Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ERB, Dynamite Launch 'John Carter:Warlord of Mars'

Well this one is a surprise. After two years of legal debate, ERB Inc. and Dynamite Entertainment have settled and are teaming up to relaunch John Carter, Warlord of Mars. Among other things revealed:

*ERB Inc. has reacquired the comic book rights from Disney and Marvel.

* The deal will allow the introduction of characters and situations from the later, copyrighted novels.

*Dynamite will be printing archival material, including John Coleman Burroughs' 1940s John Carter newspaper strips.

*Lord of the Jungle will also be relaunched, though it will not use the Tarzan name.

For more info and comments from ERB president James Sullos and Dynamite CEO and publisher Nick Barrucci hit http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2014/05/dynamite-erb-inc-partner-for-john-carter-warlord-of-mars/.

UPDATE: A little more info from the official press release on Dynamite's web site https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/pressrelshow.html?display=PR05191494720

*The new title will launch later this year with no word yet on the creative team who will be working on it.

*A new John Carter, Warlord of Mars comic strip will be joining the ERB Digital Comic line-up written by Roy Thomas with art by Pegaso (Rodolfo Perez Garcia) and will include various characters from the novels and delve into the history of Barsoom.

There is also no word on the status of the previously announced Dejah of Mars mini-series or the Warlord of Mars #0 one shot so we'll have to wait and see when if either will be coming soon.

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