Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Del Rey To Mars!
I'm really getting rather excited to see this week's long-awaited epic John Carter. This movie is looking better and better and it sets up nicely that I might be able to catch it on Friday.
So to get into the proper Barsoomian mood here are some of Michael Whelan's outstanding paintings for his covers to the Del Rey set of paperbacks. There's a whimsy and elegance to these paintings which can't be matched, even by more venerable masters.
These books I have despite owning the Mars stories more than a few times over. Barsoom seems to elicit some great artwork from some great talents.
Here are those covers with logos and such.