Mar 21st 2012 By: Andy Khouri
On sale now from Marvel Comics
is the first issue of John Carter: The Gods of Mars
, an official adaptation of the classic science fiction novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book comes courtesy of acclaimed Sacrifice
and newly minted Ultimate Comics Ultimates co-writer Sam Humphries
and features the manifestly excellent storytelling of Ramón Pérez
in his first work since Archaia and Jim Henson's beautiful Tale of Sand graphic novel
. With colors by Jordie Bellaire
, Gods of Mars
is likely the most visually arresting new single issue you can find on the stands
) this week.
If you're like myself or ComicsAlliance's Chris Sims
and have seen and enjoyed the new Andrew Stanton film John Carter
(based on the first novel of Burroughs' series, A Princess of Mars
), you'll be interested to know that Marvel's The Gods of Mars
#1 picks up right where that film leaves off. I guess that means the preview below could constitute spoilers!