Warlord of Mars #1

Warlord of Mars #1

Writer: Arvid Nelson Artist: Stephen Sadowski Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 13, 2010 Cover Price: $1.00 Critic Reviews: 6
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The original warrior of Mars returns from Dynamite! Warlord of Mars is an enhancement of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story, Princess of Mars! If you thought you knew the story, think again! This series will capture the ?grit and action of the original while expanding on it with new elements. The story is about John Carter, an ex-cavalry officer in the Confederate Army who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars! Joining him in his adventures there are Tars Tarkas, his Martian comrade, and Dejah Thoris, a Martin Princess. This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Joe Jusko and Lucio Parrillo!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Oct 18, 2010

    Dynamite has priced this issue to fly off the shelf at $1.00, but it could be priced a lot more and still go toe-to-toe with anything Marvel or DC is producing right now. Nelson and Sadowski have put Warlord of Mars at the top of my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Oct 9, 2010

    Warlord of Mars is a great start to an adaptation that many have failed at being faithful to the source material. While none of the events in this issue will ever be considered canon in the Barsoom saga, but it is believable and worth checking out. I'm also very pleased and surprised that this first issue only costs $1.00, which gives you very little reason to pass this up when it hits stores. Warlord of Mars #1 has the perfect combination of well told story, fantastic art, and price point, that earns this book 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 18, 2010

    It's too early to tell how faithful this adaptation is going to be, or if the creative team plans to follow its own path - but for an intro, this is pretty good. And the price is right (especially if you can find this cover). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 13, 2010

    In the end, Nelson's scripting is nice, and it has a nice flow to it, but the biggest attraction is what Sadowski brings to the page. Consider me interested in reading more of "Warlord of Mars" based on this first issue, and at just a buck it's a nice way to lure other curious readers in too. This is a good, solid, enjoyable first issue. If you're interested in a little pulp adventure in your life, you should check it out too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Oct 13, 2010

    Shamed as I am to admit, I've never actually gotten the chance to read the classic Edgard Rice Burroughs stories that this is adapting. My exposure to the character and his mythos is limited to martian war that started off the second volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I'm sure this wi'll be just as strong as the Lone Ranger and Green Hornets books have been - - I just wished they'd cut to the chase a little sooner. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 16, 2010

    Steven Sadowski and Adriano Lucus contribute decent artwork, but they will have to try harder if they want to make me forget the elegant four-armed Martians of Gil Kane and Rudy Nebres. Despite being a dollar, I'm declaring Warlord of Mars a poor purchase. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Read Full Review

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