Martian Invasion!

August 5, 2012

The United States has invaded Mars.  Perhaps accordingly, recent years have seen an influx of alien invasion movies not seen since the 1950s.  A popular sci-fi topic for decades, let’s take a look at how 1950s and 1960s Martian movie poster designers imagined the opposite:  Mars invading the United States.  Looks like we’ll be in for far more than “7 minutes of terror!”

Rover lands on Mars


Invaders From Mars

Invaders From Mars Movie Poster - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery - Google _2012-08-06_11-15-36


Devil Girl From Mars

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The War of the Worlds

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It Came From Outer Space

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The Day Mars Invaded Earth

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Mars Attacks!

OK, so this was from the '90s.  But it’s still awesome!

Mars Attacks! Movie Poster - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery - Google Chrom_2012-08-06_11-22-25

“We come in peace.”


Here’s a photo the Mars rover Curiosity took after landing:

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This NASA photo is titled “Curiosity Snaps Picture of Its Own Shadow.”  Looks like there’s going to be six more weeks of winter on Mars, which in Mars-time is about half a billion years.

Not exactly what we thought we’d see!

Red Planet Mars

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Of course, we just got there.  You never know what’s just over the horizon …


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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

I love, love, LOVE the "Mars Attacks" movie poster.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

The movie is bossin' too!

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

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