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5/28/2013 11:51 AM RssIcon


Cosmo the Merry Martian was an Archie Comics strip centered around a good-natured Martian and his goofy pal Orbi who were determined to be the first Martians to land on Earth. The original series ran from 1958-1959, and has most recently been reprinted in the World of Archie Double Digest series. 


Popular Archie artist Fernando Ruiz (Life With Archie) is a fan of the Cosmo the Merry Martian series and often “hides” drawings of Cosmo in his artwork. We always enjoy spotting the "Easter egg" Cosmos in his pages! Here's an example of a "hidden" Cosmo in one of his pages from Life With Archie:



A Halloween party-goer dons a Cosmo the Merry Martian costume on page 1 of Life With Archie #14!


Here’s where you come in: Be on the look out for Cosmo cameos in one of Fernando’s pages in a recent Archie title and win a prize! Here are the rules to enter:

  • You MUST 'like' the Archie Comics Facebook page.
  • To enter with your findings, comment on the Cosmo contest post on the Facebook page.
  • You must provide the title and issue number of the Archie book the image is in, along with the page number the Cosmo image appears on. (And check the credits to make sure it says "pencils by Fernando Ruiz"-- Sample image provided above doesn't count!) 
  • You must be willing to provide your name and mailing address to receive the prize. 

Have fun searching!

And for more of Cosmo's adventures, check out the Cosmo the Merry Martian digital exclusive available on the Archie App now! 

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