Weird Worlds

    (DC, 1972-1974)
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John Carter, Warlord of Mars and Pellucidar were two very interesting Edgar Rice Burroughs heroes who had previously been languishing as support material in DC’s Tarzan comics. With the birth of Weird Worlds in 1972, these heroes finally got the space they needed to come into their own.

Both John Carter and Pellucidar lived on savage worlds where the sword ruled supreme. In Carter’s case, the world was Mars, populated in Burroughs’ vision by four-armed giant Martians and beautiful princesses. Pellucidar’s world was quite similar (but with intelligent dinosaur creatures instead of Martians—the beautiful princesses were still there, of course).

Although it was not a particularly long-lived series, Weird Worlds was always interesting. Its ideas and style can be seen in later works such as Star Wars and Warlord.

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#1

  9/1/1972
  $0.20
  $19.00
8 copies available from $2.05
Continues John Carter of Mars from Tarzan #209 and Pellucidar from KorakLen Wein, Marv WolfmanAlan Weiss, Murphy Anderson

#2

  11/1/1972
  $0.20
  $15.00
6 copies available from $2.00
Adapts Burroughs’ Pellucidar and Martian novelsMarv Wolfman, Len WeinMurphy Anderson, Alan Weiss

#3

  1/1/1973
  $0.20
  $12.00
4 copies available from $1.96
Adapts Burroughs’ Pellucidar and Martian novelsMarv Wolfman, Len WeinMurphy Anderson, Alan Weiss

#4

  3/1/1973
  $0.20
  $13.00
5 copies available from $0.95
Adapts Burroughs’ Pellucidar and Martian novelsMarv Wolfman, Denny O’NeilSal Amendola, Michael W. Kaluta

#5

  5/1/1973
  $0.20
  $11.50
5 copies available from $2.27
Adapts Burroughs’ Pellucidar and Martian novelsMarv Wolfman, Denny O’NeilSal Amendola, Dan Green

#6

  8/1/1973
  $0.20
  $11.00
5 copies available from $1.85
Adapts Burroughs’ Pellucidar and Martian novelsMarv Wolfman, Denny O’NeilSal Amendola, Dan Green

#7

  10/1/1973
  $0.20
  $13.00
2 copies available from $9.99
Adapts Burroughs’ Pellucidar and Martian novels; John Carter, Warlord of Mars endsDenny O’Neil, Marv WolfmanDan Green

#8

  12/1/1973
  $0.20
  $18.00
9 copies available from $2.65
1st Appearance of Iron WolfDenny O’Neil, Howard ChaykinHoward Chaykin

#9

  2/1/1974
  $0.20
  $11.00
11 copies available from $1.18
Iron WolfHoward Chaykin, Denny O’Neil, John WarnerHoward Chaykin, Vincente Alcazar

#10

  11/1/1974
  $0.20
  $12.00
6 copies available from $1.50
Final IssueHoward Chaykin, John WarnerHoward Chaykin, Vincente Alcazar