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TARZAN AND THE MARTIAN LEGION

TARZAN AND THE MARTIAN LEGION

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In Quest of Zonthron. Our Highest Recommendation. By Jake Saunders. Art by Tom Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman and Craig Mullins. As befits the ambitious scope of the story, the artistic presentation is unparalleled. One-hundred-thirty new illustrations were commissioned for this opus, with contributions by Thomas Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, on archival, acid-free paper, bound in leather (banth and thoat) in one giant volume.

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As befits the ambitious scope of the story, the artistic presentation is unparalleled. One-hundred-thirty new illustrations were commissioned for this opus, with contributions by Thomas Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, on archival, acid-free paper, bound in leather (banth and thoat) in one giant volume.

Published late in 2014, until now this was only available from the publisher. We are pleased to be the exclusive second source for the amazing project, which was co-published with the well-respected Russ Cochran.

In 1913, Edgar Rice Burroughs contemplated penning a crossover tale uniting his two greatest creations, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. He ultimately gave the idea up as unworkable, concerned that he couldn't do justice to both heroes in one novel.

In an alternate universe, Burroughs not only wrote that tale, he lived it--and presented the manuscript to author Jake "Buddy" Saunders' grandfather. Decades later, Saunders has chosen to share it with the world.

Martian Legion delivers on all counts. It's a story too big to be contained in one pulp hero franchise, one world, one age, or one universe.

A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.

The novel solves many of the conundrums and undeveloped strands in the Burroughs universe, while setting the stage for sequels--perhaps a trilogy taking us to Venus and Beyond the Farthest Star is in order?

Featuring 130 illustrations including:

•106 spot illustrations

•21 full page paintings and color illustrations

•3 double-page paintings and color illustrations

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Additional Information

Item Code MARTLH
Publisher Russ Cochran
Publish Date 2014
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 11x12
# Pages 424pg
Color Text/Partial Color
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Big ideas deserve a big stage, and Martian Legion delivers on all counts.
In 1913, Edgar Rice Burroughs contemplated penning a crossover tale uniting his two greatest creations, Tarzan and John Carter of Mars. He ultimately gave the idea up as unworkable, concerned that he couldn’t do justice to both heroes in one novel. In an alternate universe, Burroughs not only wrote that tale, he lived it—and presented the manuscript to author Jake "Buddy" Saunders' grandfather. Decades later, Saunders has chosen to share it with the world.

Big ideas deserve a big stage, and Martian Legion delivers on all counts. It’s a story too big to be contained in one pulp hero franchise, one world, one age, or one universe. A pantheon of heroes, including Tarzan, John Carter, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Carson Napier, Alley Oop and more gather to combat a foe across planets, dimensions, and time. The epic account unspools across a quarter of a million words, and takes readers not only to Africa and Barsoom, but to new worlds, with new heroes in the grandest Burroughsian tradition.

The novel solves many of the conundrums and undeveloped strands in the Burroughs universe, while setting the stage for sequels—perhaps a trilogy taking us to Venus and Beyond the Farthest Star is in order? As befits the ambitious scope of the story, the artistic presentation is unparalleled. One-hundred-thirty new illustrations were commissioned for this opus, with contributions by Thomas Grindberg, Michael C. Hoffman, and Craig Mullins, on archival, acid-free paper, bound in leather (banth and thoat) in one giant volume.

Readers of Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration know I'm a fan of grand presentations, and this book is a spectacular showcase of story and art. Whether you are a collector of fine books, or simply someone who loves a tale well told, The Martian Legion: In Quest of Xonthron is a must-have for pulp enthusiasts.
Review by Scott Tracy Griffin author of Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration / (Posted on 4/19/2017)

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