Dejah Thoris # 4
What do you think so far?
Fab covers and the plot I would argue is vering on being better that WOM. The art inside is excellent and I find myself hoping the same team continue throughout.
The Jusko and Renaud covers are to die for - long may they provide art for this book. Renaud inside art anybody?
The romantic interest is nice inside and you can't help but root for the small fat guy to touch base with Dejah........maybe it's just me.
I'm enjoying the series and issue #4 was no exception, I wouldn't say I'm liking it more than Warlord of Mars but I wouldn't say that the core title is leagues better than Dejah Thoris either. Both compliment eachother perfectly and I'm glad they're both being published. As for issue #4, whew, I got the Alegarza cover and holy cow is it sexy as hell, Dejah has got to be one of the most desired women in all of comics now that all these awesome artists are doing covers for her.
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well, initially I was quite apalled . . . and I still am actually . . . this completely normal looking guy (who isnt really that fat) when we first see him they look at him like he is disgusting and horrible, and then immediatly falls and is laughed at . . .. it just feels cruel
and now . .. he cannot even hope to win the love of a beautiful woman
and there are some serious continuity problems . . . for example, I am pretty sure thuvia discovered her abilities with banths while enslaved by the therns. And is it so hard to NOT give red martians facial hair!
and then there are issues with the timeline of course
unless it takes place four hundred HUMAN years before, and martians live a thousand MARTIAN years (thus living to be almost 2000 year old)
but . . . .. I cant really complain about alot of this stuff when I so enjoyed marvels run on the world of barsoom, not to mention enjoying the god awful one-shot amazon of barsoom!
The reds may have facial hair, but at least they arent BLUE! Or have some sort of inexplicable anatomical feature, like the oravars in marvels warlord who had WINGS!
okay . . . I forgot to mention the wings . . . would the writers . . . for the love of god PLEASE READ THE BOOKS, the wings arent a thing that is needed . . . ugh . . . this should better explain it
well . . . for all its flaws . . . I guess it is an okay series . . . the way the colossus is being handled. Interrelations between the warring factions. I think the series is being handled better than the main warlord series . . . which is way to fast paced
and . . . some of the stuff I have mentioned like the Equilibrimotor is from the books that are not in the public domain . . . and thus they might not really have a right to use that stuff even though its part of the universe . . . does that mean ulsios cant have six legs in their comics because leg number isnt mentioned until llana of gathol?
I really feel indifferent about the entire dynamite run on barsoom, at times it feels like they should have just made their own original sword & planet series because it differs so much . . . .
im still interested in seeing how it all pans out . . . If I read correctly we should be seeing some black martians soon . . . I always hate it when black martians are portrayed like earth black people though . . . because . . . it seems . . . . rude, since the black martians are almost always evil. Plus there is a small detail, them having narrow eyes, that always made me imagine them as coal black asians D :
well . . . I look forward to seeing more and more comics . . . even though I complain like an irritated fanboy
Last edited by Ralok; 06-27-2011 at 10:44 AM.
I am glad somebody has noticed the pace of WOM going too fast. I thought it was just me.
It started off well, but now is just a race to the finish line.
I am begining to rather like the Dejah series and want to see a very long run.
it needs to sit back and breath, it seems to be trying to match the pace of the book . . . but the book . . . it had time for you to BREATH in it, i mean the march to thark could have been and ENTIRE ISSUE just showing the world and the strange and alien nature of it
Originally Posted by Kloot
the pacing in Dejah Thoris is very much superior, and I assume it will be superior in Fall of Barsoom aswell
I think they do much better on telling original stories, than they do trying to retell the same stories . . .
Let me start by saying that I have never read any of the books, ever. But I do like the comicbooks alot. So, I guess I am lucky, not to have anything to compare it to. I think the story for both DT, and WOM are good. I enjoy the art work in the comics, but Love the Jusko covers. TO be honest, I only started buying the comics because I saw that Jusko was doing the covers. I have heard him (Jusko) speak many times about the ERB books and how much he loved them. So I gave the Warlod of Mars comic a try. I was happy to discover that they were good! So keep them coming at what ever pace is fine with me.
And it has to be exactly like the books, why? I like what they're doing with it and not 100% sticking to the books, they have more freedom than that and can add/delete little things to make what I believe to be a more interesting story. If I wanted the story to be exactly like the books.....I'd read the books.
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I dont want it to be like the books, but what I want above all else is the world to be preserved as good as it can be preserved. And for new and interesting stories to be told in this world!
Originally Posted by comixfan1980
why do casual things to contradict the books, like give facial hair to the reds, or the entire wing thing. Why couldn't that have been tied into the invention of the equlibrimotor? Thus providing and interesting and unique origin for the device! and fulfilling the same need for the storytelling
and gods honest . .. I just wish that they didnt have facial hair because I need some pictures for the wiki that are ACCURATE towards the universe
my search for a picture of mors kajak has been prolonged until the marvel series is released
I am reading these comics as comics - the fact they are based on books is almost aside for me and of lesser importance.
There is no reason to disregard longtime fans and minor aspects of the continuity! People reading the comic without knowing the books would be oblivious, and the long time fans would be ANGRY, thus pretty much half the readers are ANGRY AT IT.
Originally Posted by Kloot
if they wanted to change so much, they could have written their own stories, made their own original sword and planet stuff. Maybe start writing for something a little less beloved like Gulliver of mars
I dont hate this comic, I just cannot begin to grasp the reasoning behind alot of the changes . . . if they were ever even intentional! Or if they just are skimming through the books as they write it not picking up on the details
its . . . . strange
Look, I still like these comics . . . but I am not going to mindlessly defend the comics and act like they are doing everything right