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Michael Sellers’ Presentation at the Edgar Rice Burroughs Centennial Celebration

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We’re busy working on the press kit for John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood and one of the pieces that been created is a transcript of the presentation I made at the Edgar Rice Burroughs Centennial Celebration — Dum Dum 2012 —…

Review: Top Sci Fi Author and Edgar Rice Burroughs scholar Richard Lupoff: “John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood a Must Read!”

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Reprinted from The John Carter Files. One of the early advance readers of John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood has been Richard Lupoff, who has been following the saga of John Carter closely since the beginning.  For those who aren’t familiar —…

So, at what point, if any, does Stanton’s John Carter become ERB’s John Carter?

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What triggered this question was MCR coming on and saying maybe Taylor Kitsch’s John Carter should win a People’s Choice Award for “Whiniest Super Hero” . . . we’ve all been there, done that, as far as the argument about Andrew Stanton’s flawed…

I Dream of Barsoom — Part 1

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From time to time I pop up here trying to coax comment insights from the denizens of JCF  that address the issue of what made the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs special and different in comparison to, on the one hand, other pulp…

John Carter: The First Marketing Blunder – The Title

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This is a chapter from John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood. As introduction, I would just mention that one of the themes that the book explores is the role of the “influencer media” — those entertainment sites, and their readers/commenters, who follow…

A Beautiful Scan of Robert Abbett’s "A Princess of Mars" Art

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I’m working on the DVD disk art for the ERB Centennial and I’m looking at an absolutely gorgeous 62MB Tiff scan of Robert Abbett’s cover art for Edgar Rice Burroughs‘  A Princess of Mars. It’s incredible how much better this looks than anything…

Roy Krenkel’s Evocative Edgar Rice Burroughs Covers

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A disciple of J.Allen St. John, Franklin Booth, William Walcot and Norman Lindsay, Roy Krenkel was responsible for vividly evocative cover art for the ACE 1960’s Edgar Rice Burroughs paperbacks. For the gallery below I was able to get clean copies — no…

White Paper: The Case for John Carter Sequels

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The burst of activity at Comic Con by volunteers of the Back to Barsoom John Carter Sequel Facebook Group has attracted a certain amount of attention, but while there seems to a certain “we admire their pluck”,  many observers consider theirs to be a…