Jim Starlin Prepares ‘Deja Thoris’ Cover In Support Of Dynamite Indiegogo Campaign

by Erik Amaya

With just a week left before Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022, Dynamite is gearing up for the festivities with an early announcement: Jim Starlin is drawing his first ever cover inspired by the John Carter characters. The cover will be a special variant of Deja Thoris #1 (featuring the title character, naturally enough) available via a new Indiegogo campaign which will help to produce the comic. The initiative will also offer a limited edition trading card set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Starlin’s creator owned series Dreadstar.

“I read John Carter as a kid and dreamt of battling four-armed aliens and rescuing beautiful Martian maidens,” Starlin said in a statement. “Guess this is as close as I am going to come to realizing those fantasies, aided and abetted by the lovely and talented Jaime Jameson.” The limited variant cover is available with or without logo & trade dress, as a color-free inked version, and with signed and sketched editions for collectors. Copies are also available slabbed and graded with CGC and in various combo packs. For more info, head on over to the campaign page.

And to further celebrate the creator’s half-century in the business, Dynamite and its sister company, Dynamic Forces, are also offering signed classic key issues from Starlin’s career pulled directly from his personal file copies. Specific highlights include Strange Tales #178 and #179 — early appearances by Adam Warlock — and various issues of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu, Warlock and the Infinity Watch, Batman: The Cult, Death of the New Gods, and the Death of Captain Marvel original graphic novel. Starlin is also making available original art from his archives, including pages are from 2006’s sci-fi story Mystery in Space, featuring the characters Captain Comet and Starlin’s creation The Weird.

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