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What would you do if the entire crew on your ship was eaten by White Apes and you were the only survivor? Sounds crazy? Well, that's exactly what Dejah Thoris is going to be dealing with in the latest issue of DEJAH THORIS AND THE WHITE APES OF MARS #5. Will she make it out alive? We're thinking yes, but if you want to read that story then be sure to head to your local comic shop to pick up the latest issue. The issue hits store shelves on June 20th.

DEJAH THORIS AND THE WHITE APES OF MARS #3

Written by MARK RAHNER

Art by LUI ANTONIO

Covers by BRANDON PETERSON (main), ALÉ GARZA (1:10)

BRANDON PETERSON black & white “risqué art” cover retailer incentive

ALÉ GARZA “risqué art” cover retailer incentive

First they killed and ate her crew. Then her best friends. Now Dejah Thoris is the only person left trapped in the ancient dead city, and the ravenous white apes want her. The suspense and action crank up yet another notch as the princess fights desperately to survive – with a ship full of unwitting children on the way!

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#1 Posted by Sveppi (19 posts) - - Show Bio

No comment on her absurd wardrobe?

#2 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

I think that's the first time they have shown the use of Martian telepathy, interesting.

#3 Posted by davidgrantlloyd (334 posts) - - Show Bio

Dejah Thoris has some of the best comics out there. Tonnes of action, adventure, blood, guts, and eye candy. Wow.

#4 Posted by Inverno (13057 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sveppi said:

No comment on her absurd wardrobe?

Course not I am not complaining XD

#5 Posted by junkmasterzero (257 posts) - - Show Bio

@Sveppi: Have you ever read the books? This is a whole lot more than she wears in there.

#6 Posted by cosmo111687 (1489 posts) - - Show Bio

What the he**, comic books. I try so hard to defend you and then you do this.

#7 Posted by tigerex78 (147 posts) - - Show Bio

For those upset about the wardrobe here is the quote of her character from this website. Dejah Thoris was described by Burroughs as being beautiful in the extreme, with wavy coal black hair, large lustrous eyes, and light reddish copper-colored skin. Because the Red Martian people are born from eggs rather than giving live birth, she has no belly button (though artists frequently draw her with one). As was typical of Martian custom, Dejah wore no clothing: She was as destitute of clothes as the green Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.

The author of the original series back in 1917 created her this way and those writing the comic adaptation are staying true to the character. Whether we like it or not this is how she was created. I have to admit the movie got me into looking into this series and I think it's an interesting story.

#8 Edited by cosmo111687 (1489 posts) - - Show Bio

@tigerex78: I totally understand that Burroughs original intended for the characters to be naked. And artists have a right to produce whatever work they want. But I still criticize the choice, especially since Dejah Thoris has been successfully adapted without resorting to blatant T&A.

#9 Posted by feebadger (1435 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Comic Vine,

Can you please stop posting up pages from this comic book as i am sick of hearing the exact same arguments concerning Dejahs' dress code every couple of weeks.

Yours sincerely,

A large breasted martian in a thong.

#10 Posted by Inverno (13057 posts) - - Show Bio

@feebadger said:

Dear Comic Vine,

Can you please stop posting up pages from this comic book as i am sick of hearing the exact same arguments concerning Dejahs' dress code every couple of weeks.

Yours sincerely,

A large breasted martian in a thong.

LOL

#11 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

::holds hand to head:: You people that give your million and one arguments about how Dejah's clothing is so inappropriate REALLY need to effing read the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Seriously...I think I should make a law here...anybody who HASN'T read the books and thus knows why Dejah is portrayed like this in comics has NO RIGHT to judge whatsoever. That is all.

#12 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

Feels good not having to explain the clothing situation on Mars.. thanks everyone :)

#13 Posted by yuri2222 (9 posts) - - Show Bio

She dont have money to buy clothes, but have money to buy golden things to the bo*bs XDD

#14 Posted by Spidey_Guy1 (62 posts) - - Show Bio

She might as well be naked. This would've went over better back in the early 90s. But it's played out in this new millennium.

#15 Posted by KMART4455 (1290 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

::holds hand to head:: You people that give your million and one arguments about how Dejah's clothing is so inappropriate REALLY need to effing read the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Seriously...I think I should make a law here...anybody who HASN'T read the books and thus knows why Dejah is portrayed like this in comics has NO RIGHT to judge whatsoever. That is all.

This ^^... Its quite sad really the way judgement is passed before someone even knows the situation..

#16 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool

#17 Edited by SpidermanWins (3975 posts) - - Show Bio

I should start reading this series ;).

#18 Posted by kagato (246 posts) - - Show Bio

Dosent matter how good the book is, if my girlfriend caught me reading that id be spending the next three weeks sleeping on the couch lol.

#19 Edited by cosmo111687 (1489 posts) - - Show Bio

@RedheadedAtrocitus: I know why she's depicted like that. But I think they're exploiting the precedent established by the books in order to sell cheap T&A. It's no different than Starfire, who was originally intended to be an alien princess who dresses provocatively because she's from her own unique alien society. (And they're both orange. OMG. Could Trump be one too? Dear God, the image of Trump with nipple shields and a camel toe plate will forever be burned into my brain....) Because of that, comics had two decades of the stupidity of Starfire. Then she was adapted as a smart, wonderful leader in Teen Titans, just like how Dejah was shown as the smart, wonderful leader she's always been in the movie adaptation of John Carter (just, you know, without all the female objectification), proving that the sexualization of both characters was never all that important to either character. Not that charcters shouldn't be sexual. But there's a difference between a character who is sexy and a character who is a sexy object. But now they've returned to classic, sexy object Dejah just like how they returned to classic, sexy object Starfire. And so my response is, why? My response is, this is stupid. My response is, rage.

#20 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

@cosmo111687: And that is just fine. I suppose comics cannot pander to everyone's taste. For my part I just have no hangups about the dress and can look past it since the source material not only mandated it but truthfully I can look past the sexualization and enjoy the story for what it is. I say its perfectly fine for people to criticize it as long as they understand WHY Dejah is portrayed this way..otherwise I do have a problem outright blatant criticism. Yours is a legitimate beef with the depiction and I can understand that. I may disagree, but I understand it.

#21 Posted by COBRAMORPH (1515 posts) - - Show Bio

Considering the source material (which should always be followed, unless it is a horrible idea, & OMG boobs is not bad) they should sell an adult version were she is just as naked as she should always be portrayed.

But hey, I think they should also release a censored version of the book, kinda like how Toonami would draw bathing suits on all the naked girls. Just at a considerably higher price, because OMG boobies is a pointless argument to complain about. How about something that matters A: Story B: Art quality. Not on that list, how female characters are dressed.

#22 Posted by Herokiller12344 (987 posts) - - Show Bio

That is alot of skin. Yet somehow people complain about Starfire.

#23 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

@COBRAMORPH said:

Considering the source material (which should always be followed, unless it is a horrible idea, & OMG boobs is not bad) they should sell an adult version were she is just as naked as she should always be portrayed.

But hey, I think they should also release a censored version of the book, kinda like how Toonami would draw bathing suits on all the naked girls. Just at a considerably higher price, because OMG boobies is a pointless argument to complain about. How about something that matters A: Story B: Art quality. Not on that list, how female characters are dressed.

They actually do risque variant covers.

I am assuming your second remark is aimed at the comics and I have to disagree, Dynamite already rates all the Warlord of Mars titles as mature so there is no reason to go in and censor them for the kiddies, because they are not meant for the kiddies. Not every comic has to meant for the little ones. They do this kind of thing for R-Rated movies so they can show them on basic cable and it ruins them and if you disagree try watching Casino or Goodfellas and try to enjoy it with all the bleeps, changed words, and cut content.

#24 Posted by cvpunk (6 posts) - - Show Bio

and just like that, my hand is numb