01 janvier 2014

John Carter by Cecil B. De Mille!

First of all Happy New Year 2014 to everybody! A ScaleyScribe made a splendid poster of a dreamy movie: John Carter of Mars, directed by Cecil B. de Mille, with his actors from the Ten Commandements: Charlton Heston (whose real name was John Charles Carter!) as John Carter and Yul Brynner... as Tars Tarkas! And the incomparable Sophia Loren as Dejah Thoris. Special effects by Ray Harryhausen. What a movie it could have been! ... [Lire la suite]
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25 décembre 2013

Post on ERB inc Facebook page: an "amazing development" in 2014!

I just learned on this occasion that ERB inc, the company that handles the rights of Edgar Rice Burroughs' works has an official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/erburroughs?fref=ts). Here is what they posted on December the 11th of 2013:   "We just got word of an amazing development that will be announced at the beginning of the year.....Stay posted for more!"   John Carter fans of course hope that this will be the annoucement on the future of... [Lire la suite]
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23 décembre 2013

Summit meeting: Stan Lee and Tars Tarkas!

If you're a fan of John Carter, incidentally rich, and have a good roof height at your home, here is THE thing to buy!
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22 décembre 2013

The online petition for John Carter 2 has reached 11,000 signatures!

The online petition for John Carter 2 recently reached the 11,000 signatures mark (11.026 exactly). In fact it had already reached it if you count the signatures obtained during events and conventions (which brings the total to this day to 12,985 signatures). The objective is 15,000, and the petition will be sent to the Disney executives. Here is the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/alan-horn-chairman-walt-disney-pixar-studios-bring-back-john-carter-take-us-back-to-barsoom Is there still hope to see a sequel... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2013

A Fighting Man of Mars

I finished reading again in the "Cycle de Mars #2" the French translation of A Fighting Man of Mars, quite simply my favorite of the cycle. It's not only for the adventures in themselves (a lot of back-and-forth, abductions and escapes!), but more for the characters. Burroughs seldom wrote about the common people, but more about extraordinary characters, strong and brave to the point of temerity, kings and queens among men, even if they not always bear the titles. The fighting man of Mars is Tan Hadron, a martian warrior among... [Lire la suite]
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11 décembre 2013

"Le Cycle de Mars" #2: wrong introduction + The Master Mind of Mars!

I began to read the second omnibus of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Cycle de Mars", or more accurately reading it again since the French translation is identical to the Lefrancq edition one from 1995, made by Martine Blond. First of all the introduction give erroneous informations about the last volume of the adventures of John Carter, "John Carter of Mars". The short story "Skeleton Men of Jupiter" is really considered canonical, it's just unfinished. And "John Carter and the Giant of Mars" was not... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2013

A hundred years ago: Warlord of Mars!

A hundred years ago in All-Story Magazine, the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, Warlord of Mars, began its 4-parts publication. The faithful readers had only to wait six months to discover what had happened to Dejah Thoris, Thuvia and Phaidor in the Temple of the Sun, where they were locked at the end of Gods of Mars. Thus ended the trilogy which began with A Princess of Mars (1912). Edgar Rice Burroughs will leave on the wayside his hero John Carter to get interested in his descendants: his son Carthoris will be... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2013

What’s so special about this Tarzan?

Since Tarzan has become a myth, it was one of these characters I’ve always known all my life. As a child, I watched the cartoons and movies, but he never impassioned me as other characters could. Admittedly Burne Hogart’s drawings were impressive, the films with Johnny Weissmuller entertaining, but Tarzan himself appeared terribly insipid to me. Even Superman, which also had a boy-scout reputation, seemed more interesting with his hidden identity and his adventures worthy of the most outrageous science fiction. But the adventures in... [Lire la suite]
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