John Carter of Mars: 1958 Sun Comic Strip

November 2, 2014|In Comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sci Fi

From 1958, this A Princess of Mars adaptation by DR Morton & Robert Forest was published in The Sun from the UK. It has never been shown in colour.

Five years ago, when this was first posted, the tools were what they were, and my skills weren’t what they are now. Improvements in scaling algorithms have allowed me to up-res the low res scans without loss in quality, which really helps Forest’s ink hatching to maintain its clarity.

It didn’t make much sense to try to enlarge lettering which had already been rendered rough by being a scan of an old newspaper, so the art was cleaned up with panel borders redrawn and lettering redone for clarity.

And, of course, new colour to finish the job.


October 25, 1958

John Carter of Mars Sun Comic Strip 1

The original strip, courtesy of ERBZine

Comic book lettering and colouring by Scott Dutton

Panel borders redrawn, lettering redone and new colour applied



Related

John Carter of Mars Poster OG

John Carter of Mars 2: The Gods of Mars Poster

John Carter of Mars 2: The Gods of Mars PosterMay 24, 2012|In Edgar Rice Burroughs, Graphic Design, Movies-TV, Sci Fi A set of teaser posters for…

Read More

Disney Mars And Beyond OG

John Carter of Mars: Disney’s Mars and Beyond

John Carter of Mars: Disney’s Mars and BeyondFebruary 2, 2012|In Edgar Rice Burroughs, Movies-TV, Sci Fi Long before Andrew Stanton got the…

Read More

John Carter Of Mars Gold Key OG

John Carter of Mars by Francesco Francavilla

John Carter of Mars by Francesco FrancavillaSeptember 1, 2013|In Comics, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sci Fi Francesco Francavilla makes great comic book…

Read More

Michael Whelan John Carter Of Mars Covers OG

John Carter of Mars Covers by Michael Whelan

John Carter of Mars Covers by Michael WhelanDecember 28, 2011|In Books, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Graphic Design, Sci Fi In 1979, Del Rey/Ballantine…

Read More

Privacy Preference Center