Saturday, April 16, 2011

Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom Announced


I can't think of an opening again so here it is: Comic Book Resources is reporting that Dynamite has announced Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom for release this July http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31909. The new series will take place "100,000 years before the time of John Carter! Barsoom is a dying world: its once mighty oceans are receding and its atmosphere grows more tenuous by the day. The Orovars, who have dominated for a million years, are on the verge of extinction at the hands of the Green Hordes and the emerging Red Martians. Two Orovars - a Scientist and a General -- race against time to save their people before Mars plunges into barbarism."

This series will be written by Robert Napton who commented "I love Barsoom, it's Burroughs first, best creation in my opinion and to delve into its past and tell a story of Mars before John Carter would be good on its own. But I get the icing on the cake of doing it with cover artist Joe Jusko, the foremost Burroughs artist of our day, and an amazing interior artist with Roberto Castro. What could be better?"

(A quick note-I had hoped to have my review of issue 2 of Dejah Thoris but a mix-up at the comic book store probably means I won't have it until next week. Sorry folks.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now you see, I've thought for some time that this would be a great setting for comics: primordial Barsoom!

But I don't have the talent to go from "Wouldn't it be cool if..." to a finished product. Glad somebody does. I'm going to have to check this out.