Which, to be honest, is how the best Mars Attacks stories are told. John Carter is a cornfed boy from Virginia and he fights like one, straight-up picking up the invaders and chucking them off their flying saucers. Honestly, where the issue loses me is in the second half, which takes place in modern day with an all-new alien invasion and a ton of characters that seem unrelated to John Carter and his companions. The sequences of John Carter against the Martians are a blast, but the second half feels like an entirely different book.
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More filters. Sort order. The prose is clumsy, the characters When you relate more to the aliens than the humans, something is wrong. This quote from the book is really all you need to know: "He led the way through the smoking room and around the corner to the music room.
There, he started across the room. View 2 comments. Sep 08, Drewciffer rated it it was amazing. This book messed me up as a child Still haunts me to this day, some 15 years since. Whether that's good or not remains to be determined. I think I may need to track this one down again Aug 09, Danny rated it it was ok.
Strangely enough a good portion of the book is written from the Martians viewpoint, and the author appears to be attempting to make them out as pitiable characters. These poor little Martians are separated from their allies and must face an unknown and confusing environment all alone. However, the Martians make it clear that they only reason they are scared is because they are used to having over-whelming force on their side, and if they had it here they would kill and torture for fun, and Strangely enough a good portion of the book is written from the Martians viewpoint, and the author appears to be attempting to make them out as pitiable characters.
However, the Martians make it clear that they only reason they are scared is because they are used to having over-whelming force on their side, and if they had it here they would kill and torture for fun, and everyone would be happy. Or at least, everyone Martian. Everyone else would be dead and tortured. That's not exactly an attitude that evokes sympathy. And this is from someone who likes villains and monsters.
May 11, Rob Silver rated it it was amazing. Was a pretty good book.
Mars Attacks #1
He fires his Death Ray! Pages 2- 4 Meanwhile on Mars, our Earth Team has arrived through the portal, only to see most of the Martian fleet hot on their tail. But then whaaaaaaaaaat, everyone blipped away….
He made it after all. I love this whole sequence, Dean finally gets to sink his teeth into drawing the landscapes of Barsoom with John bouncing everywhere in his superhuman body. Still, it comes as a nice boost now, when the story is about to get heavy. Everyone else is essentially a hive drone, only Gagus has the higher mind power to realize what has happened, the weird quantum shift that Maven predicted would happen when John returned to Mars. I admit, I wanted a complex sci-fi concept in this story and I went for it.
Could I have made it simpler?