Collects Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars: Weird Worlds 1-7, Tarzan 207-209

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Sal Amendola, Murphy Anderson, Gray Morrow, Joe Orlando

Most of the stories here are adapted from Princess of Mars and Gods of Mars. They’ve been shortened and the ending of Princess of Mars was skipped in order to take John and Tars Tarkas straight into the Valley Dor. There’s about one issue worth of original stories. The original issues came out in 1972 and 1973.

I was at first disappointed by how little original stuff was in them but on the whole, the stories are well adapted for a comic form. They do downplay the relationship between John and Dejah to instant love, which is wasn’t (quite) in the book.

In the end, I liked the collection but probably won’t be reading it again.

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