Thursday, March 1, 2012
I've been meaning to get into some sword and planet stuff for a while now, long before word of the upcoming John Carter movie hit the streets.
(And why can't they call the movie John Carter of Mars?! Just calling it John Carter seems really stupid.)
I was in the Barnes and Noble near my work today, and as I was heading back to work I spotted a really awesome-looking John Carter of Mars collection sitting in the bargain book area. Here's the cover:
Awesome, right?! I flipped through this thing and it is full of incredible illustrations, just a beautiful book! I am definitely going to go back and get it ASAP. It's good for me that the thing is a bargain book, but it makes me sad to see a big stack of beautifully-crafted classic collections going unsold. Maybe the movie will fuel some interested in the John Carter stories. If you can find this thing, take a look and tell me if you don't think it's sweet.
Note: I already have a Science Fiction Book Club collection of the books, but it don't look nothin' like the one pictured above!
On a related note, has anyone else heard of Warriors of the Red Planet? It's an RPG that seems to have been quietly under development for some time now. This also looks pretty darn cool! (UPDATE: I just figured out that Al of Beyond the Black Gate is the mind behind Warriors of the Red Planet! Duh, me!)
Oh, about the movie: what I've seen of the previews looks encouraging, and I'm holding out hope that it will be good.
That's all for now, earthlings!