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Head back to Barsoom in Dark Horse’s John Carter of Mars collection

John Carter, Warlord of Mars

Back in the 1970s Marvel Comics published a series starring one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ seminal characters, John Carter, which featured the work of Marv Wolfman, Gil Kane, Dave Cockrum, Chris Claremont, Walt Simonson and many more great creators. John Carter, Warlord of Mars ran for 28 issues with three annuals, and next month Dark Horse will release a collection of the entire series.

You can find more info and a six-page preview featuring some sweet Gil Kane/Dave Cockrum art after the jump.


John Carter of Mars: Warlord of Mars
The greatest hero of two worlds, spacefaring adventurer John Carter of Mars, returns! Marvel at these classic tales of danger and daring as John Carter battles deadly opponents, warring civilizations, and a host of Barsoomian beasts, and see for yourself why Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter has been one of fandom’s favorite sci-fi characters for nine decades!

* Featuring comics legends Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Gil Kane, Frank Miller, and many more.
* This volume includes all twenty-eight issues of John Carter: Warlord of Mars plus all three annuals, collected for the first time!

Writer: Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont
Penciller: Gil Kane, Walt Simonson, Frank Miller, Sal Buscema, and others

Publication Date: February 23, 2011

Format: B&W, 632 pages, TPB, 7″ x 10″
Price: $29.99
ISBN-10: 1-59582-692-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-59582-692-3



I’ve been wondering if/when the Marvel JOHN CARTER material would be reprinted. Well done, DH!

From Wikipedia:
“The entire series (with few exceptions) takes place between the third and fourth paragraphs of chapter 27 of Burroughs’ novel A Princess of Mars.”

From Project Gutenberg:
“Three weeks later, Mors Kajak and his officers, accompanied by Tars Tarkas and Sola, returned upon a battleship that had been dispatched to Thark to fetch them in time for the ceremony which made Dejah Thoris and John Carter one.

For nine years I served in the councils and fought in the armies of Helium as a prince of the house of Tardos Mors. The people seemed never to tire of heaping honors upon me, and no day passed that did not bring some new proof of their love for my princess, the incomparable Dejah Thoris.”

What with the movie in production (at Disney, hmm…), I keep hoping Marvel Classics will hire Frank Cho to adapt the public domain novels.

I wouldn’t call B&W collection of a color series “well done”.

Yuck….I’ll stick to finishing my back issue collection for this one.

Yes! Well done! I love that they are printing it in b&w so we can appreciate Gil Kane and Dave Cockrum’s beautiful drawing and inking.

The original colors from the 70’s aren’t so good.

I didn’t know these pages were being reproduced in black and white. I’m actually very encouraged by this seeing as of late the reproducing of color pages has not been very good.
When Rudy Nebres took up the inking chores on this series the coloring looked particularly bad because of all the line work. Things just got cluttered looking.
So, DHC deserves a lot of credit for making this decision. If they’d only chosen to do the same with the BWS Conan collection it would have made for a much better collection.

Great, I have wondered for years if this series would ever be released.
It’s on my ‘must have’ list, just gotta stump up the cash.

well done dark horse.

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