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2017 Peril Calendar - April: Marissa of Mars by DavidCMatthews 2017 Peril Calendar - April: Marissa of Mars by DavidCMatthews
I warned you, didn't I? In the description to 2017 Peril Calendar - March: Charlotte, I said I'd probably jinxed myself by bragging that I'd gotten three calendars posted in time, and that next month's (that is, this month's) calendar would be late.

But here it is, starring Marissa of Mars in only her second appearance! I departed from my list of months, characters and perils when this idea (Marissa menaced by tentacles) presented itself and said "do me!!" It was going to be Tetsuko this month, but... honestly, it's difficult to put characters as powerful as Tet-chan (or Dyna, for that matter) in truly perilous situations. I'll think of something, though. I hope.

Something else I'm trying this time, also: I'm offering, as premium content, a high-quality JPEG of the full-size illustration (3507 x 2481 pixels at 300 dpi) for 150 points. UNLESS you're one of my Patreon supporters, in which case you can score it for free as a supporter bennie! (I'll be posting it at Patreon after I'm done here, so give me a few minutes for it to drop.)
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ei9 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
ULTRA EPIC Sweet as usual Dave my man, keep your legendary Greatness going
BrianThomasX Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's rescued by Marvin The Martian.

Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Can't believe we're 3 days into April. Still feels like March. Or that might be due to the dreary weather we've been having over here.

Fantastic job on Marissa.
JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
"Too many questions...."  The Riddler, Batman Forever

Wondering what sort of creature with tentacles would dwell underground like that.  Or why it would be colored with splotches like that.

Or what group Marissa is affiliated to go chasing after criminals.  Or why that group authorized her uniform. Or lack thereof.

Oh yes... and how the heck she is going to get out of this one.  
DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Well, given how little we know of the native wildlife of Mars, there could be a myriad of reasons why it'd live underground, and sport its unusual coloration. (It's also possible the tentacle creature is not even a native Martian species...)

The other questions you ask are part of what I'm still trying to solve about Marissa myself: is she an Earth woman, transported to Mars where the lesser gravity gives her super strength a la John Carter? Is she an actual Martian, perhaps the product of genetic experiments that have gifted her with her great strength? Is she affiliated with some law enforcement/peacekeeping organization, or is she a "freelance" vigilante in the style of Batman or Superman? I just know that her adventures will look like Golden Age science fiction illustrations.

How's she going to get out? Haven't the foggiest...
Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Kinda worried what those tentacles have in store. But at least they are not smacking her every time she has an idea. ^^;
LustMonster Featured By Owner Edited Apr 3, 2017
Mark Watney wouldn't have been nearly so eager to leave the place if he had caught sight of her out the window.
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