Dynamite announced today that legendary artist Jim Starlin is tackling his first contribution to the Warlord of Mars mythos with an exciting new limited edition variant cover featuring Dejah Thoris. Colors for the piece are from Jaime Jameson.
Starlin is known for creating much of the “cosmic” genre in comic books, reinventing and creating countless sci-fi characters at Marvel, DC Comics, and others throughout his long career. His creations include Thanos, the Infinity Gauntlet, and other inspirations for Avengers: Endgame.
In his professional career, however, Starlin has never officially drawn the likes of Dejah Thoris, John Carter, and the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom. Thanks to Dynamite, this epic pairing is happening.
“I read John Carter as a kid and dreamt of battling four-armed aliens and rescuing beautiful Martian maidens,” said Starlin. “Guess this is as close as I am going to come to realizing those fantasies, aided and abetted by the lovely and talented Jaime Jameson.”
The limited variant cover is available with or without logo trade dress, as a color-free inked version, and with signed and sketched editions for collectors. Copies are also available slabbed and graded with CGC, as well as combo packs for the best deals and exclusives.
Dynamite is also offering a limited edition trading card set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Starlin’s signature Dreadstar and more, celebrating 50 years total in Starlin’s incredible career. The premium collectible comic book and trading cards are available now on Indiegogo. The publisher is producing a set of 40 cards featuring different characters and moments from the series.
Dynamite and sister company Dynamic Forces are also offering signed classic key issues from Starlin’s career with Marvel and other projects, pulled directly from his personal file copies. In addition to one-of-one pieces of original art from his archives, look for Strange Tales #178 and #179, early innovative standouts starring Adam Warlock, soon to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and first appearances such as the introduction of Pip the Troll, recently voiced by Patton Oswalt in the Eternals. Other options include Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu, Warlock and the Infinity Watch, Batman: The Cult, Death of the New Gods, and the historic Death of Captain Marvel original graphic novel. Original art pages are from 2006’s sci-fi story Mystery in Space, featuring the characters Captain Comet and Starlin’s creation The Weird.
Check out the Indiegogo for Dejah Thoris here!