John Carter: The End #1

Writer: Brian Wood, Alex Cox Artist: Hayden Sherman Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
3.5User Rating

THE DEATH OF MARS!  Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll. Conflict burns across the landscape of Barsoom. A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a brutal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse.  A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for a lost son. How could they be Mars' last hope?

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Tobi Blake Feb 15, 2017

    All in all, "John Carter: The End #1" is a perfect continuation for the stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the characters of Barsoom. This should please, delight and thrill old and new fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Duff Feb 9, 2017

    I've always enjoyed Carter's exploits across Mars, its great escapism, but John Carter: The End is a bold new chapter the legendary charter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 9, 2017

    I'm" curious. I've long wanted to connected better to this franchise and this may be the one to really do it because it sets itself apart from everything else by centuries. Giving us older and grizzled versions of Dejah and John, throwing their progeny into some interesting places, and shaking up the order of Barsoom allows for a reinvention without wholesale destruction of what came before. Cox and Wood have a lot to work with that I hope smooths out a bit soon but Hayden's artwork is a real draw here, giving us something powerful and intense and at the same time kind of indistinct in a way with the visuals for the characters. Hopefully this series will take advantage of being so separate from everything else that it takes some real risks to do what it wants to do and stand out as something unique as it has that kind of potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Feb 9, 2017

    Will John Carter be able to reconcile with his wife? What will he find when he confronts his son? I guess we'll find out together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner Feb 11, 2017

    Brian Wood has set up an interesting story to tell in this dystopian world. He gives you enough to set up the relationship of John and his wife Dejah and a shocking reveal. The art stands out and helps move the story along. If you're a fan of tales placed in dystopian worlds, you can pick up this issue and find this intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 8, 2017

    This issue seemed like it was more of a teaser than anything. We didn't get much into the story but it still managed to grab me and get me excited to find out what happens. This is definitely the start of an awesome series and you should definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Jan 31, 2017

    Dynamite's John Carter - The End #1 seeks to redeem the legendary character's reputation with a grim and stripped-down opening chapter that intrigues and engages by not trying to take on too much other than establishing a tone and the central characters. It may be a quiet and moody opening issue, but its grounded tone and focus on the personal serves to breathe more nuanced life into the adventures of the classic pulp hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Feb 7, 2017

    I enjoyed this first issue of John Carter: The End. The story is simple and doesn't try to be anything other than what it is. As a technical piece, the narration and the art are excellent. Yet, something about it just stops short of being truly stellar. On my first read-through I was a bit disappointed at the length, but I get the feeling that this will not always be the case. There are signs of great potential here. Fans of the books will love this, and even if you arent familiar with the novels there's definitely enough here to make you come back for more. I'll be sticking with this one for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 8, 2017

    Not being a big John Carter person this story has really piqued my interest. It is very intriguing with this new emperor and how our main protagonist is going to deal with what he is doing. The destruction and overtaking of Baroom is interesting, but the real story is going to be how John Carter and Dejah Thoris deal with theemotional aspect of who this new emperor is. I really like Sherman's art besides the lack of detail, but his "scratchy" style makes the story feel that more desperate and the area "war-torn". This is a great creative team and they are delivering a John Carter story that will peak anybody's interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 10, 2017

    Sherman steals the show, but Wood and Coxs minimalistic script in John Carter: The End needs to pick up in future installments. Read Full Review

  • 3.6
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 12, 2017

    Over the decades, we've seen John Carter's adventures span the planets and the ages, all while Carter and friends stay the same age. Time is catching up to our heroes, and I like that this first chapter feels like a one last ride for ancient heroes type tale. I hope it plays out for the better, but I wasn't super impressed with this issue. I always have high hopes for any John Carter series, but perhaps my fond memories of reading Edgar Rice Burroughs for the first time shade my enjoyment of what has come since. I'm troubled by the over direction the story is going, as it doesn't feel like my John Carter. I hope the rest of series changes my mind. Read Full Review

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