Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Comic book review round-up: Warlord of Mars #3

Reviews of Warlord of Mars #3 (December 2010), Dynamite Entertainment’s new comic book series adaptation of beloved pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ fantastical science fiction novel A Princess of Mars (1917), are starting to trickle down. Written by Arvid Nelson with artwork by Lui Antonio and four variant covers by artists Joe Jusko, Lucio Parillo, Patrick Berkenkotter and J. Scott Campbell, here are some snippets from various reviews of Warlord of Mars #3:

1) MCR of JCOM Reader: “So we finally get the good stuff. And the next issue finally promises the arrival of the most beautiful woman of two worlds (just in time for her own series to start). About time!”

2) Greg Burgas of Comic Book Resources: “Nelson is still feeling out the characters and the overall plot, so there’s still an anticipatory quality about this comic, as if we’re just waiting for something big to happen. I don’t think the ending is that “something,” but we’ll see. I still don’t love Warlord of Mars, but I’m still seeing what Nelson does with it all, so I’m sticking with it for a while.”

3) DS Arsenault of Weekly Comic Book Review: “Conclusion: I cannot, cannot wait for the next issue. You *must* pick this up. This is gold. Grade: A.”

Pictured: Cover art by J. Scott Campbell.

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