It’s Tarzan And John Carter Of Mars Teaming Up In Dynamite’s Lords Of Mars Miniseries
Dynamite can’t call it Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, but that’s what it is. The publisher announced a new miniseries set to premiere this August that will feature Tarzan and Jane Porter of the Lord of the Jungle title teaming up with John Carter and Dejah Thoris of the Warlord of Mars franchise. The series is set for six-issues from writer Arvid Nelson and illustrator Roberto Castron. The first issue will feature cover from Alex Ross, Francesco Francavilla, Dan Panosian and Ardian Syaf.
The two Edgar Rice Burroughs creations are archetypal sci-fi and jungle heroes who have been around for over a century. Nelson, who has written for both Warlord of Mars and Lord of the Jungle, talked about the draw of the project and how you don’t have to have extensive knowledge about the two comics to jump in:
It’s a great jumping-on point. In fact, I always go out of my way to make sure new readers are never at a loss, regardless of where were are in a series. [Edgar Rice] Burroughs was a fanatic for novelty. He didn’t like exploring all the details and intricacies of the things he’d invented; it was always about the shiny and new for him.
The two greatest heroes of pulp fiction coming together… what could be better than that? And it blows the lid off the possibilities for storytelling. Earth, Mars, lost civilizations, hidden worlds, interplanetary adventures. But above all, we want LORDS OF MARS to be fun. I can’t wait to unleash it on the world. Carter is more comfortable around human beings than Tarzan. He’s more of a leader, but he’s most in his element in times of conflict, as opposed to the backstabbing and intrigue of ‘peacetime.’ Tarzan is more a force of nature. In terms of raw strength and agility no one can match him, but he’s not fully in control of himself.
You can check out all the variant covers below. What do you think of Tarzan and John Carter crossing paths? Will you be checking this one out?
In LORDS OF MARS #1, the legendary Tarzan has claimed his title as Lord of Greystoke, but his very life is threatened when a hunting excursion with his fellow “gentlemen” goes disastrously wrong. Meanwhile, on Mars, John Carter is forced to respond to a veiled threat from his defeated enemies. Mars and Earth might be separated by millions of miles, but a sinister force is at work on both planets, setting the two iconic adventurers on a deadly collision course.