Retro Reviews: A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
From the sparking-mad mind of Warren Ellis, comes an electrical romance of a pirate utopia thwarted: CAPTAIN SWING & THE ELECTRICAL PIRATES OF CINDERY ISLAND. Secrets are revealed, in the weird little pirate utopia of Cindery Island, as Captain Swing explains exactly what's been happening in the world over the last two thousand years or so. But the forces of Law are coming for them, and Law has no time for Pirates -- or Science. This historical science-fiction piratical romance by Warren Ellis is illustrated in Raulo Caceres' stunning woodcut style, and presented in full color. It is the time of Captain Swing and his Electrical Pirates, and history will never be the same. CAPTAIN SWING #3 is available with a Regular or Wraparound cover by series artist Raulo Caceres, and a special retailer incentive Penny Dreadful cover designed to look like a classic novel of yore. Comic Cavalcade
Martians live forever -- everyone knows that. So what was Dejah Thoris doing all those hundreds of years before John Carter arrived? Four hundred years before the events of Warlord of Mars took place, Dejah's nation of Helium was divided into two warring city-states. An unscrupulous overlord from afar encouraged that rivalry to his own advantage, until he discovered a terrible secret from Mars' ancient past beneath Dejah Thoris' capital. A secret to kill for! Dynamite Entertainment
From inside the book cover:One of the most extraordinary writers of the century, author of the Tarzan books, the Mars series and many other titles, EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS wrote in the grand tradition of Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and other spinners of fantastic and wonderful adventure stories.His heroes became household names and, over the years, his books have become collector's items.Now, Ballentine Books is proud to announce that they have been authorized to reprint the entire Martian series for the first time in lowcost paperbound form. The series will be released in sequence, as they were originally published, starting with the first two - A PRINCESS OF MARS, and THE GODS OF MARS.
A Princess of Mars was originally published in 1912 in All-Story Magazine as Under the Moon of Mars.A PRINCESS OF MARS is the beginning of an odyssey in which John Carter, gentleman from Virginia, embarks on the daring adventure which leads him to the fantastic dying planet of Mars with its multilimbed carnivores, fierce giant green men, weird vegetation, ancient cities and the incomparable Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium-
The original warrior of Mars returns from Dynamite! Warlord of Mars is an enhancement of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story, Princess of Mars! If you thought you knew the story, think again! This series will capture the grit and action of the original while expanding on it with new elements. The story is about John Carter, an ex-cavalry officer in the Confederate Army who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars! Joining him in his adventures there are Tars Tarkas, his Martian comrade, and Dejah Thoris, a Martin Princess. This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko and Lucio Parrillo! Dynamite
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