Martians did not always love comics. For 3 billion years (give or take an eon) of quiet, unassuming sentience, Martians had no comics. They had no literature at all. They had no language. It is possible they once had languages and eventually evolved past a need for them, but the Martians themselves have no recollections of a time when they spoke a native tongue. They have no recollections of a time when they had tongues. Or mouths.
I almost can’t believe this all started more than a year ago, on the last day of September in 2014.