Official Press Release
The original warrior of Mars returns!Â Dynamite is proud to announce the October release of Warlord of Mars, an enhancement to the classic story Princess of Mars!Â If you thought you knew Princess of Mars before, think again!Â We are so proud and excited about this book, that we are offering the first FULL issue for the introductory price of just $1.00!
Princess of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the first of his famous series, which initially began publication in serialized form within the pages of All-Story Magazine in February 1912.Â It is also Burroughs' first novel, predating his Tarzan stories. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the story is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction.Â This series is written by Arvid Nelson and is illustrated by Stephen (Avengers/Invaders) Sadowski and Lui Antonio, and features covers by Alex Ross, Joe Jusko, Lucio Parillo, and J. Scott Campbell!
"We're trying to stay as true to the spirit of the originals as possible," says writer Arvid Nelson.Â "The novels are told as the "memoirs" of John Carter, the main character, and the comics will be told the same way.Â I think Mars is going to be something really special. We're doing this adaptation the right way, and I'm so excited for people to read it!"
"This is a project that we've been working on for quite a bit," says Dynamite Entertainment President Nick Barrucci.Â "We plan to capture all the grit and action of the original, while expanding the story with brand-new elements, exploring the back story and earlier events of this classic tale!Â To allow the series to be accessible to fans old and new, we are offering the first issue at the Introductory Price of $1.00 for the full ENTIRE 32 page comic, as well as dedicating both of the Dynamite front gate folds of the October shipping Previews Magazine to our launch.Â Get on board for the biggest comic book launch in October!"