the inside of my copy! Awesome goodness!