One month after the initial events in volume 1, our troupe of heroes must fight an invasion from Mars!
The story actually opens on Mars, where is a battle is being fought between John Carter and his followers, and another group of aliens. Most of the scene has no dialogue, or it’s in a foreign tongue. I was struck by how well the opening battle scenes were told without words, or only a few in English. I was hooked instantly. The martians travel to Earth, where are heroes attempt to rally against them.
The continuation of the character’s arcs are spot on, especially for Griffin, Jekyll, and Ms. Murray. A dash of science fiction tributes to this second volume only enhances those nostalgic feelings for characters we love who never lived. A wholly suspenseful story with some wonderfully uncomfortable scenes.
I thought as much. Miss Murray, though I am a beast, do not think that I am stupid. I know that I am hideous and hateful. I am not loved, nor ever hope to be. Nor am I fool enough to think that what I feel for you is love. But in this world, alone, I do not hate you… and alone in this world, you do not hate me. I… I would be grateful if you left me now. Go quickly, woman. Go before I break your jaw.