If everything he loves is taken away from him, who is John Carter? Will the Warlord of Mars lose hope if he loses his friends, if he loses Dejah Thoris? If he loses Mars? Or would he fight all odds and even reality itself to get it all back?
That all said, one-shots like these would go a long way towards reclaiming the Warlord of Mars for a new generation of readers. Right now, it feels like you have to have to be a scholar of pulp fiction to even understand John Carter's appeal, let alone be a diehard fan - but stories like Brady and Jadson's could definitely reverse this trend. Emphasizing the character just as much as the high concept, Warlord of Mars #0 is a great entree for anyone interested in Edgar Rice Burroughs' mythology. Read Full Review