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    Default CBR: Langridge Adapts Burroughs "John Carter" for Marvel

    This September, Roger Langridge will adapt Edgar Rice Burroughs "John Carter: A Princess of Mars" in a 5-issue Marvel Comics miniseries with art by Filipe Andrade and covers by Skottie Young.


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    Doesn't Dynamite Entertainment have a John Carter series, too, and just released a spin-off mini, Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris?

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    Yeah -- they do. I wonder what's up with this? It seems odd for two different companies to have licensing rights to the same character.

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    Probably the same way two or three companies are doing The Rocketeer stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsf View Post
    Yeah -- they do. I wonder what's up with this? It seems odd for two different companies to have licensing rights to the same character.
    Well, not if the character first appeared in 1912.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hrist View Post
    Well, not if the character first appeared in 1912.
    Exactly.

    As for why they're doing a John Carter comic when someone else is already doing one . . . Disney has a John Carter movie coming in 2012.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hrist View Post
    Well, not if the character first appeared in 1912.
    What's the rule on that?
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    Dynamite has a license with the rights' owners to do new material with the characters, but I would imagine Marvel needs no such license to do a direct adaptation of the original book(s).

    I think there's some public domain presence around doing adaptations like this. I mean, I know of no deal in place that allows Marvel to do these Oz adaptations. But if Marvel wanted to do new material, like Dynamite is, with the John Carter world, then I think they'd need to make some deal to either get the license from Dynamite, or share it....

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberHubbs View Post
    Probably the same way two or three companies are doing The Rocketeer stories.
    To my knowledge, IDW is the only publisher currently (and since well before Stevens' death) doing anything comics with The Rocketeer.

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    If Landridge is writing it - I'm buying it.

    This should be right up his alley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Walsh View Post
    Dynamite has a license with the rights' owners to do new material with the characters, but I would imagine Marvel needs no such license to do a direct adaptation of the original book(s).

    I think there's some public domain presence around doing adaptations like this. I mean, I know of no deal in place that allows Marvel to do these Oz adaptations. But if Marvel wanted to do new material, like Dynamite is, with the John Carter world, then I think they'd need to make some deal to either get the license from Dynamite, or share it....



    To my knowledge, IDW is the only publisher currently (and since well before Stevens' death) doing anything comics with The Rocketeer.
    I stand corrected. Both titles were from IDW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hrist View Post
    Well, not if the character first appeared in 1912.
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    Exactly.

    As for why they're doing a John Carter comic when someone else is already doing one . . . Disney has a John Carter movie coming in 2012.
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    The Dynamite stuff is not "official." The first three John Carter novels are public domain. However, Dark Horse (has/had?) the official license and has been reprinting all the old John Carter material - including the old Marvel series.

    I like that this is supposed to be an all-ages adaptation, whereas Dynamite's - which is very good - went the mature route. Marvel's doing a great job with the Oz books. I spaced off the Disney film. This makes perfect sense.
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    I'd be more interested if the Fin Fang Four showed up in it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJP View Post
    Public Domain, right??
    Yeah. The cutoff is 1923.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expletive Deleted View Post
    Yeah. The cutoff is 1923.
    Thanks for the timely answer.


    Im looking forward to this reboot/relaunch--dont know what else to call it.


    Thread Drift Rant: I went back and got the old Marvel John Carter's. Hopefully they will reprint in a trade or digitally.

    Another Thread Drift Rant: The Kindle & Ipad are so addictive. Especially when you go to the Project Guggenheim website (sp??) for free book downloads. They have all the public domain books.
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