John Carter of Mars
In the seventh adventure of Barsoom (or Mars, as we know it) Hadron of Hastor, native of Helium, and the warrior who is The Fighting Man of Mars, earns the enmity of Haj Osis, jed of Tjanath. Sentenced as a spy and condemned to suffer 'The Death', Hadron must prove that John Carter's warriors are not so easily destroyed. In Swords of Mars, the eighth adventure, we once again join John Carter himself. Disguised as a panthan (or mercenary), Carter sets out to end the curse of the Assassins of Zodanga-but he soon discovers that their threat is reaching out to the very heart of his own family. Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian series continues to delight lovers of fantastic fi ction with heroic deeds, hairsbreadth escapes, duels and battles, all set in a strange and alien landscape. The complete John Carter of Mars adventures are published by Leonaur.
When pondering how the superpowered individual that he and Joe Shuster were creating would come to have his powers, Jerry Siegel found inspiration in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” books, in which Civil War soldier John Carter traveled to Mars, where he could perform awe-inspiring feats of heroism because his Earthly body was rendered super-powerful by Mars’ weak gravity.