Saturday, August 17, 2013

Best Cover You've Never Seen--Man O' Mars!!

If this had been the poster, perhaps John Carter would have done better at the box office:

"Earth was his mother but Mars was his home!" Holy crap, that line alone would have garnered an extra $10-$20 million in ticket sales!

That cover is by Maurice Whitman, for the one and only issue of Man O' Mars (1953).

Later that year, when a Canadian company published a reprint, they kept the cover but changed the coloring a wee bit:

Which one is better? You make the call!


SallyP said...

Oh, the first one by far. It has that slightly grainy old fashioned look to it...and I love that.

Martin Gray said...

The second one,less dirgey.