January 20, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Award winning writer Chuck Brown (Bitter Root, Aquamen) is chronicling the next adventure of John Carter this April in a new series - John Carter of Mars.
The year is 1919. A mysterious asteroid composed purely of the substance "Ninth" hurtles toward Earth. Its power miraculously begins to meld and swap the peoples of Earth and Mars. The Warlord of Mars and former Civil War soldier John Carter suddenly finds himself ripped from everything he has come to know and love, pulled back to where he started. One day he's back in Virginia, but battling Martian apes in his homeland! Then what could possibly be happening back on Barsoom? And as these two worlds deal with this chaos, could their struggles collide?
"I’ve always been a huge fan of sci-fi and adventure," said writer Chuck Brown. "Like many of us, as a kid I was obsessed with Mars and the other planets in our solar system. Barsoom has such amazing characters and backstories. So it’s a huge opportunity for George and I to play in this world."
Dynamic illustrator George Kambadais (Firefly) joins Brown in Dynamite's next arc in the saga of Edgar Rice Burroughs' world-famous hero. Kambadais will also be coloring himself. Fans can see his character designs below, with fun alternate backgrounds for Earth and Mars.
John Carter and his mythos were created in the early 20th century, yet the character is pulled from the Civil War era. Known for his work on titles like Bitter Root and Black Manta, writer Chuck Brown is known for artfully weaving in commentary into his stories, with a plan to approach John Carter with that same perspective. Plus plenty of action, explosions, and all the profanity that Dynamite will let him get away with!
The long storied history of gorgeous covers for novels, comics, and more featuring the stories of Barsoom continues in this new series. Junggeun Yoon, Jonathan Case, and a cosplayer contribute covers. Plus two by Dejah Thoris all-star Joseph Michael Linsner and interior artist Kambadais.
JOHN CARTER OF MARS #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ February 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in April 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.