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John Carter of Mars: Warlord of Mars

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  111 ratings  ·  14 reviews
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 over nine decades! Featuri ...more
Paperback, 632 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Dark Horse Comics
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A mammoth collection of John Carter comics. 631 pages, with writers such as Chris Claremont, Peter Gillis, Bill Mantlo, Alan Weiss, and Marv Wolfman. Some of the episodes stay pretty close to ERB's tales while others spin wildly away. We get a lot more Dejah Thoris and Tars Tarkas in this collection than in ERB, which I liked. All in all, though, I much enjoyed the collection and thought it well worth the cost.
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
The characters of Edgar Rice Burroughs in a comic book from the 1970's! I suppose there could be someone who wouldn't like it. Just kidding.
John Carter, Warlord of Mars, is one of the great pulp adventure properties of all time, eclipsed only by the Shadow, Doc Savage and most definitely by his literary brother Tarzan of the Apes. The series by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the epitome of fantasy wish fulfillment: a young man (sort of) feels out of touch and out of place in his contemporary world, and he longs for a world that accepts him as the gallant hero hidden inside. Lo and behold, he finds his body magically whisked to the world of ...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
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
Apr 04, 2015 Timo rated it 1 of 5 stars
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Maybe this was a classic and good old fashioned sci-fi fun, that was just the problem. There are "good old" stuff and then there is stuff that is just old. This was just old and time had not been kind to it.
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.
Artur Coelho
Puro silver age...
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