Publisher’s Summary: “The Lost Hero” – John Carter is back on Earth! Unfortunately, there’s also a seemingly-unlimited army of lil’ green dudes here, hellbent on killing every woman/man/dog/llama/vegetable in sight. Can our intrepid sci-fi hero get his head wrapped around the madness and strike back, or has he arrived just in time to see his homeworld’s destruction? By JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Future Quest) and DEAN KOTZ (Dungeons & Dragons)!
Previous Reviews: Warlord of Mars Attacks #1
The Martians made quick work of Barsoom, but John Carter Managed to escape. Fortunately there is someone on Earth who know who he is and what he can do. Meanwhile the evils and ray gun happy Martians continue to destroy everything and kill everyone withal kinds of new weapons.
Jeff Parker has done an amazing job uniting two pulpy but extremely different stories about Mars, and then did the near impossible by bringing it into the twenty-first century with a fair amount of smoothness. He brings a suitable amount of rampant destruction, just enough swashbucklery and laugh out loud humor (especially with the various examples of human specimens).
Dean Kotz’s art is also a great blend of absurd and horrific to the point of considering looking away, but knowing that it more satisfying to drink it all in. And ultimately it will be the hero from beyond space and time that will save the day, hopefully, if he wakes up.
The Bottom Line
Warlord of Mars Attacks has it all (almost). The pomposity of John Carter. The unrelenting destruction of the Martians. All the elements (except for scantily clad space princesses) are here in a funny and horrifying mash up that has to be seen to be believed.