(November 1952)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Edgar Rice Burroughs' JOHN CARTER OF MARS, No. 437." Code number is J.C.O.S. #437-5211. Copyright 1952 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Second of three John Carter Four Colors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

John Carter of Mars / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Carter; Xodar
Reprints:
Keywords:
Barsoom

Introducing... (Table of Contents)

John Carter of Mars / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Carter; Dejah Thoris; Phaidor; Xodar; Issus (villainess)
Synopsis:
Introduction of the characters and creatures of the story.
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Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers; black and white. Illustrations with hand-lettered text.

The Black Pirates of Omean (Table of Contents)

John Carter of Mars / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Carter; Tars Tarkas; Xodar; Phaidor; Issus (villainess); Dejah Thoris; Thuvia
Synopsis:
After ten years away from Mars, John Carter is finally able to return and finds himself in the Valley Dor, where every Martian comes at the end of life. When savage plant men attack three Tharks. John is able to save one, who coincidently is an old friend, Tars Tarkas. John and Tars escape the plant men through a passage that leads them into the city of the Therns. There they rescue a slave girl, Thuvia, and learn the Therns are being raided by the Black Pirates of Omean, who have captured Dejah Thoris, John's wife on Barsoom. John takes over a pirate cruiser where Phaidor, the princess of Thern is held. After John defeats the pirate captain Xodar, the three go to the Temple of Issus deep under the South Pole of Mars. There John rescues Dejah Thoris and Thuvia, causes the death of the evil goddess Issus, and helps start a slave revolt in Omean. Xodar takes control of the rebellion while John and his friends (including Tars Tarkas) escape to the surface.
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Indexer Notes

The first two-thirds of the story is a fairly-faithful adaptation of the 1913 John Carter story "The Gods of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The final third of the story condenses and changes some plot points in order for the story to end happily. In the original there is a cliff-hanger which is followed up in the next story "The Warlord of Mars".

[John Carter and Dejah Thoris] (Table of Contents)

John Carter of Mars / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jesse Marsh
Inks:
Jesse Marsh
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Carter; Dejah Thoris
Synopsis:
Full-length illustration of John Carter and Dejah Thoris.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    John Carter of Mars
  2. 1. Introducing...
    John Carter of Mars
  3. 2. The Black Pirates of Omean
    John Carter of Mars
  4. 3. [John Carter and Dejah Thoris]
    John Carter of Mars
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