One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ greatest fictional realms is set to make its comic book return in a way that is sure to thrill fans of the fantasy author’s classic works! Pellucidar returns to comics this summer with a new chapter to this timeless classic that explores the idea of a world buried deep within our own. Sometimes the greatest mysteries are the ones within!
Under special license from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the denizens of Pellucidar, the danger-filled world at the Earth’s core, will find their new home at American Mythology Productions in 2017. The all-new adventures will be written by AM’s “The Land That Time Forgot” author Mike Wolfer, and readers will first be introduced to Pellucidar in the pages of the next “TLTTF” mini-series, “Terror from the Earth’s Core,” a special cross-over event that pits the two legendary worlds head-to-head in one incredible, science fiction action/adventure. The book will be featured in the comics section of PREVIEWS from Diamond Comics Distributors, listed under “American Mythology Productions.”
“In the current comic book market, we’re seeing a huge number of crossovers of different licensed properties,” explains Wolfer, “but I don’t think any two worlds were meant to co-exist more than Caspak and Pellucidar, which were both created by Burroughs.” In the crossover series, Bowen Tyler, Lys La Rue, Baron Friedrich von Schoenvorts, and Abby Tyler and her crew of explorers will find their survival in prehistoric Caspak challenged when the telepathic, prehistoric Mahars emerge from the center of the Earth through an ancient lava tube, bent on subjugating the island continent. The overthrown, former rulers of Pellucidar will stop at nothing to acquire a new kingdom to enslave, but savage Caspak will not go down without a fight. “I’ve had immense fun writing ‘TLTTF,’ and creating a true sequel to the classic series that injects modern characters into the mix,” Wolfer said. “In the previous mini-series (‘Prisoners of Caspak’), we found that there’s a ‘time bubble’ around the island, which allows it to remain hidden, and those who pass through the veil also traverse time. In this way, we have several new characters from the 21st century who now co-exist with the 1916 cast, and in the upcoming crossover, all of them will have to fight for their lives, not only against Caspak itself, but against the hideous threat of the Mahars.”
Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs works have always enjoyed the “serial” nature of the “Caspak” and “Pellucidar” series, and that is an aspect that Wolfer is making sure that he instills in the new comic book adventures. “I’m also a real fan of teasers,” admits Wolfer, “so we’re going to see the first hint of the coming crossover in ‘The Land That Time Forgot Annual,’ which is a solo story featuring the prehistoric heroine, See-Ta.” On sale this spring, the “Annual” is a double-sized, one-shot tale written and illustrated by Wolfer, with colors by Ceci de la Cruz. This will be followed by the first issue of “The Land That Time Forgot: Terror from the Earth’s Core” in May, after which the first “Pellucidar” mini-series will premiere in late 2017.
“Getting to work with a literary giant like Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. has been everything that we had hoped it would be when we released our take on The Land That Time Forgot,” said Michael Bornstein, American Mythology’s Publisher. “Having the opportunity to now sink our creative teeth into another of Burroughs’ literary masterpieces, Pellucidar, is like lightning striking twice, and we’re glad to be standing outside in the rain. Mike (Wolfer) did such an outstanding job with staying true to the source material of the last series but taking fans in bold new directions, that we’re all excited to see where he takes us within the world of Pellucidar.”
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