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John Carter: The End
Writer: Brian Woods, Alex Cox
Art: Hayden Sherman
Cover: Juan Doe
BLURB: Centuries have passed and time has taken its toll on Mars. Conflict burns across the landscape. A war of supremacy and genocide at the hands of a brutal despot has brought the planet to the edge of collapse. A search party has finally located an aged John Carter and Dejah Thoris, living in quiet seclusion on a desert moon, in perpetual mourning for their lost son. How could they be Mars' last hope?
My rating: 2.8 stars
John Carter and Dejah Thorin after centuries , appears to becoming to the ending of a cicle in Barsoom. The wear and tear of the couple is noticeable, either for the long years, or because of the harsh living conditions on Titan. When the Martians seek their help again, the truth seems to end up leading them to final separation.
The plot seems credible, although with that output a little deus-ex-machina so suitable of the genre of science fiction. Be prepared for some surprises.
-The problem is some cuts in the story with back and forth jumps in time and different POVs that are really confusing. /SPOILER--->I mean, what up with France, the old friend, and the dead martians??? <---SPOILER/[ I mean, what up with France, the old friend, and the dead martians??? (hide spoiler)]
-The Art: The art with a drawing blurred and reminiscent of some eighties comics, and where the characters appear indistinct, is not much to my liking. On the other hand, the coloring is really strong and predominant.
The last issues -4 and 5- works better in that regard.
This future could give away other developments.