Lars of Mars/Crusader from Mars
LARS OF MARS is an egant of the Martian Supreme Council who comes to Earth to investigate the dangers of Earth's new nuclear weapons. When he arrives he is accidentally mistaken for an actor playing a Martian, and adopts that role as the perfect secret identity! After all, who would think that a guy playing a Martian on Television is actually a Martian? In his guise LARS OF MARS works to perform his mission, and to work for the good of man in his newly-found home. LARS OF MARS only ran for two issues in 1951 (#10-11), all-too-short for such an exciting and colorful hero. Drawn by Murphy Anderson, later an artist on Superman, and written by Jerry Seigel, previously CREATOR or Superman, these icons of comics have created an unforgettable character in LARS – and at Gwandanaland Comics we're making sure you can't forget by putting all his stories in this book!
Tarka and Zira, convicted of the first violent crimes on Mars in decades, are sentenced to travel to Earth – where they are tasked with showing that Earthlings are worthy. If they fail, then Tarka and Zira will be destroyed – along with all of Earth! Tarka becomes Earth's last best hope as CRUSADER FROM MARS!