Sequential Pulp Comics, a graphic novel imprint distributed by Dark Horse Comics, specializing in works of classic and pulp literature is proud to announce a new graphic novel based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic novel, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.
Once again, it’s time to take a classic work and adapt it into a comic book for fans to read. The biggest difference between Wheel of Time, Game of Thrones, Warlord of Mars, or other books Dynamite Entertainment has adapted and Tarzan is the character is more well known than others. There have been countless movies, books, and television shows featuring the Lord of the Jungle, so how did Dynamite handle this adaptation?
Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of Kirby: Genesis – Captain Victory #2, Red Sonja #61, George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones #4, Warlord of Mars #14, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time: The Eye of the World #18, and more, that you can check out, after the jump.
This past weekend, at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, fans got their first real look at what the world of John Carter will look like on the big screen. Take the jump for a look at the city of Helium, and ships the red Martians fly around in… or on…
The first trailer for the John Carter (of Mars) movie has arrived, and I can’t be more excited to see this flick when it arrives in theaters in 2012.
John Carter is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
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.
When ever you find yourself on an alien world, remember two things – You are probably going to be the strongest and smartest of everyone you meet, and there’s a good chance you’re going to fall in love with a sexy alien princess.
Warlord of Mars #6 arrives in stores on April 27, 2011, so consider this your Spoiler Warning!
When it comes to space opera action, Edgar Rice Buroughs’ John Carter of Mars series led the way for all pulp fiction to follow. Many companies have attempted to bring the series to screen, and John Carter has appeared in comics a time or two as well. Dynamite Entertainment is the latest to tackle the character, and they’re taking the story and tweaking it just a bit.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that three more actors have joined the cast of Disney’s adaptation of John Carter of Mars. Samantha Morton will play Sola, the daughter of Tarks Tarkas (played by Willem Defoe), Dominic West has been cast a Sab Than, the prince of the Zodangans, while Polly Walker plays Sarkoja, a Thark baddie.
The cast is certainly shaping up, and while I have faith in Andrew Stanton’s adaptation, the whole Disney name attached to it means a toned down story that is full of violence.Â Still, the Edgar Rice Burroughs book, A Princess of Mars,Â is full of adventure, and should be different enough that audience will get a kick out of it.
Andrew Stanton is the new big man guiding the mother ship that will become John Carter of Mars. The movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs novels has been on again and off again for what seems like forever, and each time the pitfalls have caused the production to collapse.Â It looks like the film is finally going to get made, as The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Disney/PIXAR crew will descend on the state from November to July 2010.
According to a GOED executive summary, the filmmakers are committed to spend $27.7 million in the state and employ 398 Utahns during the seven months of pre-production and shooting. In turn, the production would receive a $5.5 million tax credit under the state’s incentive program.
That’s good news for the state, and Burroughs would probably be happy with the location, as he spent 1904 working as a railroad police officer in Salt Lake City.