This week, at the New York Comic Con, Dynamite Entertainment will officially announce a new John Carter of Mars series that will kick off in January from Brian Wood and Alex Cox.

“Taking on a classic literary icon like John Carter is no small thing, and working with Alex Cox to find a direction that both honors the past and looks into the future has been a great challenge, one that we both are enjoying immensely,” says Brian Wood.

“The John Carter series is one of the all-time great sci-fi/fantasy epics, and having the opportunity to play in that sandbox is just awesome. Brian’s concept is unlike any John Carter story to date, but with a lot of reverence for the world that Burroughs built,” says co-writer Alex Cox. “Beyond that, we’re drawing on everything from Jodorowsky to Jesse Marsh to John Wayne to make this story as cool as possible. I think people are going to love it — old school superfans, and also people who have no idea what a Rykor is.”

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In the press release from Dynamite Entertainment, Nick Barrucci, the CEO and publisher stated they “plan on taking John Carter to strange new places,” which is going to a real challenge considering Carter and friends explored pretty much every corner of Mars as well as the moons of Mars in the original books from Edgar Rice Burroughs.

via Dynamite Entertainment

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