I’ve always loved Dejah Thoris. There’s nothing more badass than a princess trained as a warrior. Those Disney chicks wouldn’t have had half the problems they had if someone had taken the time to teach them some swordplay when they were little.
I’d been wanting to check this title out for a while now but was concerned about jumping in during an ongoing plot-line. This issue is a stand alone story that sets up a Big Bad that I suspect will be a major player in upcoming story lines.
We open with a woman in mental hospital. It seems she labors under the delusion that she is the Princess Dejah Thoris. The therapist working with her explains this is because of her sense of powerlessness in her own life. She needed to feel powerful so she became a powerful woman she admired greatly.
I enjoyed this issue immensely. I was curious about this woman and whether she was deluded or if there was some trick being played. The story plays out quickly. It seems to really have been a set up for the next story arc. The art is unremarkable, not good enough to add to the story, but not bad enough to be a distraction. Dejah Thoris is dressed like a pole dancer, I’m not sure pasties are the outfit of choice for female warriors. It seems to me they’d leave you uncomfortably vulnerable but at least they don’t have tassels!
Definitely a good jumping on point to this series. I’ll definitely be adding it to my pull list.
Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris is written by Robert Place Napton with art by Debora Carita. Published by Dynamite Comics
Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris #25 (MR)
Writer: Napton, Robert Place
Artist: Rafael, Carlos
Cover Artist: Renaud, Paul
On Sale: May 08, 2013
Diamond Id: JAN131071