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New Variant Printing. Highly Recommended. By Edgar Rice Burroughs. Illustrated by Michael Kaluta. This book has been a sleeper from the very beginning. Once seen, fans embrace it since it’s a superbly illustrated, deluxe edition version of one of ERB’s finest stories, profusely illustrated from front to back cover. This new printing drops the problematic pebbled binding and instead offers a very cool, rust-colored marbled binding, with silver titles and rules and a die-cut full color plate embossed into the cover, and another on the back cover. IDW, 2015.

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This book has been a sleeper from the very beginning. Once seen, fans embrace it since it’s a superbly illustrated, deluxe edition version of one of ERB’s finest stories, profusely illustrated from front to back cover. This new printing drops the problematic pebbled binding and instead offers a very cool, rust-colored marbled binding, with silver titles and rules and a die-cut full color plate embossed into the cover, and another on the back cover.

A very handsome and impressive edition of ERB’s first John Carter of Mars novel, wonderfully illustrated by one of comic’s finest artists! Michael Kaluta provides all the new art here: full page color plates, chapter headings, cover art and endpapers. This is one of the most impressive editions we’ve seen of an original ERB novel.

It’s a pleasure to hold this in your hands, and reading it will be a thrill, as you turn the pages and discover all-new Kaluta artwork illustrating this classic. ERB went on to write eleven Mars novels, his longest series after the Tarzan novels. But this is the very first, with John Carter’s first trip to the red planet, his first meeting with Dejah Thoris and Tars Tarkas, his first adventures as a swordsman of Mars.

It is obvious that Kaluta has been a fan since a teen-ager…some of his earliest artwork featured Dejah Thoris and John Carter of Mars. And he’s done many comics for DC and for Marvel on ERB and Mars themes. This is clearly a labor of love for him, a chance to present his vision of ERB’s Mars alongside ERB’s original text.

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