Arvid Jones continues to weave his cosmic wonderment based on the racial tensions of Barsoom in keeping with original flavor, while adding layers to the chapters that is purely the scribes own.
In a day when there are a lot of disappointments among the cosmic comics, writer Jones has keptWarlord of Mars alive with a true understanding of the master text, what readers expect from the franchise, and enough shocking surprises and stunning characterizations to keep the time honored adventures fresh in today's market.
The mystery involving the greens just gets deeper and deeper while the friendship and honor the characters show John Carter is touching indeed, and acts as a great balance for the overall duplicity extant here.
The role of Tars Tarkas has been especially delicious in "Savages of Mars." The character has really come into his own, and he makes a great balance to John Carter.
The art by Leandro Oliveira and Rafael Lanhellas is to die for ...literally! There is graphic violence, incredible female beauty, savage and horrific discoveries and the art never seems to fail in this cosmic study of Martian mores.
If Warlord of Mars is a book you have not been reading or have not picked up in awhile, why not?
It is so good!