Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Indie Creators Headline Marvel's Mars

Cover Art: Julian Totino Tedesco
Two Indy comics creators have been tapped to chronicle the further adventures of John Carter's Mars for Marvel Comics. John Carter: The Gods Of Mars is the publisher's latest collaborative project with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.

Sam Humphries, writer of the self-published comics Our Love is Real and Sacrifice is teamed withwith artist Ramón Pérez, the illustrator of Archaia's hardcover graphic novel Jim Henson's Tale of Sand.

John Carter: The Gods Of Mars is based on the 1918 Burroughs novel and is slated for five issues debuting March 2012, the same month John Carter, a live-action feature film from Marvel parent company, Disney, is scheduled for release. Currently, Marvel has two John Carter miniseries running; John Carter: World of Mars and John Carter: A Princess of Mars.

"From Landridge and Andrade to Edgar Rice Burroughs himself, there's an impressive foundation of awesome John Carter stories to build on," Humphries said in Marvel's press release. "Combined with Marvel having the most exciting comics going on right now, and most talented editors in the industry — I can't wait to get myself to Mars."