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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #9

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #9

Ron Marz, Ian Edgington (w)
Ariel Medel (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino (c)
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John Carter and Dejah Thoris try to unravel a mystery in lonely Martian village under attack by a mysterious killer. But even if they manage to gain the trust of the suspicious villagers, something far more deadly lurks in the shadows. It’s a murder mystery, Martian-style, from the minds of Ron Marz, the fan-favorite cosmic writer of Green Lantern, and Ian Edginton!

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Preview: Witchblade #183

Witchblade #183

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Cover By: Laura Braga
Variant Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: DEC140773
Published: July 8, 2015

Revelations abound as Sara Pezzini confronts her mysterious assailants, learning not only their true nature, but also the shocking truth of the power they serve. Have Sara and the Witchblade merely been pawns all this time? And will the fallout push her back to New York City, the one place she swore she’d never return?

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #8

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #8

Ron Marz, Ian Edgington (w)
Ariel Medel (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino (c)
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John Carter and Dejah Thoris visit a remote Martian city, where residents are being terrorized by a monstrous, murderous presence. Will the Warlord and Princess of Mars be able to solve the mystery, or will they be blamed for the brutal crimes? More masterful Martian adventures from writer Ron Marz and Eisner-nominated co-writer Ian Edginton, authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate!

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #7

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #7

Ron Marz (w)
Ariel Medel (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino, Jonathan Lau (c)
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John Carter and Dejah Thoris have survived the invasion of Mars, but rest and relaxation are not in their future. Marooned in the crumbling remains of an ancient city, John and Dejah are beset by mysterious enemies. When John is struck down, it falls to Dejah to protect her beloved, and find some way to escape the certain death that stalks them.

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Preview: Witchblade #182

Witchblade #182

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: NOV140698
Published: April 29, 2015

Mysterious agents have appeared in the small town Sara Pezzini calls home. Their agenda, and the secret power behind them, will change Sara’s life forever. The next evolution of the Witchblade saga begins here!

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #5

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #5

Ron Marz (w)
Abhishek Malsuni (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino, Yonami (c)
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John Carter has crossed the vast deserts of Mars to find his beloved Dejah Thoris. But have they been reunited only to die together? John’s sworn enemy, Union officer Captain Joshua Clark, will not rest until the Warlord of Mars is dead! Writer Ron Marz continues his acclaimed run as “Invaders of Mars” builds toward its epic conclusion.

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #4

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #4

Ron Marz (w)
Abhishek Malsuni (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino, Yonami (c)
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With John Carter lost and presumed dead in the Martian desert, his enemy’s triumph is all but assured. But who is Captain Joshua Clark of Earth, and why does his hatred for John Carter know no bounds? As Dejah Thoris prays for her warlord’s safe return, the shocking origin of John Carter’s arch-enemy is finally revealed! Superstar writer Ron Marz and rising-star artist Abhishek Malsuni continue their acclaimed, official run!

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #3

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #3

Ron Marz (w)
Abhishek Malsuni (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino, Abhishek Malsuni (c)
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Alien invaders have conquered John Carter’s adopted world of Barsoom. John Carter endeavors to reach the occupied city of Helium, where his beloved Dejah Thoris is held captive by the invaders. But Dejah Thoris is no princess-in-peril, as she hatches a plot to escape from her captors and lead her people in bloody rebellion! Classic planetary adventure in tradition of grand master Edgar Rice Burroughs!

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Review: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #3

JCWoM03-Cov-A-BenesThree issue into the Dynamite reboot of their own John Carter franchise and things are still not looking good for the heroes. After starting off the first issue kidnapped by Captain Clark, Dejah Thoris has not been able to escape from his control, and John Carter is seemingly no closer to rescuing her or freeing Helium.  Meanwhile the villains seem to be able to continue unabated in their own plans for domination.  This treatment of the main characters gives a sense of desperation within the plot, but it does not necessarily work to the benefit of the overall story.

This series has been entertaining at times thus far, but there are also some evident problems with this series as it progresses. Though it is a story based on a pulp science fiction story, it contains a lot of the problems of this era. Dejah Thoris, often portrayed as a competent hero in her own right in contemporary versions of the character is often relegated to the dominated heroine in this version, the chains being used to restrain her being a creative allusion to the writers of this series not really willing to let her loose. That is solved about halfway through this issue, but the manner in which this occurs is also disappointing, with the minor villain that is guarding her changing too easily his own convictions at her suggestion. Without the main heroine in a heroic role, there is little at times to distinguish this from the classics which inspired it, as John Carter is himself heroic, but not evenly remotely outside-of-the-box in his presentation thus far.

The series still has some ground to catch up on in order to be headed in the right direction. While this is based on a science fiction closer to fantasy, it seems to be bogged down by it, not thriving in the fertile ground that such stories can use to their benefit. As a reintroduction to the characters, this first story arc has maybe done its job, but it has done so in a lacklustre way, and the series would benefit from moving beyond this first story arc into something more meaningful.

Story: Ron Marz Art: Abishek Malsuni
Story: 6.8 Art: 8.0  Overall: 6.8 Recommendation: Pass

Dynamite provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.  

Deadlands Deals Winning Hand

deadlandsGet ready, as award-winning publisher IDW brings Dead Man’s Hand, the first original collection of the hit Deadlands series to comic shops in March 2015! Based on the popular Deadlands RPG, created by Shane Hensley and Pinnacle Entertainment, and produced by Visionary Comics, the series embodies all the best of horror, western and steampunk in a world filled with creatures of the night, mad science and mysticism!

Deadlands Volume 1: Dead Man’s Hand brings together a who’s-who of superstar horror-western comic talent to launch this unique series that laid the groundwork for every horror-western series since! Join High Moon’s David Gallaher and Steve Ellis as they tell the tale of a cursed weapon created to kill the devil in Devil’s Six Gun. Journey with All-Star Western’s creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, and Shinku’s Lee Moder on a young Shamaness’ quest for vengeance in Massacre at Redwing. Duck low for Witchblade’s Ron Marz and Superman / Wonder Woman’s Bart Sears as they tell of a heroic ranger who sets out to kill a whole town in Death Was Silent. Then dive into Desperados’ Jeff Mariotte and Golly’s Brook Turner’s love tale drowned in horror in Black Water.

But that ain’t all! For the first time in the comic market, this volume contains two brand new short stories penned by Deadlands creator Shane Hensley and Brand Manager Matt Cutter, who show us What a Man’s Gotta Do and how to be Vengeful. And for the first time ANYWHERE, get an exclusive sneak peek at the first, original Deadlands novel, Ghostwalkers by New York Times’ best-selling author Jonathan Maberry, to be published by Tor Books in Fall of 2015! This amazing new adventure launches the new Tor novel line for Deadlands scheduled with releases into 2017!

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