Painting for cover of Warlord of Mars #28

Joe Jusko's painting for the cover of Warlord of Mars #28 is a visual treat!


  1. Am I the only one here who LIKED the movie? It combined parts of the first few books, but I thought it was done very well. Too bad the huge flop at the box office means a sequel is out of the question.

    1. Nobody really had a problem with the movie.  The studio just utterly fucked up the marketing by doing things like sequentially removing all the words in the original title because one of them would alienate male viewers and the other would alienate female viewers.

    2. Nope.  It delivered exactly what it aimed to do and what was expected.    I liked it, I’ll probably rewatch unlike, for example, the modern Star Wars movies.

  2. it’s impressive indeed.  moronic-fan-boy-question:  i don’t see how the woman ends up in that posture if she started out in that saddle prior to the attack of the octolion.  possibilities: (a) it’s mars, so the physics are other-worldly (2) she -wasn’t- facing forward nudge-nudge (iii) “A wizard did it”

  3. One the nicest Juskos I ve ever seen.  Totally in the right spirit of Barsoom.   Think I m seeing some Frazetta influence on that Banth. The old Marvel Warlord of Mars comic has some nice inking by Rudy Nebres, kind of a similar four fisted colour sensibility.

  4. IF you can get them. Jusko covers are usually the first to go at the comic shop. This series is on my pull list, but I always get the shitty cheesecake covers by Ale Garza.

  5. John Carter looks like he’s got things in hand, but it seems that Hawkeye might be in trouble there. 

  6. It might be a treat, but surely the description is two cat treats. Three if you imagine it spoken in the voice of Christopher Walken.

    “There’s a blue turtle dragon with four eyes on his back, and he’s got six hooves, like on horses. There’s also a big lion with eight legs on top of the turtle dragon. He’s like a stretch-limo lion. He’s only got two eyes. Maybe the turtle dragon also has only two eyes, but they’re both on the side of his face, like you get with those funny flat fish — flounders, I think. Anyway, he’s roaring or maybe yelling at a guy who’s trying to kick him. Or maybe the guy’s just falling and his leg is out there, and the lion is like, ‘Hey, watch it.’ There’s also a girl falling, or maybe doing a gymnastics routine. I don’t really know what’s going on here.”

  7. The (cool) painting is unnecessarily confusing with the horse-creature’s lower legs the exact same color as the lion-creature.

    1. Well, he’s not responsibly for the color scheme of Barsoomian animals, is he?

      The blue-legged variety died out years before Mr Carter arrived on Mars, so what was Mr Jusko suposed to do? 

  8. I’m always suspicious that something like this is going on RIGHT BEHIND the Mars rover when it’s sending back photos.

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