JCOM Reader, a blog devoted to news and reviews from Barsoom, Mongo & other planets, has an excellent review of John Carter: World of Mars #1, the premiere issue in Marvel’s new 4-issue comic book series that is a prequel, not to the original John Carter of Mars novels penned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but to the long-awaited Hollywood film John Carter (2012). Here’s a snippet:
I have to admit I was weary when this series was first announced. Maybe it was the fact that it seemed like another cash-in by Marvel and Disney to tie-in to the upcoming John Carter movie. Or maybe it was the fact that I was growing cynical after hearing so much about the movie that wasn't encouraging. And following the lackluster first issue of John Carter: A Princess of Mars I figured this one would be another tossed off comic. Well surprise: This one actually rocks!