Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pellucidar Returns Fans To A Fantastically Weird World Within Our Own
One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ greatest fictional realms is set to make its comic book return in a way that is sure to thrill fans of the fantasy author’s classic works! Pellucidar returns to comics this summer with a new chapter to this timeless classic that explores the idea of a world buried deep within our own. Sometimes the greatest mysteries are the ones within!
Under special license from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the denizens of Pellucidar, the danger-filled world at the Earth’s core, will find their new home at American Mythology Productions in 2017. The all-new adventures will be written by AM’s “The Land That Time Forgot” author Mike Wolfer, and readers will first be introduced to Pellucidar in the pages of the next “TLTTF” mini-series, “Terror from the Earth’s Core,” a special cross-over event that pits the two legendary worlds head-to-head in one incredible, science fiction action/adventure.
In the crossover series, Bowen Tyler, Lys La Rue, Baron Friedrich von Schoenvorts, and Abby Tyler and her crew of explorers will find their survival in prehistoric Caspak challenged when the telepathic, prehistoric Mahars emerge from the center of the Earth through an ancient lava tube, bent on subjugating the island continent. The overthrown, former rulers of Pellucidar will stop at nothing to acquire a new kingdom to enslave, but savage Caspak will not go down without a fight.
In the announcement’s release, Wolfer said:
In the current comic book market, we’re seeing a huge number of crossovers of different licensed properties, but I don’t think any two worlds were meant to co-exist more than Caspak and Pellucidar, which were both created by Burroughs.
I’ve had immense fun writing ‘TLTTF,’ and creating a true sequel to the classic series that injects modern characters into the mix,” Wolfer said. “In the previous mini-series (‘Prisoners of Caspak’), we found that there’s a ‘time bubble’ around the island, which allows it to remain hidden, and those who pass through the veil also traverse time. In this way, we have several new characters from the 21st century who now co-exist with the 1916 cast, and in the upcoming crossover, all of them will have to fight for their lives, not only against Caspak itself, but against the hideous threat of the Mahars.
I’m also a real fan of teasers, so we’re going to see the first hint of the coming crossover in ‘The Land That Time Forgot Annual,’ which is a solo story featuring the prehistoric heroine, See-Ta.
On sale this spring, the “Annual” is a double-sized, one-shot tale written and illustrated by Wolfer, with colors by Ceci de la Cruz. This will be followed by the first issue of The Land That Time Forgot: Terror from the Earth’s Core in May, after which the first “Pellucidar” mini-series will premiere in late 2017.