Friday, May 7, 2010

Just bought the new John Carter of Mars: The Jesse Marsh Years comic book collection

If you can believe this, my local comic book shop actually had a copy of the new Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars: The Jesse Marsh Years (May 2010) comic book collection. Published by Dark Horse Comics, this beautiful, hardcover book reprints all three issues of the Four Color Comics: John Carter of Mars series, which was written by Paul S. Newman, illustrated by Jesse Marsh, and originally published in the 1950s by Dell Publishing. Considering the cost of buying the originals, $30 seemed like a good deal. Plus, I got to listen to “Ape Man” by the Kinks, free of charge. Thank you, Newbury Comics!


Doc Mars said...

Hi Paul,
Why those flashy colors in this new issue? Thickened drawings too.
Compare with the originals here:

Paul said...

Doc Mars, thanks for the link. There is a foreword to the new book, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.