From AMixofThings.com (with thank you to Bill Hillman) on November 15, 2012.
John Carter is the Elvis of Superheroes
Young or old, The Beatles‘ influence in music is evident. However, before the mania of The Beatles, there was Elvis. His new sound and dance moves paved the way for what is now known as rock and roll. Hence why I dubbed John Carter as the Elvis of the superhero universe (without the staying popularity). When Disney’s “John Carter” was released earlier this year, it was a commiserative failure of colossal proportions. The disaster was a result of bad trailers, bad campaigning, bad special effects, bad reviews, absence of audience, lack of a leading actor and deficiency in general knowledge of who John Carter was.
John Carter was a recurring character in the John Carter of Mars novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It’s unfortunate that there are individuals who say that John Carter is a copy cat of Superman. It’s easy to think that- both are aliens, both are aliens brought upon foreign land, both display staggering abilities and both eventually save the day. But in actuality, John Carter predates Superman by more than 25 years (Superman made his first appearance in Action Comics #1 in 1938 while John Carter emerged in 1911). Though the term ‘superhero’ was coined following the successful catapult of Superman; John Cart
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