Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dust Jackets Of Mars!

Of course the definitive cover images associated with the Barsoom series were created by the late great Frank Frazetta for the dust jackets of the Doubleday hardcover editions.

So impressive and influential are these images that the producers of John Carter made a conscious effort to not imitate these designs.

Here is his fantastic art featuring John Carter, Dejah Thoris and the other denizens and creatures of Mars.

And below are the covers with all their logo glory intact.

Frazetta didnt' finish the series though. It was up to Rich Corben to step in and supply cover art for the last volume. What it lacks in the sense of mystery Frazetta brought, it certainly makes up for in vigor.

Rip Jagger

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