• indeed

    The banth is a fierce beast of prey that roams the low hills
    surrounding the dead seas of ancient Mars. Like nearly all Martian
    animals it is almost hairless, having only a great bristly mane about
    its thick neck.

    Its long, lithe body is supported by ten powerful legs, its enormous
    jaws are equipped, like those of the calot, or Martian hound, with
    several rows of long needle-like fangs; its mouth reaches to a point
    far back of its tiny ears, while its enormous, protruding eyes of green
    add the last touch of terror to its awful aspect.

    The Gods of Mars

  • Beautiful. I love it. Just one thing, though. Page 3 shows a 10 legged banth. As all good Barsoomians knows, banths only have 8 legs. But that in no way detracts from the skill of the artist, his dedication to his art, and the love of the subject that couldn’t be missed by even the most casual viewer.

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