Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Princess Of Mars

Al K. (Beyond The Black Gate) is currently writing a Warriors Of The Red Planet RPG, based on the Martian series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, with Thomas D. (Original Edition Fantasy) providing the illustrations. I'm really looking forward to seeing this game published!

Trey over at the the blogsite From The Sorcerer's Skull posted a picture of Valerie Leon from the 1971 Hammer horror film Blood From The Mummy's Tomb. He joking commented, in a later post , that she would be great as Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars. She certainly had the presence for it.

I love Thomas D.'s interpretation of Dejah Thoris. If you visit his OEF blog, you will find an action figure he posted, and couple of Dejah Thoris illustrations he created, here and here. The first illustration gives Dejah Thoris a very haughty appearance, which is appropriate, all things considered. I prefer the second, however, as it makes her appear very vulnerable.


Sean Robson said...

I like the second, vulnerable, illustration best, too. She looks more like I always imagined the incomparable Dejah Thoris.

Trey said...

Cool illustrations--but then Dejah Thoris is hard to get wrong.

Clovis Cithog said...

In anticipation of the film in 2012, Barnes and Noble has produced an illustrated version of ERB's Mars series, books I - III

check out some of the artwork at

Sean Robson said...

Wow, those Yeates illustrations are great! Thanks for the url, Clovis.

Eli Arndt said...

Thanks for the heads-up Clovis. I hadn't realized that B&N had done a new edition. I might have to snatch them up as I've been having a heck of a time finding affordable or good condition copies of any of the originals.