Sunday, November 1, 2015

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #12 - A Review

John Carter and Dejah Thoris have jumped from the frying pan and into the fire! The tomb raiders who held them hostage inadvertently awoke the last of The Orovar - the ancient race who ruled Mars centuries earlier. But now he intends to awaken the rest of his people and conquer all of Barsoom!

This issue, while enjoyable, is perhaps the most weakly written script Marz and Edginton have composed to date. While the story is well written and we do learn a far bit about the past of Mars, the sad truth is that John and Dejah are more passive figures in this story than usual and their actions do nothing to stop the villain. Still, we do get several good character moments along the way.

The artwork remains top-notch throughout. Ariel Medel is a true talent and this issue boasts some of the best work on the series to date. The colors by Nanjan Jamberi are applied with equal skill.

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