Going back to the stories involving the first man to go to Barsoom is an interesting choice at this stage with the new feature coming out for John Carter, but it provides a bit more material beyond the expected stuff out there involving the title character. But working with Gullivar Jones, we get a different kind of character involved in the world of Barsoom with some different sensibilities than Carter has. And it makes its own ties to the present continuity that Carter inhabits by having Dejah relate the tale of a passion her mother once shared many years ago that has been kept secret. It's hard to imagine his existence in general being kept secret, but that's the kind of thing you overlook for the bigger storyline here and the general adventure. And that's what this is, far more than an early science fiction story, as Jones makes it clear he's craving adventure and that's exactly what's being set up for him. Read Full Review
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