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John Carter of Mars: The Jesse Marsh Years Hardcover – May 18, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
I hope that this volume might entice today's readers to examine the original books. Their language is a little wordy and old-fashioned in style, but the action... with most chapters ending in a cliff-hanger that seems to doom the hero (until the opening of the next chapter) encourages a "can't put the book down" experience.
The modern reader should remember that there is a reason that these Burroughs creations are still on the shelves today. Those who have only seen the Tarzan movies, for example, have no idea what they are missing!
We were picking up my (loathed, but a
great Old Country Hungarian cook) grandmother
for a Christmas visit, at Kansas City's Union Station.
I can still remember those palatial
soaring halls filled with people rushing to
and fro; the speaker's voice magnified by the ceiling
filling space with echoes of train arrivals.
Bored, I slipped away to a newstand -
I remember it being a small, diner-sized
structure located in the middle of this cavernous space.
I went in - and my nine-year old self was frozen by
a circle rack of new comic books!
I was drawn forward by a brightly colored cover for
Jesse Marsh's first Dell issue of JOHN CARTER OF MARS.
Heck! This was for me! I was already ensorcelled
by those JETS, ROCKETS AND SPACEMEN space cards, by
Mac Raboy's sleek FLASH GORDON Sunday pages, by Tom
Corbett's televised Space Academy.
Well, not knowing the Burroughs' story of this astral
traveler yet - that would come with my discovery of THE LAND THAT TIME
FORGOT a year or so later - nevertheless I enjoyed
the book and somehow picked up its two sequels.
I never was impressed by Marsh until his 1954 Sunday page
adaptation of Disney's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA -
plus I never really cared for his TARZAN.
Nevertheless, over the years I never forgot these comics.
They are a fair version of ERB's first three Mars thrillers,
suited perfectly to Marsh's deceptively simple style.
I'm happy Dark Horse has
chosen to include them in their Burroughs push.
There is a brief but fun intro by Mario Hernandez, who informs
us that Marsh, after picking up his art check, would go off
on a two week toot before, sober, returning for more Tarzan
Nice package, well worth the price I paid.
Worth looking up, if only as a dusty relic of comic