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The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel written by H.G. Wells about a Martian invasion of Earth, which has been adapted into other works of media numerous times.


  • The War of the Worlds (1898), the original novel by Wells.
  • War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1996), an anthology novel comprised of 18 short stories by different authors.
  • War of the Worlds: The Anglo-Martian War of 1895 (2015), a faux history book expanding the overview of the war from the Dark series by Osprey Publishing.
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  • The Massacre of Mankind (2017), an authorised sequel written by Stephen Baxter.





  • Killraven (1973), set in an alternate Marvel Universe where the Martians invaded a second time in 2001 and conquered the planet.
  • Sherlock Holmes in the Case of the Missing Martian (1990)
  • Superman: War of the Worlds (1998), a DC Elseworlds story taking place in 1938, where Superman is revealed to the world just as the Martians begin their invasion.
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume 2 (2002) re-imagines the invasion in that series' context.
  • Scarlet Traces (2002), a sequel to the original story where Martian technology has been reversed engineered.
    • H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (2006), comic adaptation of the original story.
    • Scarlet Traces: The Great Game (2006)
    • Scarlet Traces: Cold War (2016-2017)
    • Scarlet Traces: Home Front (2019)
  • War of the Worlds: Second Wave (2006)
  • War of the World War One (2016-2019)



Video games

Tabletop games

  • The War of the Worlds (1980)
  • All Quiet on the Martian Front (2014)
  • Wings of Glory: Tripods and Triplanes (2019), from Ares Games. In spring 1918, the first Martian tripods arrive on Earth, specifically in the middle of the battlefields of World War I. The Entente and the Central Powers throw together a hasty alliance to battle the invaders.
  • War of the Worlds: The New Wave (2019)
  • The War of the Worlds: Invasion (2020)

Alternative Title(s): War Of The Worlds


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