John Carter, Warlord of Mars

 JCWM   (Marvel, 1977-1979)

™ and ©1979 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

John Carter was an Earthman who ventured into a cave one day and saw a strange light. When the light touched him, his body seemed split into two, with one body staying behind on Earth, and another being transported to Mars. There he discovered strange races, including green, four-armed giants and ancient humanoid warriors. Carter rose to become a prince on this world, leading a swashbuckling life of space adventure. He also found friendship in the alien known as Tars Tarkas, and true love in the beautiful Dejah Thoris.

John Carter, Warlord of Mars was Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first hero, predating his work on Korak and Tarzan. Carter made his comics debut in 1939’s The Funnies #30. It appeared sporadically under several different publishers, including a 1972 run in DC’s Weird Worlds. Marvel’s version began in 1977, and presented Carter’s sword and fantasy adventures until issue #28 in 1979.

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#1

  6/1/1977
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Origin of John Carter, Warlord of MarsMarv WolfmanDave Cockrum, Gil Kane

#1 Variation A

  6/1/1977
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35 cent cover; Origin of John Carter, Warlord of MarsMarv WolfmanDave Cockrum, Gil Kane

#2

  7/1/1977
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Versus White ApesMarv WolfmanGil Kane

#2 Variation A

  7/1/1977
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35 cent coverMarv WolfmanGil Kane

#3

  8/1/1977
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Versus White ApesMarv WolfmanGil Kane, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño

#3 Variation A

  8/1/1977
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35 cent coverMarv WolfmanGil Kane, Rudy Nebres, Alex Niño

#4

  9/1/1977
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35 cent regional price variantMarv WolfmanGil Kane

#4 Variation A

  9/1/1977
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35 cent coverMarv WolfmanGil Kane

#5

  10/1/1977
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Versus Stara KanMarv WolfmanGil Kane

#5 Variation A

  10/1/1977
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35 cent coverMarv WolfmanGil Kane

#6

  11/1/1977
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 Marv WolfmanGil Kane

#7

  12/1/1977
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 Marv WolfmanGil Kane

#8

  1/1/1978
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 Marv WolfmanGil Kane, Rudy Nebres

#9

  2/1/1978
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 Marv WolfmanGil Kane

#10

  3/1/1978
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 Marv WolfmanGil Kane

#11

  4/1/1978
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Origin of Dejah ThorisMarv WolfmanDave Cockrum, Rudy Nebres

#12

  5/1/1978
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 Marv WolfmanCarmine Infantino

#13

  6/1/1978
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 Marv WolfmanCarmine Infantino

#14

  7/1/1978
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 Marv WolfmanCarmine Infantino

#15

  8/1/1978
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Origin of BarsoomMarv WolfmanWalt Simonson, Ross Andru

#16

  9/1/1978
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 Chris ClaremontErnie Colón

#17

  10/1/1978
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 Chris ClaremontErnie Colón

#18

  11/1/1978
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 Chris ClaremontFrank Miller

#19

  12/1/1978
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 Chris ClaremontErnie Colón

#20

  1/1/1979
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 Chris ClaremontErnie Colón

#21

  2/1/1979
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 Chris ClaremontErnie Colón

#22

  3/1/1979
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 Chris ClaremontMike Vosburg

#23

  4/1/1979
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 Chris ClaremontMike Vosburg

#24

  5/1/1979
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 Chris ClaremontMike Vosburg

#25

  7/1/1979
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 Chris ClaremontMike Vosburg

#26

  8/1/1979
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 Chris ClaremontMike Vosburg

#27

  9/1/1979
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 Chris ClaremontMike Vosburg

#28

  10/1/1979
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 Peter B. GillisLarry Hama

Annual #1

  6/1/1977
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  $8.00
10 copies available from $3.62
 Marv WolfmanSal Buscema, Rudy Nebres

Annual #2

  6/1/1978
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 Bill MantloErnie Chan

Annual #3

  6/1/1979
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10 copies available from $1.50
 Marv Wolfman, Alan Weiss, Chris ClaremontAlan Weiss

Deluxe Set #1 Variation A

 
  $99.99
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No copies available
DM Variant Hardcover; Collects John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1-28, Anl 1-3; ca. 2011Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Peter B. Gillis, Bill Mantlo, Alan WeissGil Kane, Dave Cockrum, Carmine Infantino, Walt Simonson, Ross Andru, Ernie Colón, Frank Miller, Mike Vosburg, Larry Hama, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan, Alan Weiss

Deluxe Set #1 Hardcover

 
  $99.99
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1 copy available for $137.75
Hardcover; Collects John Carter, Warlord of Mars #1-28, Anl 1-3; ca. 2011Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont, Peter B. Gillis, Bill Mantlo, Alan WeissGil Kane, Dave Cockrum, Carmine Infantino, Walt Simonson, Ross Andru, Ernie Colón, Frank Miller, Mike Vosburg, Larry Hama, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan, Alan Weiss