Preorder Now—John Carter of Mars®: Gods of the Forgotten
by Geary Gravel

Cover Art by Chris Peuler

Exclusive Trading Card Offer
Only with Preorder from ERB, Inc.

Tarzana, California (June 22, 2021) –The groundbreaking Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe series continues with John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten by Geary Gravel—the third novel in the Swords of Eternity super-arc, a cycle of all-new canonical novels expanding Edgar Rice Burroughs’ worlds of wonder and adventure! Preorders of the book are now available directly from ERB, Inc. Softcover and hardcover editions, as well as a limited Collector’s Edition with a signed bookplate, will be available in a simultaneous release. The novel is expected to ship to customers Late Summer 2021.

Bonus Trading Card—While Supplies Last!

All preorders of John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten placed directly from ERB, Inc.’s online store will come with an exclusive collectible ERB Universe Tara, Princess of Gathol trading card. Collect all of the trading cards by preordering each ERB Universe novel directly from ERBurroughs.com!

 

Hardcover Limited Collector’s Edition

The hardcover Collector’s Edition features a special ERB Universe bookplate signed by authors Geary Gravel and Ann Tonsor Zeddies, and includes a second exclusive ERB Universe trading card featuring John Carter of Mars (in addition to the Tara, Princess of Helium trading card). The Collector’s Edition is limited to only 200 copies.

 

John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten

News of the passing of a dear friend spurs John Carter, Warlord of Mars, to investigate a series of perplexing mysteries in the forbidding icy northern reaches of Barsoom. The enigmas only deepen as he embarks upon a journey to the far-flung treasure city of Gathol with his spirited daughter Tara and an unexpected stowaway. Ensnared in an insidious conspiracy that reaches from his early years on the Red Planet back into the dim recesses of the ancient past, John Carter and his trusted longsword are now all that stand in the way of a dread menace that threatens the existence of all life on Barsoom.

Bonus Novelette: “Victory Harben: Stormwinds of Va-nah”
by Ann Tonsor Zeddies

Continuing her wayward journey upon the currents of spacetime, Victory Harben arrives in the strange hollow interior world of Va-nah from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic The Moon Maid. Thrust into an uneasy alliance with a renegade Va-gas warrior and her young son, Victory must turn all her wits and skills toward survival—for she and her companions have been marked for death by the brutal the Kalkar soldiers under the reign of the vile tyrant Orthis.

About the Authors

Geary Gravel is the author of the Philip K. Dick Award finalist The Alchemists, as well as the novels The Pathfinders, A Key for the Nonesuch, and Return of the Breakneck Boys. He has also written several novelizations, including Hook, based on the Steven Spielberg film, and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, based on the animated movie. He lives in western Massachusetts, where he worked for decades as a Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf.

Ann Tonsor Zeddies first encountered the ERB Universe as a child, when an old professor who lived down the street allowed her to choose a volume from his shelves. She chose Tarzan of the Apes. Later, she read the adventures of John Carter aloud to her young son. She is the author of six science fiction novels, two of which were Philip K. Dick Award nominees. Her short fiction includes stories in The Ultimate Silver Surfer and Magic in the Mirrorstone. She lives in Michigan with her husband, near the shores of an inland sea.

About the Cover Artist

Chris Peuler is a genre illustrator based in Chicago, working primarily in fantasy and science fiction. A traditionally trained digital painter, Chris has created vivid imagery for various gaming and book publications. He has previously provided the cover art for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.’s editions of Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds by Matt Betts, Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar by Win Scott Eckert, Swords Against the Moon Men by Christopher Paul Carey, and A Soldier of Poloda: Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star by Lee Strong.

Enter the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe and join the adventure—order your copy of John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten today!

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Historic Sci-fi Legend to make Gaming Debut in John Carter®: Warlord of Mars®

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Classic Character Brought to Life in a Kickstarter campaign starting April 19

Tarzana, California (March 29, 2021) – Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., today announced that its team is working with FNCPR to develop and publish the video game entitled John Carter: Warlord of Mars.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., manages and licenses the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs—including Tarzan of the Apes® and John Carter of Mars®. FNCPR Ltd. has acquired the license to develop and publish the John Carter: Warlord of Mars game.

Through this cooperation, the grandfather of science fiction meets state-of-the-art gaming technology in an all-action, first-person adventure video game, bringing the world’s oldest interplanetary warrior to life across PC and Console platforms.

John Carter is the planet-hopping hero that was conceived over 100 years ago by genre-defining writer, Burroughs. As well as being the central character in 11 novels since 1912, he has featured in various comic book incarnations, tabletop games and a feature film, spanning several decades. Carter’s adventures have left a lasting cultural legacy, inspiring writers and scientists like Ray Bradbury, Jerry Siegal, and Carl Sagan. He also profoundly influenced series like Flash Gordon and blockbusters like George Lucas’ Star Wars and James Cameron’s Avatar. Gamers now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Burroughs’ epic fantasy world.

The creative work on the game is well underway, and Tanglewood Games has been appointed by FNCPR as the lead developer for the project.

The voice cast includes two BAFTA winners. David Elliott takes the lead role of Carter, Brian Bovell as Tars Tarkas, and Kezia Burrows playing the Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris.

Starting in 1945 at the end of WWII, the gameplay will centre on the soldier John Carter, working on a mission to find Hitler’s secret projects general, Hans Kammler. Kammler is experimenting with a new technology that ultimately transports John Carter to Mars, known to its inhabitants as “Barsoom.”

This echoes the dimension-shifting narrative of the original novels and comics, in which the American Civil War veteran dramatically found himself transcending worlds and fighting for the inhabitants of Mars.

James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. said:
“One might wonder what Mr. Burroughs, over a century after he first inked the names John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and Tars Tarkas to the page, would have thought to see his characters spring to life in a video game—what in his day would have itself been considered the stuff of science fiction.

“I’d like to think he would be pleased not only to see fans of John Carter play the game and step into his wondrous world of Barsoom, but also to at last set foot on the dying planet himself, with sword in hand, and have the visceral experience of being able to play one of his own heroes in the game. Doubtless he would have been thrilled to see his immortal swordsman and the rich setting of Barsoom come alive in the John Carter: Warlord of Mars video game, exposing his creations to a whole new generation of fans.”

Frazer Nash, from FNCPR, who are publishing the game, said:
“In many ways, John Carter is the original fantasy action hero, thrilling readers and fans well before the likes of Flash Gordon, Superman and Luke Skywalker. Most superheroes have already made their transition into the gaming world; it is high time that John Carter makes his debut.

“The action follows Carter as he meets the weird and wonderful natives of Barsoom, acclimatising himself to Martian gravity, the local customs and Martian languages. His mission includes meeting the mighty Thark warrior, Tars Tarkas, fighting with giant ape-like monsters, and falling in love with the beautiful Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris. It’s over a century since these characters were created, and we’re excited to find a new way of bringing them to life.”

With initial work on the game well underway, the next step in the process will be launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding initiative to fund the next stage of development. This will be launched on April 19, 2021. To find out more, sign up today http://jcwom.com/

With a deep and epic back catalog of material to draw on, the longer-term character and game development options are boundless.

Find out more at http://jcwom.com/

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About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

From its Tarzana, California headquarters, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, administers the intellectual property of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and enduring writers. Mr. Burroughs’ 80+ novels and 40+ short stories have been adapted into 61 feature films and 249 television episodes, and are featured in comic books, video games, apparel, and other merchandise. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio publishing, and theatrical stage productions. The company, which licenses the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs’ fictional heroes, including Tarzan of the Apes®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson Napier™ of Venus, and many more, is owned by his heirs and operates from offices the author built in 1927 on the site of his former Tarzana ranch in the San Fernando Valley.

About FNCPR

27+ years involved in all aspects of video gaming and its growth. The company has worked on some of the biggest games in the industry: World of Tanks, World of Warships, Medieval Dynasty, Skyforge, Armored Warfare, Warface, Conqueror Blade, Blizzard (Diablo II, Warcraft III, and Starcraft Ghosts), Sierra (Homeworld and Homeworld II, Halflife and Halflife II), Fox (No One Lives Forever II, Simpsons, and Buffy), Black Label (Lord of the Rings and The Thing), and NDA (Die Hard Vendetta and Judge Dredd v. Death).

About Tanglewood Games

Tanglewood Games is a specialist UE Development studio with a dedicated team of Unreal experts and veterans of some of the biggest Unreal Engine titles to date, including Fortnite, Sea of Thieves, Paragon, and Fractured Veil.

About the Cast

DAVID ELLIOT

Born on July 27, 1981, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in the film Kajaki, beating Robert Carlyle and David Tennant to the prize.

David started his acting career on stage, going on to tour all over the UK with multi-award-winning shows such as Decky Does a Bronco and Hangover, which he also wrote and directed to rave reviews. The Scotsman wrote, “Elliot has produced a breathtakingly realistic and resonant piece of writing… calls to mind a sort of sub-Irvine Welshian dialogue, but slowly it becomes apparent that the writing is more considered than that… surely destined for even greater things in the future.”

His breakthrough leading role was in the war film Kajaki (Kilo Two Bravo), which led to him winning a BAFTA award for his role as real-life war hero Cpl Mark Wright.

Other leading man roles include Jackie van Beek’s New Zealand-based relationship drama The Inland Road, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.

He is most recently known as Jonesy in Sky One’s number one hit show Bulletproof. Alongside acting David also continues to write and direct.

KEZIA BURROWS

Kezia trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, is a BAFTA member and an Open Door People buddy.

She has recently been nominated for Best Lead Actress in the feature film Nobody Girl at the North Europe International Film Festival: London Edition, and seen with Tony Jordan as a lead in his BBC TV series Crash.

Kezia has done some great work in games, and the computer game Observation, where Kezia voices lead Dr. Emma Fisher, won BAFTA’s Best British Game 2020 and BAFTA Scotland’s Best Game.

She also performed in the all-star cast video game Squadron 42 / Star Citizen, including Gary Oldman and Mark Hamill.

BRIAN BOVELL

Born in October 1959, Brian is a veteran of stage and screen.

Whether you know him as The Bill’s DC Rob Thatcher or Jez in the popular comedy Gimme Gimme Gimme, you will have seen and heard him on TV for the past 40 years!

Brian’s big-screen credits include Jamie Johnson, Babylon, Love Actually, Strike, and the critically acclaimed Secrets and Lies.

© Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Warlord of Mars®, Princess of Mars®, The Gods of Mars©, Dejah Thoris®, Tars Tarkas™, Woola™, Barsoom®, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Associated logos, characters, names, and the distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Used by Permission. Everything else is ©FNCPR or respective rights holder 2021.

 

 

 

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JOHN CARTER OF MARS® – LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVERS

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic John Carter of Mars is now available in two high-quality limited collectible editions from ERB Books!

ERB’s 11th and final volume in the Barsoom series is for the first time published by ERB Inc. and G&D in a Signed and Numbered Set (# 1–348) – with different dust jackets, bindings (red & blue), and front/end matter, plus individual custom slipcases, a new Foreword by Kevin J. Anderson, and an updated Introduction by Richard Lupoff.

The G&D edition of John Carter of Mars is the 50th authorized ERB title reprinted by G&D since they published their first title, A Princess of Mars, 100 years ago.
The Fourth Title in the EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS Limited Edition Collection: JOHN CARTER OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs Signed/Numbered Set (#1-348) – Two books in dust jackets and custom slipcase with bonus medallion – $199.99 + $6 shipping.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs
Limited Edition Collection

ERB Books is committed to producing the ultimate Edgar Rice Burroughs books ever published—the highest quality and most prolifically illustrated and attractively designed ERB books available. Extras include:
  • an antique silver finish medallion edge-etched with the number matching your books
  • (2) two-sided laser cut bookmarks
  • 80# archival paper, fold-out color plates, two-sided laminated dust jacket, and original commissioned artwork make these volumes unique treasures.
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Carson of Venus®/John Carter of Mars® Crossover Event

The Edgar Rice Burroughs® Universe comic book series from American Mythology Productions continues in Carson of Venus/Warlord of Mars: The Princess in the Tower! Don’t miss out on this special crossover event featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ two iconic Sword and Planet heroes!

Writer: David Avallone
Artist: Cyrus Mesarcia
Cover Artists: Michael William Kaluta and Cyrus Mesarcia

Join us for an epic crossover as two of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic sci-fi properties collide in this once-in-a-lifetime event! Carson Napier and John Carter find themselves embroiled in an alien scheme that pits them against a veritable army of deadly warriors, killer robots, and vile villains. With only their wits and skills to guide them, the unlikely partners face death on an unknown world far from their adapted home worlds. Fantasy and science fiction combine with incredible action and adventure to deliver the ERB event of the year!

Available in three spectacular covers. Preorder now from your local comic shop using these Diamond Previews codes:
Main Cover by legendary comic artist, Michael Kaluta (Diamond Previews code MAR191397) 
Warriors Cover by interior artist Cyrus Mesarcia (Diamond Previews code MAR191398)
Limited Edition 1/350 Character Design Cover by Cyrus Mesarcia (Diamond Previews code MAR191399)

Keep up with all the Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe comic books American Mythology Productions, including the all-new miniseries Carson of Venus: The Flames Beyond!

 

               

 

 

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DYNAMITE HEADS TO KICKSTARTER FOR ALL-NEW DEJA THORIS FULL SIZE STATUE

Inspired by the Art of J. Scott Campbell

DYNAMITE HEADS TO KICKSTARTER FOR ALL-NEW DEJA THORIS FULL SIZE STATUE

 

May 21, 2018, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment today announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign that will see the release of a full size Deja Thoris premium statue. Based on the art of acclaimed illustrator J. Scott Campbell (Gen13, Danger Girl), and inspired by his cover to the seminal 2010 Warlord of Mars #1. Supporters will be able to choose from one of three versions of this incredible new statue depicting the iconic Edgar Rice Burroughs creation aloft a ferocious— but gentle— Martian tiger: the standard color edition, a black and white variant edition, and an ultra-limited Bronze version.

Limited reward levels offer deep discounts for supporters who back the project early, and pledges will also provide an opportunity for Burroughs fans to grab a mix of John Carter and Dejah Thoris graphic novels from Dynamite’s extensive comic book catalog. The Dynamite Kickstarter campaign is live now, and can be found by visiting: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamiteent/dejah-thoris-statue-by-j-scott-campbell

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Tarzan & Princess of Mars stunning silkscreen posters

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Posters are designed by Matt Taylor. Hand numbered from an edition of 45 for each poster. 18″ x 24,″ 5-colour screen print, produced by White Duck Screenprint on 270 gsm Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite paper.

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Order the Tarzan Poster
Order the Princess of Mars Poster

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

One print per edition per household. Prints are sold unframed and rolled with Kraft paper in a sturdy postal tube. International orders are sent tracked and insured. UK orders are sent signed for at delivery.

TARZAN®, TARZAN OF THE APES® JOHN CARTER™, JOHN CARTER OF MARS™ Owned by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC. and Used by Permission.  

 

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Tees featuring your favorite Edgar Rice Burroughs character from Korak to John Carter of Mars to The Lad and the Lion to Carson of Venus and many more are available in our online store. Images are from our Comic Strip Subscription stories which are created by well known writers and artists. 

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THE CINEMA BEHIND STAR WARS: JOHN CARTER

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John Carter is a film directed by Pixar alum Andrew Stanton that follows Civil War veteran John Carter on his astounding trip to the planet Barsoom, which we know as Mars. There he meets a princess leading a rebellion, fights against an evil empire, and meets a variety of strange aliens on a desert wasteland of a planet, gets powers far beyond the abilities of normal men, and encounters a strange religion. There are times where he’s captured, thrown into an arena to fight bizarre monsters, and other times where he’s forced to rescue a princess.
Source: StarWars.com
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Alexander Skarsgard: Why Next Summer’s Tarzan Will Surprise You

Great piece in John Carter files:

Alexander Skarsgard has let go the first volley in terms of serious discussion about what to expect from David Yates’s Tarzan next July. It comes in an interview with Mike Ryan. Now, some of this has to be discounted beause actors always say the character was intriguing, the director was fantastic, and so on. Okay — we get that. But even allowing for that, Skarsgard’s comments are interesting and, to my taste at least, encouraging:

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Preview: Mars or Bust

A little press release from Mark Madler about what’s coming ahead for ERB:

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Jim Sullos, a retired accountant who serves as president of ERB, said 2016 should be a good year for the Burroughs stable of characters. Next summer, Warner Bros. Entertainment will release a new “Tarzan” movie with Alexander Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson. An animated series “Tarzan and Jane” will begin streaming on Netflix in fall of 2016, and there are plans for reprinting comic strips of Tarzan and launching a John Carter role-playing game.

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