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Blackthorn takes elements of Thundarr the Barbarian and John Carter, Warlord of Mars and melds them together into a unique series all its own. Thunder on Mars introduces the series with great stories by a plethora of authors, introducing everyone to the amazing world of John Blackthorn. Fans of nonstop action or swords in space will fall in love with this one from beginning to end.
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|Cover: James Burns|
A prose anthology
2012 PULP ARK AWARD WINNER FOR BEST NEW PULP CHARACTER - John Blackthorn, created by Van Allen Plexico.
2012 PULP ARK AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST PULP COLLECTION/ANTHOLOGY.
2012 PULP ARK AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST COVER ART - James Burns.
2012 PULP ARK AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST INTERIOR ART - Chris Kohler.
BLACKTHORN: THUNDER ON MARS is a science fiction action-adventure anthology set on far-future post-apocalyptic Mars. Created by Van Allen Plexico (Sentinels, Lucian), the book features stories by New Pulp luminaries Mark Bousquet, Joe Crowe, Bobby Nash, James Palmer, Sean Taylor, I. A. Watson, and Plexico, along with six full-page illustrations by Chris Kohler (Sentinels). Cover art and design are by James Burns (Lance Star: One Shot).
In the spirit of “Thundarr the Barbarian” and “John Carter of Mars” comes the gripping saga of US General John Blackthorn. Betrayed and left for dead on the battlefield, Blackthorn awakens many thousands of years later to find himself trapped amidst the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Mars, his only companions a savage Mock-Man and a mysterious sorceress. They battle together to free this strange new world from oppression, but it won’t be easy, for arrayed against them are the deadliest foes imaginable: mutants, monsters, and robots, as well as treacherous teammates. And lurking behind it all are the fanatical forces of the First Men: the Black Sorcerer, the Sorcerer of Fatal Laughter, Lord Ruin, and the Sorcerer of Night—masters of magic and technology alike—the dreaded Sorcerers of Mars!
Barnes and Noble (paperback)
You can read the full review here.