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A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS
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PUBLISHING HISTORY (USA)

PULP
Blue Book Magazine: April - September, 1930
    Laurence Herndon: cover art for installments 1-4 and 6 ~ Frank Hoban: seven illustrations per installment
FIRST EDITION
Metropolitan: May 15, 1931 ~ 319 pages ~ Heins word count: 73,000
    Hugh Hutton: wraparound DJ and frontispiece
REPRINT EDITIONS
Metropolitan and Grosset & Dunlap mixed edition: 1932
Grosset & Dunlap: 1932
Grosset & Dunlap: 1940 ~ no interiors
ERB, Inc. Tarzana: March 26, 1948 ~ first edition DJ and frontispiece
Canaveral Press: May 17, 1962 ~ 249 pages
    Mahlon Blaine: DJ and seven interiors
Ace paperback: March 1963 ~ 253 pages
    Roy G. Krenkel cover and title drawing ~ Frank Frazetta assisted Krenkel
Ballantine: January 1964 ~ 192 pages
    Robert Abbett cover
Dover Publications: May 1964 ~ Two Martian Novels with A Princess of Mars ~ 356 pages
    Frank E. Schoonover: cover design and four interiors ~ Hugh Hutton: one interior
Doubleday Science-Fiction Book Club: January 1974 ~ with "The Mastermind of Mars" ~ 348 pages
    Frank Frazetta: DJ and six interiors
Ballantine paperback: October 1973 ~ 192 pages
    Gino D'Achille cover
Ballantine - Del Rey paperback: April 1979 ~ 239 pages
    Michael Whelan cover
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A Fighting Man of Mars
Hadron of Hastor, Padwar in the service of the Warlord of Mars, goes alone in search of the beautiful Sanoma Tora when she is abducted by Tul Axtar of Jahar. But before Hadron manages to reach Jahar he is deflected from his purpose in an effort to rescue a slave girl of his own race from the ferocious green men of mars. Tavia, for that is the lovely girl's name, leads Hadron to her home city Tjanath from which she had been stolen as a very small girl.

Instead of receiving a warm welcome, both are immediately imprisoned. Hadron learns from a fellow prisoner in the pits that the Tjanathians must have must have mistaken him for a Jaharian spy and that all Tjanath is deathly afraid of Tul Axtar of Jahar for he has been breeding his race for 200 years to make a warrior army large enough to conquer all Barsoom.Moreover, Tul Axtar has a new weapon which will disintegrate metal. And Hadron already knows that a huge fleet of airships from Helium, headed by John Carter himself, will by now be on its way to Jahar in support of his search for Sanoma Tora- a fleet that is doomed to destruction!


PULP ART GALLERY

Blue Book: April 1930 - A Fighting Man of Mars 1/6Blue Book: May 1930 - A Fighting Man of Mars 2/6Blue Book - June 1930
Blue Book: July 1930 - A Fighting Man of Mars 4/6Blue Book August 1930: Fighting Man of MarsBlue Book September 1930: Fighting Man of Mars


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From the Dale Broadhurst Collection
Promos, Sample Pages and Rex Maxon Art
for the 1933 Newspaper Serialization
ERBzine 3728
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Frontispiece by Hutton


The Blue Book illustration by Hoban that Hutton based his frontispiece on.
Originally there were some plans for the fp illo to be adapted to the dust jacket illustration.
See Phil Normand's article.
See all the Hoban Blue Book art at ERBzine 0860  and  ERBzine 0861



COVER GALLERY
Roy Krenkel art: Ace edition 1963Robert Abbett art: Ballantine 1964Gino D'Achille art: Ballantine 1973Michael Whelan art: Del Rey 1979Frank Frazetta art: Doubleday edition 1974
Four Square UK editionNew English Library UK editionFighting Men of MarsRuss Manning cover: ERB-dom No. 47

Gino D'Achille cover art


Fighting Man of Mars ACE cover painting (click)
(Frazetta assisting Roy Krenkel)


BURROUGHS FAMILY COPY
Ed's dedication to daughter Joan and her husband James Pierce



Hugh Hutton Wraparound Cover: A Fighting Man of Mars - frontispiece

ROY G. KRENKEL ACE GALLERY

ACE F-190 | 1963

Frontispiece

Original


UK John Lane the Bodley Head Editions ~ 1932

French Edition
Translated by Martine Blond. Illustrations by Serge Fino.

FRANK HOBAN GALLERY OF PULP ART
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MAHLON BLAINE GALLERY

ERBzine 0877
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FRANK FRAZETTA GALLERY
Frank Frazetta art: Doubleday edition 1974
ERBzine 876
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