It’s a crossover/mash-up that someone should have put together years ago, it’s so obvious. WARLORD OF MARS meets MARS ATTACKS? Of course it’s going to be called WARLORD OF MARS ATTACKS!
And, as I like a bit of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Martian Warlord (more so than those chattering, big brained guys) I’m tempted to pick this up in a couple of months.
Back on my old blog, I ran a series of related posts on Mondays and I’ve been wanting to do something along those lines here.
So, and I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis, I’ve mashed up a few comic covers.
Each week I randomly generate two years and two months and then compare the titles I own from both those dates, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.
Okay, I will hold my hand up – the Super-Team Family blog influence is now in full effect.
The last mash-ups I’ve done have all taken one or more characters and inserted them into the cover of another series; it took me nine attempts to work out that Ross over at Super-Team Family is actually creating his own covers by combining the characters into something new, not an existing cover. I hope he and any of his readers that happen to see this and the following mash-ups as respectful homages.
Who would you rather see as the new Green Lantern? Hal Jordan or John Carter? Hell, why not Carol Ferris or Dejah Thoris?
I mentioned before about a new Dejah Thoris title coming from Dynamite and in this interview with Gail Simone we get confirmation that it’s landing in February and also a little more information about it:
We gave Dejah a whole new story here. It’s in continuity, she’s not a different character, but she’s forced to put away everything and everyone she knows, and go live incognito as an entry-level soldier in the middle of nowhere. Of all the story directions, this is the one I think could be a real game-changer for the character. What happens when a princess who has everything, has to leave it all behind, even her name, in shame? To go fight a border war in a desolate land?
The fact that it’s “in continuity” is interesting and leads me to wonder what effect that will have on the John Carter: Warlord of Mars series that I’m also reading – is that story going to reflect Dejah’s apparent disappearance from Helium and if so, how’s that going to affect Carter?
Interesting times ahead, I think.