Thursday, January 12, 2012

Comic Review: Dejah Thoris #9


This week's comic book review finds our heroine hitting the ice-in her usual skimpy attire.

Following their escape from the pirate Xen Brega, Dejah and Pirate Queen Phondari have headed south and begin drilling under at Helium's main pumping station when they discover what appears to be a man made cavern. But that discovery is trumped when they see a man tied up and devoured by a giant worm (think Dune) and a race of men who believe them to be the saviors they were praying for. But when both women discover the fabled lost treasure-the Sacred Hoard-of Segotha they both have to deal with a potential curse and an unwelcome visitor...

As we head towards the finale of the "Pirate Queen of Mars" storyline, this issue is the usual setup without much payoff. We do get more of the back story of the treasure and Xen Brega, as well as a big worm. Yeah I don't have much to say about that one, except where's the Fremen? Seriously, the issue still benefits from some nice artwork by Carlos Rafael and some interesting twists and turns by writer Arvid Nelson so those who enjoyed the past issues again will find much here to enjoy.

I'll close up by saying this: I know some of you don't like this series or how Dynamite has been handling their John Carter comics and that I might be too hard on Marvel's recent series. I'm not playing favorites OK-I liked both Dynamite's Warlord of Mars series and Marvel's John Carter: World of Mars. But I know what I like and that's how the reviews probably will go. Until next time...

1 comment:

Michael Payton said...

So far I prefer this series to Warlord of Mars, but both of them are vastly superior to what Marvel is putting out right now. The art on their adaption of APOM alone was enough to turn me off.