John Carter, Warlord of Mars Omnibus
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John Carter, Warlord of Mars Omnibus

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Marvel's top talents of the 1970s take on Edgar Rice Burroughs' savage swordsman of Barsoom! John Carter, a hunted soldier on the Western frontier, is transported to an alien world filled with six-armed aliens, sinister super-science and the love of his life, the incomparable Dejah Thoris! A must-have science-fiction epic in the Mighty Marvel Manner! Collecting JOHN CARTER...more
Hardcover, 632 pages
Published February 22nd 2012 by Marvel (first published March 8th 2011)
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James  W. Powell
The series of comics collected here starts off well enough, with a pretty solid story by Wolfman and Kane, but it gets pretty bad toward the end. One problem is that the story arcs feel way too long, and considering the fact that there only two real arcs in this book, they're way too repetitive. Both arcs have similar action sequences, Dejah Thoris is held captive numerous times, and the atmosphere factory is under fire all the time.

I do have a feeling that had I read the book in color, I might...more
Ridiculously overwrought and violent, like stepping into the fever dream of a barely pubescent teenage boy raised on pulp fiction, pin-ups, and seedy sci-fantasy. So, you know, I love it.

Collecting Marvel Comics' John Carter, Warlord of Mars, which ran from June 1977 to October of '79, this Dark Horse collection predominately features the writing of Marv Wolfman, whose prose respectfully and wonderfully mimics the source material of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom novels. There's tremendous art b...more
Marc Leroux
I picked this up after watching the John Carter movie on a plane coming back from Europe. I have always been a fan of Burroughs Barsoom, and I had read the original comics many, many years ago. I wanted to re-read them, and this was an affordable way to do so.
This collection is reprinted in black and white, and the lack of color enhances the artwork. The stories are well paced and the art adds to the impact.
A good read. I enjoyed slipping back in time and reading these again. This is the quality...more
Alas, my copy was missing a few pages (they were blank), but they were issues of the comic in which I had the originals. I primarily purchased this omnibus edition to get those two issues (one main series issue and one annual issue) that I did not have in my collection. Marvel's series is pure adventure fare, like much of their work in the era...there were good writers and artists who worked on this series and is well worth a read if you're a Burroughs "John Carter" fan, or a fan of the writers...more
Marcus M.
While this became a slightly less faithful comic series adaptation of the Barsoom novels after Marv Wolfman used all the material in those books, I think this collection will hit a homerun with the same audience that enjoyed the novels because it successfully achieves the same kind of otherworldly, Sci-Fi essence that ERB achieved with the books. This collected edition is usually $100.00 so I wouldn't recommend it for those who aren't serious hard-core fans of
John Carter or who aren't collector...more
Collecting Marvel comics John Carter comic series. Nice art and some decent sci-fi swashbuckling adventure.
The writing tends to lead to a ton of captions per page, trying to ape Burroughs style, which can slow the pace to a crawl, but otherwise a fun read.

Dave Cockrum! C'mon, Goodreads, one of these authors, the comics artist - more than an illustrator - is the late, great, Dave Cockrum.
Philip Fracassi
Classic schlock. Funny stuff.
Charlie Potter
way better than i thought it would be
Good old fashioned si fi.
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Marvin A. "Marv" Wolfman is an award-winning American comic book writer. He is best known for lengthy runs on The Tomb of Dracula, creating Blade for Marvel Comics, and The New Teen Titans for DC Comics.
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