Sunday, July 29, 2012

Comic Review: John Carter-The Gods of Mars #5

This weekend's other comic book wrap-up. That's it, that's all I got.

In this case you know the story's ending by now so just now we get a huge siege of Omean without any interference from the Therns, a brief reunion of John and Dejah and that someone else ends up with the Princess of Helium in the Temple of the Sun.

I mentioned this before that reviewing two competing series telling the same story you begin to run out of things to talk about. For this series writer Sam Humphries at least kept a fast pace, even if he took some liberties with the story. Most of them worked, even though having Carter saying "Yee-haw" too much made me wonder if his descendants included Luke and Bo Duke. The change in the ending here is also unique, even though it leaves one question-is Marvel even going to finish up their series of adaptation? There was no ad in this issue and I've not heard any word of any future takes on Barsoom from them. I guess fans will have to wait and see or go to Dynamite's Warlord of Mars series for the conclusion.

I also have to give props to artist Ramon Perez for his bright and colorful artwork in this series. It was a nice improvement after the awful work in Marvel's A Princess of Mars miniseries and he maintained a good and constant run on it.

I'll end by giving this series a *** out of 4. It wasn't perfect but it's still a good version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel. OK that's it. See you next time.

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