Friday, October 7, 2011

Sword-in-the-gut review of Marvel's new ERB comic book adaptation John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1

I’m having a difficult time keeping up with the deluge of Barsoomian comic books, so I’m just getting around to reading JCOM Reader's scathing review of the premiere issue of industry titan Marvel's new five-issue comic book adaptation series John Carter: A Princess of Mars. The interesting thing about the guy who runs JCOM Reader, a blog devoted to news and reviews from Barsoom, Mongo & other planets, is that he is not only a comic book fan, but he has actually read ERB's classic novel A Princess of Mars (1917)! Some of the more memorable points in this excellent review:
  • “Let me preface this with two warnings: first the standard spoiler warning and second this isn't going to be pleasant.”
  •  “The most groan worthy line: ‘Get your filthy paws off me you damn dirty lizards!’”
  •  “But the writing isn't the major problem. Nope it's the art.”
  •  “I was willing to give this a shot and sadly it failed to impress.”
  •  “If anything it comes across more as something that was tossed off with little care for the final product, just to make a buck.”
Marvel’s new comic book John Carter: A Princess of Mars #1 (September 2011) was written by Roger Langridge with interior artwork by Filipe Andrade and variant covers by Skottie Young and Andrade.

No comments:

Post a Comment