John Carter: World of Mars 3

 JOHN CARTER: WORLD OF MARS #3 (OF 4) The thrilling prequel to the Disney adaptation of John Carter World of Mars continues! Taken prisoner in an underground city controlled by the Warhoon, Dejah Thoris, the Princess of Mars, is forced into an arena to fight for her life! And the only person who can possibly save her is a man who is her sworn enemy.

I’ll try and say one nice thing about this cover –  it gives you a glimpse of the Warhoon arena.

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10 responses

  1. Ralok

    it seems to be a fairly basic comic cover to me

    I find that it is interestgin that there is green martian statues

    that sword the guy is using looks identical to that one guys in the trailer

    September 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

  2. That’s because it’s the same guy, Sab Than or Than Sab…. I’m not crazy about the art, it reads flat with too much attention to detail over clarity. At least I know I like the interior art.

    September 23, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    • Ralok

      I would also like to point out that the only other instance in comics (that I recall) that has a statue of a green martian is the dead city of “Marahn” a city exclusive to marvs old “Warlord of Mars”

      http://barsoom.wikia.com/wiki/Marahn

      September 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      • It’s too bad that the artist (probably) stuck too close to his photo reference and has given the statues Goofy ears instead of turning or fudging so they looked like tusks instead. 😉

        September 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

  3. Ralok

    now i cant unsee the eartusks D:

    September 24, 2011 at 3:53 am

    • I should draw Goofy faces on them. I’ll be honest, from an art perspective I find this artist mired in detail and a complete lack of vision ( of the complete image ) . It’s astoundingly flat.

      September 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

      • Now I’m talking to myself. So I looked at some art by Mico Suayan ( this cover artist) . Generally he details the hell out of everything. Figures are highly defined without reading clearly. This is because he layers them over each other using the same tonal darks for everything so the eye can’t separate them. And then his backgrounds usually have same values. He doesn’t use tone or color to create depth and separation. Doesn’t use lighting either. I saw that some if his work is in pencil crayons which doesn’t lend itself to tonal range or corrections. And can lead some artists to detail and rendering only. He definitely isn’t a painter, even if he uses paints sometimes. I’m going leave at that. He has skills, but I’m disappointed in him being chosen for this cover. – Jeff

        September 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

  4. Stop given’ yerself a black eye!

    I think they’re dipping into the ancient history to show at one point the green martians were more than violent barbarians. Having the statues at the arena is nonverbal way of doing that.

    September 24, 2011 at 7:56 pm

  5. Alex Chapman

    What goofy ears? Those are clearly tusks.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm

  6. Maybe I’m thinking Pluto. Or Russian hats with ears. Or flapper era bob cuts.

    September 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm

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