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THE GODS OF MARS
ERB Commenced writing this second Mars book on July 14, 1912
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Robert Abbett ~ Gino D'Achille ~ Michael Whelan

AMERICAN PUBLISHING HISTORY
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THE ALL-STORY:  1913 January - May
     Fred W. Small: no covers ~ b/w headpiece repeated in each installment
FIRST
A.C. McClurg & Co.: September 28, 1918 ~ 348 pages ~ 1st Ed. Print Run: 10,000 ~ Total McClurg: 149,000 ~ Heins word count: 86,000
     Frank E. Schoonover DJ repeated as sepia frontispiece
REPRINTS
A.C. McClurg & Co. ~ 1919 (Schoonover)
Grosset & Dunlap ~ 1919 (Schoonover)
Grosset & Dunlap ~ 1920 (Schoonover)
Grosset & Dunlap ~ 1940 (no Schoonover frontispiece)
Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. ~ March 26, 1948 (Schoonover)
Canaveral Press ~ November 30, 1962 (Schoonover with Ivy cover art)
Ballantine Books ~ January 1963 ~ 190 pages
     Robert Abbett cover
Doubleday SF Book Club ~ January 1971: Paired with The Warlord of Mars ~ 336 pages
     Frank Frazetta DJ and six interiors (3 per novel)
Ballantine Books ~ October 1973 
     Gino D'Achille cover
Ballantine-Del Rey ~ May 1979 
     Michael Whelan cover
For detailed information see: Robert  Zeuschner's
ERB: The Exhaustive Scholarís and Collectorís Descriptive Bibliography


See Foreign Edition Covers in Lord Greystoke's British Gallery
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The Gods of Mars
After the long exile on Earth, John Carter finally returned to his beloved Mars. But beautiful Dejah Thoris, the woman he loved, had vanished. Now he was trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars, an Eden from which none ever escaped alive.

Three monstrous white apes sprang into the arena. On her throne, Issus, the living goddess of the First Born, leaned forward in keen anticipation. At length the apes spied the huddled knot of terror-stricken maidens and, with demoniacal shrieks of bestial frenzy, charged upon them. A wave of mad fury surged over me. A single blow sent my guard unconscious to the ground. Snatching up his long- sword, I leaped into the arena. The sword whirled and a great ape sprawled headless at the feet of the fainting girls. The other apes were upon me -- now but my act had heartened the prisoners, and the cages vomited forth their inmates hot with the lust to kill- doomed men dedicated to revenge upon Issus! But against each of us were a thousand warriors of the First Born.


Cover Collage Mosaic

Frank Frazetta Illustrations
from the
1971 Doubleday Edition
THE GODS OF MARS
Frazetta  Doubleday Gods of Mars and Warlord of Mars
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Chronology Charts for The Gods of Mars
From Chronology For the Princess of Mars Trilogy
by Fredrik Ekman
Refer to ERBzine 0507 for notations

Scientific Days and Years

Earth Time   Barsoom Time   Event Note
Apr 24, 1884   9 ord, 431 padan   Carthoris sees the face of Issus 11
Feb 1, 1886   10 ord, 393 padan   Tars Tarkas sets out for the Valley Dor  
Feb 6, 1886   10 ord, 398 padan   Tardos Mors & Mors Kajak set out for Carthoris  
Feb 20, 1886   10 ord, 412 padan   The expedition is captured by the yellow men  
Mar 4, 1886   10 ord, 422 padan   Second advent upon Mars 12
Mar 4, 1886   10 ord, 423 padan   Dejah Thoris leaves Helium  
Mar 5, 1886   10 ord, 423 padan   The black men attack  
Mar 5, 1886   10 ord, 424 padan   Captured by the black men  
Mar 7, 1886   10 ord, 425 padan   Flight from Omean  
Mar 8, 1886   10 ord, 426 padan   Liberation of Tars Tarkas  
Mar 8, 1886   10 ord, 427 padan   Dejah Thoris captured by the black men  
Mar 9, 1886   10 ord, 428 padan   Rescued by the Xavarian 13
Mar 11, 1886   10 ord, 429 padan   Kidnapped by Zat Arrras  
Feb 17, 1887   11 ord, 95 padan   Message relayed to Carthoris 14
Mar 13, 1887   11 ord, 118 padan   Fleet is ready to sail from Hastor  
Mar 20, 1887   11 ord, 125 padan   Rescued from the pits  
Mar 22, 1887   11 ord, 127 padan   The air battle 15
Mar 23, 1887   11 ord, 128 padan   The fight in the temple  

Quoted Days and Years

Earth Time   Barsoom Time   Event Note
Apr 7, 1884   9 ord, 260 padan   Carthoris sees the face of Issus 11
Feb 1, 1886   10 ord, 221 padan   Tars Tarkas sets out for the Valley Dor  
Feb 7, 1886   10 ord, 227 padan   Tardos Mors & Mors Kajak set out for Carthoris  
Feb 21, 1886   10 ord, 241 padan   The expedition is captured by the yellow men  
Mar 4, 1886   10 ord, 251 padan   Second advent upon Mars 12
Mar 4, 1886   10 ord, 252 padan   Dejah Thoris leaves Helium  
Mar 5, 1886   10 ord, 252 padan   The black men attack  
Mar 5, 1886   10 ord, 253 padan   Captured by the black men  
Mar 7, 1886   10 ord, 254 padan   Flight from Omean  
Mar 8, 1886   10 ord, 255 padan   Liberation of Tars Tarkas  
Mar 8, 1886   10 ord, 256 padan   Dejah Thoris captured by the black men  
Mar 9, 1886   10 ord, 257 padan   Rescued by the Xavarian 13
Mar 11, 1886   10 ord, 258 padan   Kidnapped by Zat Arrras  
Feb 17, 1887   10 ord, 593 padan   Message relayed to Carthoris 14
Mar 13, 1887   10 ord, 616 padan   Fleet is ready to sail from Hastor  
Mar 20, 1887   10 ord, 623 padan   Rescued from the pits  
Mar 22, 1887   10 ord, 625 padan   The air battle 15
Mar 23, 1887   10 ord, 626 padan   The fight in the temple  
Refer to ERBzine 0507 for notations
The Gods of Mars Chapter Titles
The Plant Men
A Forest Battle
The Chamber of Mystery
Thuvia
Corridors of Peril
The Black Pirates of Barsoom
A Fair Goddess
The Depths of Omean
Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal
The Prison Isle of Shador
When Hell Broke Loose
Doomed to Die
A Break for Liberty
The Eyes in the Dark
Flight and Pursuit
Under Arrest
The Death Sentence
Sola's Story
Black Despair
The Air Battle
Through Flood and Flame
Victory and Defeat

CAST OF CHARACTERS ~ PLACES ~ THINGS
Ref: ERBlist Summary Project

CHARACTERS 
John Carter
Tars Tarkas
Thuvia
Holy Therns
Black Pirates
Phaidor
Matai Shang (Holy Hekkador)
Xodar (Dator)
Issus
Thurid
Carthoris
Hor Vastus
Kantos Kan
Mors Kajak
Tardos Mors
Zat Arrras
Dejah Thoris
Sola
Phartak
Yersted
PLACES
Hudson River
Valley Dor
Temple of Issus
Lost Sea of Korus
Otz foothills
Helium
Iss
village of lost souls
Isle of Shador
Omean Sea
Temple of Reward
Zodanga
Hastor
Thark
Temple of the Sun
 
 

 

THINGS
plant men
gold
rubies
emeralds
diamonds
banth
white apes
two man flier
ten man cruiser
pumping stations
battleship
submarine
revolver
thoats
tal
xat
zode
wireless
utan
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THE GODS OF MARS
All-Story - January 1913 - The Gods of Mars 1/5
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The Gods of Mars dust jacket art by Frank Schoonover: McClurg ~ GandD ~ ERB Inc. ~ Canaveral.
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Ballantine Edition ~ Robert Abbett artBallantine Edition ~ Gino D'Achille artBallantine-Del Rey Edition ~ Michael Whelan art


Gino D'Achille cover art

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Edgar Rice Burrows (sic) on the title page of Ballantine Books edition
(Fifth U.S. Printing: October 1973 ~ Cover art by Gino D'Achille)
(Scans courtesy Eric Rohmann Collection)
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NEW MAPS OF BARSOOM

by Oberon Zell starting at ERBzine 3937


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Ballantine / D'Achille Mars Poster from the ERB Mars Guide: ERBzine 1351
Mars poster by Ballantine ~ Art by Gino D'Achille
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Foreign Language Editions of Barsoom Books
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Gods of Mars - New English LibraryGods of Mars - 4 Square - Mortelmans coverGods of Mars - 4 Square - Mortelmans cover
Cover art by Motoichiro Takebe - Japan: Sogen-Suiri Books, 1965
 



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A C. C. Beck tryout cover painting for 
ERB's The Gods of Mars ~ 1946
"Wanting to leave Fawcett and captain Marvel, Beck submitted this painting to Edgar Rice Burroughs as the cover for The Gods of Mars which was to be one of the first publications under Burroughs own imprint. 

"Apparently Burroughs was horrified by the massive amount of blood and the partial nudity and rejected the painting. Beck was not pleased and put the painting in storage until it was sold after his death." 

~ Russ Cochran Auction

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