Tuesday, August 2, 2016

John Carter Warlord of Mars #18 - Frank Miller art & cover

Frank Miller
John Carter Warlord of Mars v1 #18, 1978 - By the late 1970s, Marvel had acquired the rights to both of Edgar Rice Burroughs' most popular characters. Although not as famous as Tarzan, John Carter Warlord of Mars had a loyal and respectable following. This is Frank Miller's first effort for Marvel, just prior to his astonishing run on Daredevil. It stylistically parallels some of those early issues, before his work began to mature. His page layouts are inconsistent, but several individual panels hint at his potential. The use of dark foreground objects to enhance depth and strategic placement of shadows are devices he would use to great effect on later works. On GCD, John Byrne is credited as cover artist, but it looks more like Miller buried under Rudy Nebres' inks. I'd welcome other opinions. This is number 1 of 3 John Carter Warlord of Mars issues with Miller art and/or covers.
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Miller cover pencils (Rudy Nebres inks) = **
"Meanwhile Back in Helium" Miller story pencils (Bob McCleod inks) 17 pages = ***

Frank Miller
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