Funny, on page 2 it's mentioned that Jones had "served the Republic with honor against the South and earned (his) rank" (which would seem to place the scene on Earth sometime shortly after the Civil War), yet on page 6, in Gullivar's apartment, he is shown with a copy of Percival Lowell's first book on MARS (which was published in 1895, some 30 years after the Civil War ended). That would make Gullivar Jones quite old indeed. Just picking nits.
I would suggest that the civil war in dynamite comics universe continued for a much longer period! certainly any army with John Carter as a part of it would not give up so easily!
lets try and migrate this conversation to the thread Warriors of Mars (lets discuss it here)
to avoid all the mess I have created here with my idiocy
I love how andrew stanton described the tharks, they arent aliens to him, they are just humans that evolved with mars as mars changed. You get used to their faces after a while that is the only real odd part, their tusks are great
and if you dont like the thark designs, the warhoons have everything going for them in this film (why are the warhoons ALWAYS without fail better designed than the tharks o _ O in EVERY adaption WHY!)
My gripe is actually that John Carter seems to be just wearing too many clothes. I far prefer the Dynamite version!