Warlord of Mars Attacks #3 Review

Title: Warlord of Mars Attacks #3
Publisher: Dynamite
Words: Jeff Parker
Art: Dean Kotz
Colors: Omi Remalante
Published: August 21, 2019

Publisher’s Summary: “Warlord Of Earth” As the Martians use their monster crab machines to destroy society as we know it, John must scour the deepest recesses of his mind, and find the memory of Barsoom (aka Mars!) that will unlock the secret to getting these damn lil’ green dudes off our planet! By JEFF PARKER (Aquaman, Future Quest) and DEAN KOTZ (Dungeons & Dragons)!

Previous Reviews: Warlord of Mars Attacks #2; Warlord of Mars Attacks #1


Review

Now that John Carter, Civil War veteran, husband of Princess Deja Thoris, and the Moonheads’ greatest enemy is awake, Earth may finally have a chance to survive. His strange collection of allies (one of whom is a descendant of his original chronicler) have cobbled together a wild plan that involves quantum entanglement, a stolen Martian spaceship and those curious mists that fill the strange and secret cave in Arizona.

I probably have said this before, but Warlord of Mars Attacks is so much better than it has any right to be; the fact that a century old story about a space borne swashbuckler can be combined with characters that were originally designed for bubble gum cards to produce any kind of coherent story is admirable for merely existing. The fact that Jeff Parker also manages to not only produce such a feat, but make it a thrilling, interesting and successful homage to both of those beloved and legendary properties is astonishing.

The Bottom Line

Warlord of Mars Attacks succeeds on a level I never thought possible. John Carter is alive, vibrant and relevant like never before and the Moonheads are as outrageous as ever. It shouldn’t work, but it does, quite well, in fact.

The Bottom Line
Warlord of Mars Attacks succeeds on a level I never thought possible. John Carter is alive, vibrant and relevant like never before and the Moonheads are as outrageous as ever. It shouldn’t work, but it does, quite well, in fact.
Yes!
The Space Princess and Her Bikini Make an Appearance.
No...
8.5
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While wearing flannel shirts that are older than his editor, Dave works as the Associate Editor at the Brazen Bull where he often says things like: "Don't talk to me about David Lynch until you've seen Eraserhead."

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