Saturday, July 27, 2013

Comic Review: Warlord of Mars #27

That was fast! One week later and a new Warlord of Mars instead of the usual four months. All I can say is cool.

Following the death of Okarian woman who had secret information, John Carter and Tars Tarkas head north to Okar and an audience with new Jeddak Talu. But they receive a cold reception, including being shot at by an unknown assailant, deadly Orlucks and pure hatred from the concubines of Salensus Oll. But a yellow man who helped in questioning the women leads them to a possible suspect...

With last week's issue setting up an intriguing plot, this second issue in the "Savages of Mars" storyline moves quickly, leaving enough tantalizing clues to keep the reader interested in what happens next. From an unknown assassin to palace intrigue it keeps the good stuff from the books and had fun with it. So a big A plus there.

Returning for the artwork is Leandro  Oliveira and he delivers a good job. Probably the best example is his Tars Tarkas. Compared to the bulky Hulk-like Tharks of before, Oliveira's Tars is streamlined and effective. He also brings a nice balance to the characters and the presentation of Okar so fans of the series will be happy.

Two issues in and I'm excited to see where the series goes from here. For Barsoom fans a definite must buy and for the casual reader a cool thrilling story. Until next time folks.

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