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John Carter Warlord of Mars
Comic Book Release Date July 1977
Publisher Marvel Comics
Story Writer(s) Marv Wolfman
Penciler(s) Gil Kane
Inker(s) Rudy Nebres
Colorist(s) Janice Cohen
Letterer(s) John Costanza
Front Cover Artist(s) Kane & Cockrum
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While John Carter, Dejah Thoris, and Tars Tarkas are still in the city of Zodanga they see a red man. John Carter captures him thinking they could get some answers. The man is brought back to Helium where he is put on trial for kidnapping Dejah Thoris. While imprisoned this man tears off his prosthetic left arm and uses a concealed weapon in it to escape, burying the rest of the arm. After its learned the man escaped John Carter and Tars Tarkas they investigate the atmosphere factory, which has been inhabited by the fearsome White Apes. The two men fight for for their lives, and soon a Helimitic airship arrives, carrying Dejah Thoris with it. When the ship crashed, Dejah Thoris is seized by one of the apes, John Carter furious at this, uses all his strength to kill the ape with one punch. Fighting the apes with his bare hands he eventually is pulled off the roof of the factory and rendered unconcious.  The one armed red martian is revealed to be controlling the apes at this point.