The John Carter series has been in the public domain for years, and with Disney making a run at the movie, it makes perfect sense for Marvel to announce John Carter: A Princess of Mars mini-series to be launched in September 2011.
According to the press release, the company has been working with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate to develop the property, and the estate will consider anything done to the mini-series to be official canon, “adding new layers to the rich mythos created by Burroughs.” Ouch, Dynamite Entertainment must be stinging after a comment like that.
“With our new partnership with Marvel Entertainment, we believe we have found the best creative force to revive the thrills and adventures in the 21st Century of the legendary John Carter of Mars. We are looking forward to introducing this original interplanetary adventurer to a new generation of fans and await the first issue with great anticipation,” said James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Roger Langridge and artist Filipe Andrade will bring the series to life for the low cost of $2.99.