Dynamite Entertainment is bringing Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter (and maybe more importantly, Dejah Thoris) to comic books with an adaptation of the Princess of Mars, titled Warlord of Mars.

Princess of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the first of his famous series, which initially began publication in serialized form within the pages of All-Story Magazine in February 1912. It is also Burroughs’ first novel, predating his Tarzan stories. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the story is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction. This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, Lucio Parillo, and J. Scott Campbell!

According to the press release, this story is an enhancement to Princess of Mars, which may cause some confusion for those that actually read Warlord of Mars – the third in the John Carter series.

In this mini-series, Dynamite will adapt The Princess of Mars, with the first two issues serving as a never-before-told prelude to the series, with the adaptation of Princess of Mars beginning with issue 3.

“This is a project that we’ve been working on for quite a bit,” says Dynamite Entertainment President Nick Barrucci.  “We plan to capture all the grit and action of the original, while expanding the story with brand-new elements, exploring the back story and earlier events of this classic tale!  To allow the series to be accessible to fans old and new, we are offering the first issue at the Introductory Price of $1.00 for the full ENTIRE 32 page comic, as well as dedicating both of the Dynamite front gate folds of the October shipping Previews Magazine to our launch.  Get on board for the biggest comic book launch in October!”

To get readers on board, Dynamite plans to release the first issue for $1.00.  I love the John Carter books, and can’t wait to get this one in for review.

via Dynamite Entertainment

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  1. July 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    Due to illness, the part of Deja Thoris will be played by adult film star Sunny Leone…

  2. July 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm — Reply

    Unless you saw the Princess of Mars movie with Traci Lords…

  3. Kevin Breen
    July 20, 2010 at 10:23 pm — Reply

    Okay, but why is DJ sitting on a tiger? An Earth tiger at that?

    • Ricco
      July 21, 2010 at 8:58 am — Reply

      Earth tigers don’t have 4 eyes, unless the ones at the zoo and on TV are mutants or something…

      • Kevin Breen
        July 22, 2010 at 12:46 am — Reply

        Didn’t catch the 4 eyes, but there are no Martian tigers. Banths are ore leonine and have 6 legs.

        • Ricco
          July 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm — Reply

          Like Matthew has said before, the cover doesn’t mean anything regarding the content of the comic, the artist who did the cover isn’t necessary the same guy doing the inside art. He might not know anything about the source material and could have been simply asked to do a “hot chick on animal cover”.

          P.S.- Until I read your post I hadn’t noticed the tiger at all ;-)

        • Damascus
          July 31, 2010 at 2:36 pm — Reply

          The tiger could always have 2 vestigial legs tucked underneath. ;)

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