|John Carter Returns to the Marvel Universe
First Look at John Carter: The Gods of Mars #1!
The first time I heard of John Carter, Warlord of Mars, was when I walked into my local pharmacy and saw that logo on the spinner rack. With a dynamic Gil Kane cover and the Marvel red stripe, this young fanboy was hooked.
Later, of course, I picked up the novels with covers by Frank Frazetta, and Barsoom became one of those places that loomed large in my imagination.
In two weeks, Barsoom hits the big screen, so let me honor that by running these first look pictures from Marvel's upcoming tie-in book. Sure, you will see another book titled Warlord of Mars from another publisher, and it might even be good, but this is the one approved of by Edgar Rice Burroughs' estate and created by the same company that will be releasing the movie.
Perhaps film and comic will be tightly aligned. I don't know. All I know is that though I'm not a great fan of the cover, the interior art looks great. And notice, too, that it carries the All Ages tag.
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at John Carter: The Gods Of Mars #1, hitting comic shops everywhere March 2012!
From the creative team of rising stars Sam Humphries (Sacrifice) & Ramon Perez (Jim Henson's Tale Of Sand), the heroic John Carter makes his return to Barsoom not to save it from Martian beasts…but Martian GODS!
This new series, in collaboration with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, is an all-new graphic fiction adaptation of the legendary John Carter novels AND considered part of the official canon set by Burroughs. No fan looking for added depth to the rich John Carter mythos can miss this.
As our hero finds himself in the land of the dead, all hope looks lost. But nothing will stop John Carter from saving Mars from the terror of those looking to destroy it and this March, the next chapter of one of the greatest action stories ever told begins in John Carter: The Gods Of Mars #1!
JOHN CARTER: THE GODS OF MARS #1 (of 5) (JAN120655)
Based on the Novel by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
Adaptation by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by RAMON PEREZ
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
All Ages …$2.99
FOC – 2/27/12, ON SALE – 3/21/12