08 mai 2014

The John Carter 2 petition over 12,000 signatures! And new surge of visitors

The online petition passed during the night the 12,000 signatures bar, it was this morning at 12,005! http://www.change.org/petitions/alan-horn-chairman-walt-disney-pixar-studios-bring-back-john-carter-take-us-back-to-barsoom If you take into account the signatures from conventions, the total is close to 14,000 signatures. News-wise, John Carter's airing of May the 2nd caused an important surge of new visitors on the blog, multiplying the audience by more than 10! The airing of May the 5th... [Lire la suite]
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05 mai 2014

New fan poster in French by Scott Dutton for John Carter 2: Gods of Mars!

Scott Dutton proposed to translate his fan poster he had created to promote John Carter 2. Here is the result: Scott is graphic designer, novelist and also a big fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs as a whole. Here is the link to his fan posters: http://www.catspawdynamics.com/john-carter-of-mars-2-the-gods-of-mars-poster/ Scott is also the author of an unofficial sequel to the John Carter adventures: Return to Barsoom, available for free as an Ebook on his site. In spite of a vision less... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2014

John Carter2 : creation of a Facebook page in French language

Seeing the number of information researches about John Carter 2, I said to myself "why not creating a Facebook page in French about the subject matter?". All this is very new to me, we'll see what happens! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/johncarter2ramenezmoiaBarsoom My French blog pages about John Carter 2 still attract web users, yesterday May the 3rd ended with 36 visitors (among them 34 new) who watched 47 pages in all. It's a surge about three times more than usual. ... [Lire la suite]
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03 mai 2014

Visitor surge on the French blog, 2014, May the 2nd!

I was looking at the blog in French statistics this morning, and had to open my eyes wide to re-read them 2 or 3 times: #-------------------------------------------------------- # Rapport statistique # Période du 26/04/14 au 03/05/14 #--------------------------------------------------------   --Date-- Pages Visites 26/04/14 18 15 27/04/14 15 12 28/04/14 14 13 29/04/14 3 3 30/04/14 7 7 01/05/14 25 18 02/05/14 72 57 03/05/14 28 23 -------- - -    TOTAL 182 148 Usually, those last times... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2014

50 signatures to 12,000 for the John Carter petition!! + the sequel in another studio?

11,950 signatures as of today, and I see many Frenches among them, that’s great! The 12,000 milestone isn’t far away, let’s reach it! http://www.change.org/petitions/alan-horn-chairman-walt-disney-pixar-studios-bring-back-john-carter-take-us-back-to-barsoom Still no official move about the possibility of a sequel. Some posters on Facebook would be willing to encourage studios other than Disney to do a follow-up, either for a sequel or a reboot. It’s premature for a simple reason: Disney holds the rights currently, nobody else.... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2014

Spock of Mars!

Found on the internet, the combination of three passions of mine, Star Trek the original series, the first three Star Wars (1977-1983), and the Barsoom novels from Edgar Rice Burroughs. It gives... Spock of Mars! Combination of this Frank Frazetta painting: with this original Star Wars poster, the one with Sexy Leia and Hulk Luke!
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21 mars 2014

Llana of Gathol!

This book, the tenth of the Barsoom cycle, is composed of four novellas, but which form a continuous story, published in 1941 in Amazing Stories, and reunited as a 1948 book. This would be the last book of the cycle published while Edgar Rice Burroughs was alive. He died in 1950.  -          “The Ancient Dead”, published in the magazine with the title “The City of Mummies”: John Carter decided … to play the tourist, in Horz, the ancient city of the Barsoomian ancestors, the Orovars,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2014

Synthetic Men of Mars, excellent!

Some Burroughs specialists, as Richard Lupoff, hate Synthetic Men of Mars. As far as I’m concerned, it’s always a delight from beginning to end!  After The Swords of Mars, Synthetic Men of Mars is the ninth novel of the Barsoom cycle, and even really the last novel, since the next two books, Llana of Gathol and John Carter of Mars, are both composed of novellas.  Following a mundane « car accident » (a collision between two airships), Dejah Thoris finds herself between life and death, and the Helium Doctors can... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2014

A Princess of Mars, not a first edition, but close!

I saw one day a sale on Amazon.fr for the novel "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs dated of the year 1917, and for a very small price, it seemed too good to be true! I nonetheless decided to order the item, and a few days later, here it was! Of course it wasn't a first edition, I didn't expect that anyway, even with the date stated. A Princess of Mars was published for the first time by the A.C. McClurg edition company in 1917. Here we have a Grosset & Dunlap edition, therefore published... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Swords of Mars!

The eigth novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Cycle begins in an uncharacteristic manner. Most of the time the writer's heroes just react to events, they seldom are the main thrust of the adventures they live. I their calm periods of time, they are in general very happy to stay home and live mundane existences. Here, John Carter, who hadn't been the main character since the third novel, Warlord of Mars, decided to put an end to the wrongdoings of a murderer sect which operates from the city of Zodanga. To this end,... [Lire la suite]
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