Thursday, December 16, 2010
Dynamite to publish Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris comic book
The website Comic Book Resources reports that Dynamite Entertainment is spinning off a comic book series titled Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris from its recently launched but highly successful John Carter, Warlord of Mars (#1, November 2010) series.
While Warlord of Mars is an adaptation of beloved pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ fantastical science fiction novel A Princess of Mars (1912), Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris will be a prequel to events in the novel, focusing on Barsoom in the centuries before John Carter arrives.
"Burroughs left so many tantalizing breadcrumb trails in the first few Mars novels, but he never followed most of them," said writer Arvid Nelson. "This series is going to follow some of those trails. We're going to see how Dejah Thoris' kingdom of Helium rose to preeminence. We're going to see her first suitor. And we're going to see Dejah herself kick some ass. She's a great character, totally deserving of her own series. It's great having her in a more active role."
Written by Arvid Nelson, with interior art by Carlos Rafael and five variant covers by Arthur Adams (pictured above), Paul Renaud, Joe Jusko, Sean Chen and Alé Garza, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #1 is scheduled to hit comic book shops in March 2011.