OK another book for your Christmas shopping list. Dynamite has announced The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars, a new book collecting various artwork from their Barsoom comics. From the offical press release:
September 9, 2013, Mt. Laurel, NJ – Baltimore Comic Con Announcement - Dynamite is proud to announce the December release of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars, a hardcover collection featuring over 250 pages of full color artwork from some of the finest illustrators of modern fantasy comics. Depicting cover artwork and pin-ups from Dynamite’s exceedingly popular line of Warlord of Mars and Dejah Thoris comic books, this magnificent art book counts industry heavyweights Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Art Adams, Francesco Francavilla, and Joe Jusko among its many contributing talents.
Since the first serialized adventures in 1912 of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris and her beloved hero, John Carter, science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts have dreamed of the faraway Red Planet (known to its inhabitants as Barsoom), its wondrous sights and monstrous perils. In hundreds of full-color illustrations, the finest artists of modern fantasy have brought the dying world of Mars to life, depicting scenes of brutal conflict with alien beasts, quiet moments overlooking Martian wastes, and enticing visions of an exotic princess at her most intimate.
Of the Warlord of Mars universe, Dynamite Senior Editor Joseph Rybandt says, “A significant part of my childhood was spent exploring the world of Barsoom. One of the immeasurable perks of this job is seeing childhood dreams come to life, and none have come more vividly to life than the incredible art month in and month out depicting the world of Barsoom and her glorious princess, Dejah Thoris.”
This magnificent collection of illustrations include all cover artwork to date from Dynamite’s variety of Warlord of Mars-related comics, including Warlord of Mars, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris, Warriors of Mars, Dejah Thoris and the White Apes of Mars, Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom, and Dejah Thoris and the Green Men of Mars.
The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ October Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in December 2013. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Art of Dejah Thoris and the Worlds of Mars with their local comic book shop or hobby specialty store.