One of the oldest and most iconic couples in genre fiction are set to reunite this July as Dynamite Entertainment launches the new series Dejah Thoris vs. John Carter of Mars from writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and artist Alessandro Miracolo (Red Sonja).
Barsoom has been in crisis, wracked by freak weather seemingly signifying a coming ice age. Matching turbulence has cropped up as conflict between the planet’s many tribes and nations. The Earth-born hero of John Carter was missing. With Dejah Thoris and the help of her allies, stability has been established (for now) and John has been found, only for the true foes to take center stage in this new story.
The Longborn, ancient “space gods” of immense and mysterious power wildly outmatch the citizens of Barsoom. They may even be the original architects of all life in the Solar System, shaping the red planet in their image. Back to reclaim their creations to wipe the slate clean and start over, it is up to Dejah, John, and their allies to take on their biggest threat yet.
“Now that John Carter has returned, is he still the legendary hero they all respect?,” said writer Dan Abnett. “And are he and his beloved Dejah still working to the same ends? It’s a tale of swords, sorcery, space gods and true love, an interplanetary romance in the true sense of both those words.”
“This is a big responsibility,” said artist Alessandro Miracolo. “These characters have previously been portrayed by great artists like Frank Frazzeta, Boris Vallejo, and my friend Pasquale Qualano. But more then anyone else, I was able to recover some of my father’s drawings from when he enjoyed to paint the old stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs. See You soon on Barsoom, folks!”
In addition to the Lucio Parrillo cover above, Dejah Thoris vs. John Carter of Mars #1 will be available with variants from Joseph Michael Linsner, Miracolo, and a photo cover featuring cosplayer Rachel Hollon aka FacesByRachie.
Dejah Thoris vs. John Carter of Mars #1 will go on sale in July.