By Mark Frauenfelder at 12:21 pm Mon, Dec 17, 2012
Joe Jusko's painting for the cover of Warlord of Mars #28 is a visual treat!
Certain stylistic touches of this put me in mind of Jim Woodring.
Is it the saddle-like device or the repeat-and-graduate style flailing limbs?
I was always a fan of Michael Whelan’s depictions of Mars. He’s influenced a lot of artists since then.
I think we have a candidate for the next Scalzi-Hines pose-off…
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.
I thought the movie was quite good, actually.
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.
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.
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”
Why is John Carter wearing hanes? Otherwise wonderful.
Joe Jusko /always/ did the best covers for Savage Sword of Conan. I could spot ’em a mile away. Well, from the door at least.
A lot of them do have the Hawkeye Initiative problem, but… that’s Conan.
MEAN MONKEY MONDAY!!!
My personal choice for best Conan cover illustrator was Earl Norem, by far.
WHO DARES INTERRUPT MY BACK MASSAGE!?!
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.
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.
Like all Martians she was protected from her fall by her microscopic bikini and crazy jewelry.
I wonder how long it’ll take a somebody to redo all of those great old sword & sorcery covers with a terribly drawn Hawkeye.
I’m worried for Cher’s safety in this photo…
John Carter looks like he’s got things in hand, but it seems that Hawkeye might be in trouble there.
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.”
Kinda looks like he dropped a load in his shorts, space lions will do that to you though….
The (cool) painting is unnecessarily confusing with the horse-creature’s lower legs the exact same color as the lion-creature.
I was going to raise that same critique.
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?
That lion needs more legs.
Needs MORE jewel encrusted armor!
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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