Disney has a big movie coming out soon based on the novels and Disney also owns Marvel. So, they want to build awareness and publicize the movie as much as possible.
See, it all makes sense now. However, to Marvel’s credit, this isn’t just a simple comic tie-in with the movie. It’s actually an original story.
Here’s the scoop:
From the creative team of Sam Humphries & Ramon Perez, the heroic John Carter makes his return to Barsoom not to save it from Martian beasts . . . but Martian GODS! This new series, in collaboration with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, is an all-new graphic fiction adaptation of the legendary John Carter novels AND considered part of the official canon set by Burroughs.
As our hero finds himself in the land of the dead, all hope looks lost. But nothing will stop John Carter from saving Mars from the terror of those looking to destroy it.
Check out the preview pages after the break. Look for John Carter: The Gods of Mars #1 (of 5) to hit store shelves on March 21.