John Carter: The Gods of Mars #1

John Carter: The Gods of Mars #1

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Ramon Perez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 21, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The Classic Edgar Rice Burroughs Tale Comes To Graphic Life! After Ten Long Years, Our Glorious Hero, John Carter, Finally Returns To Barsoom! Transporting Planet To Planet Has His Downsides, As Carter Finds Himself In The Valley Dor — The Land Of The Dead! Our Hero May Have Faced Martian Beasts, But Can He Handle Martian Gods?

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 20, 2012

    I've been hesitant to hop on board the "John Carter" marketing machine, especially with the multiple comic offerings, but this series appears to have the blessing of the Edgar Rice Burroughs' estate and with such gorgeous art by Prez -- well, I simply couldn't resist. Of course, now I think I should have resisted if only to revel in this story and Prez's art all at once in a wonderful hardcover collection. For now, however, this floppy is visual gold. Hand anyone this issue of "John Carter: The Gods of Mars" and they'll be asking you to direct them to more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Mar 26, 2012

    In John Carter: The Gods of Mars , Sam Humphries and Ramn Prez create a Mars that I want to dream about. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 28, 2012

    What didn't translate into a feature film, despite gross sums of investment, comes to amazing life in twenty-something pages of word balloons and art, proving the unique strengths of the comics medium for storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Mar 21, 2012

    The first issue of this mini-series is perfect for those who may have seen the recently released Disney film and are seeking more John Carter. It's a fun book that tells an entertaining story and is complimented by some really beautiful art. I definitely recommend it to both readers who are unfamiliar with the character as well as those who saw the recent film. This is definitely a fun adventure and I look forward to seeing more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - cgscreamer Mar 22, 2012

    This first issue has a very clear goal in mind, the creative team know that most people picking it up will be people who saw the new movie so it wants to introduce these readers (many of whom probably won't be comic and pulp story fans) to the characters, set the stakes and raise them high so as to hook them in fast and take the reader on an action thriller! It achieves this quite well with the only minor complaint is there's no set-up or bad guy introduced, you're just shown a great character in John Carter and generic 'peril' that he has to get out of but this definitely is an homage to the pulp tales of Burroughs' time. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Andrew Ziegler Jul 28, 2013

    And what are the few interesting narrative and creative choices I mentioned earlier? Id say read the comic and find out. Its shorttoo short, perhaps. Far too much is crammed into a very brief issue. Without wanting to spoil anything I will mention this: Humphries does take liberties with John Carters history, just as I suspected. How? Edgar Rice Burroughs is a character, a personal friend of Carters. At the very least, Id be interested to see where they will go with that. Read Full Review

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