Saturday, June 11, 2011
Marvel and ERB estate to publish all new graphic fiction adaptations of beloved John Carter of Mars novels
Comic powerhouse Marvel Entertainment, in collaboration with the estate of science fiction & fantasy author Edgar Rice Burroughs, has announced all new graphic fiction adaptations of the beloved John Carter of Mars novels, beginning with John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1, to be published in September 2011. Here’s the bulk of the press release:
By working closely with the ERB estate, all John Carter comics produced with Marvel Entertainment will be considered part of the official canon, adding new layers to the rich mythos created by Burroughs.
Transported to the dying planet of Mars, Captain John Carter must now fight for his life against creatures unlike any ever seen by mankind. But as he finds himself enveloped by an alien civil war, he meets the proud and beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who will change his life forever!
Re-envisioned by acclaimed scribe Roger Langridge (Thor: The Mighty Avenger) and fan-favorite artist Filipe Andrade (Onslaught Unleashed), with covers by Eisner-winner Skottie Young (Wonderful Wizard of Oz), John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1 (of 5) brings you the story you love like you’ve never seen it before.
“Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the great action heroes in John Carter and we’re excited to bring his novels to comics for a new generation,” said Axel Alonso, Marvel Editor-In-Chief. “Roger and Filipe are going to blow everyone away with their take on the John Carter novels, keeping fans new and old on the edge of their seats.”
This September, one of the greatest action stories of all time comes to life in John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1!
Thanks to JCOM Reader for the tip!