Indie Creators Take on Marvel's JOHN CARTER: GODS OF MARS

Humphries & Perez on GODS OF MARS


Two creators building steady buzz on the independent scene are teaming up at Marvel for John Carter: The Gods Of Mars, the publisher's latest collaborative project with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate.

Sam Humphries, writer of the self-published comics Our Love is Real and Sacrifice (first issue released this week), is on board with artist Ramón Pérez, the illustrator of Archaia's hardcover graphic novel Jim Henson's Tale of Sand (also released this week). The cover to #1 is by Julian Totino Tedesco.

The series, based on the 1918 Burroughs novel, is slated for five issues and is scheduled to debut in March, the same month John Carter, a live-action feature film from Marvel parent company Disney, is scheduled for release. Currently, Marvel has two John Carter miniseries running; John Carter: World of Mars and John Carter: A Princess of Mars.

"From Landridge and Andrade to Edgar Rice Burroughs himself, there's an impressive foundation of awesome John Carter stories to build on," Humphries said in Marvel's press release. "Combined with Marvel having the most exciting comics going on right now, and most talented editors in the industry — I can't wait to get myself to Mars."

This marks Humphries' Marvel writing debut, though Pérez has worked with the company before on books like Captain America & The First Thirteen and Deadpool Team-Up.

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