Saturday, September 3, 2011

Preview of new comic book Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom #1

Newsarama has a sharp five-page preview of Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom #1 (July 2011), the premiere issue in a new comic book series published by Dynamite Entertainment that tells a tale of ancient Mars, chronicling events on Barsoom tens of thousands of years before the arrival of John Carter!

100,000 years before the time of John Carter! Barsoom is a dying world: its once mighty oceans are receding and its atmosphere grows more tenuous by the day. The Orovars, who have dominated for a million years, are on the verge of extinction at the hands of the Green Hordes and the emerging Red Martians. Two Orovars — a Scientist and a General — race against time to save their people before Mars plunges into barbarism!

Based on the fantastical science fiction world created by beloved pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs, Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom #1 was written by Robert Place Napton and penciled + inked by Robert Castro, with variant cover art by Francesco Francavilla (pictured above!) and Joe Jusko.

Check your local comic book shop for Warlord of Mars: Fall of Barsoom #1!

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