Dynamite has big plans this March for Barsoom. Writer Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) returns to tell an untold chapter of the Princess of Mars in Dejah Thoris #1. The story is set before the events of the first classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs and will feature art by Emiliana Pinna (Red Sonja). Colorist Ellie Wright and letterer Jeff Eckleberry complete the creative team. 

Brown chatted with The Beat about the upcoming comic series.

Deanna Destito: Why did you want to tell the story of a younger Dejah?

Chuck Brown: I wanted to tell the story of a younger Dejah because it presents an opportunity to explore her backstory and development as a character. It also allows us to delve deeper into the rich culture and history of the planet Barsoom.

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Destito: What drew you to this character and universe?

Brown: What drew me to this character and universe is the strong, independent, and intelligent portrayal of Dejah Thoris, as well as the unique and imaginative setting of Barsoom. The combination of science fiction and fantasy elements also provides a lot of creative possibilities.

Destito: How has it been working with this creative team?

Brown: Working with this creative team has been a great experience. We are all fans of the original Barsoom stories and are dedicated to staying true to the source material while also bringing fresh and exciting new elements to the series.

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Destito: What do fans of Barsoom have to look forward to?

Brown: Fans of Barsoom can look forward to experiencing the world through the eyes of a young Dejah Thoris, as well as encountering new characters and creatures that add depth and complexity to the universe.

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Destito: Any teasers about upcoming characters, plots, etc?

Brown: I can’t give away too many details, but readers can expect to see the introduction of new cultures and factions on Barsoom, as well as new forms of technology and weaponry. There will also be some surprising plot twists and character developments that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Overall I think readers will be pleasantly surprised.