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Celebrate over 100 years of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Mars Universe" with this highly-collectible sketch trading card series.
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Dejah Thoris, John Carter, and the rest of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Mars Universe" have been part of the science fiction landscape for over 100 years!

Celebrating over a century of Dejah Thoris in popular culture, and a decade of success working with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, Dynamite Entertainment is excited to release our very first collectible sketch card series featuring “The Queen of Mars”.

Each randomly sorted foil pack contains 7 cards, including sketch and signed cards that can’t be found anywhere else!

 SAMPLES FROM OUR GREAT ARTISTS... 

Carlos Parker
Carlos Parker
Andy Bohn
Andy Bohn
Brent Scotchmer
Brent Scotchmer
Marcia Dye
Marcia Dye
Helga Wojik
Helga Wojik

Fans have the opportunity to reserve multiple packs of this sketch card series BEFORE retail. And because this series is a limited printing, Kickstarter backers are guaranteed priority on their orders. Considering the sell-out success of Dynamite’s previous Red Sonja® sketch card series, Dejah Thoris is poised to sell-out as well, making these specially priced packs much harder to find once the campaign is closed.

THE REWARDS...

WHO IS DEJAH THORIS?

Starting in 1912, the adventures of Dejah Thoris captured the imagination of fans with its astonishing depiction of life on Mars in a time when the surface of Mars was unfathomable to most people. Burroughs' fiction has become one of the most significant influences on modern science fiction today and Dynamite has continued his “Mars” stories in comic book form for the past decade, raising a new generation of fans.

Dejah Thoris is the princess of the Martian city-state/empire of Helium in Edgar Rice Burroughs' series of Martian novels. She is the love interest and later the wife of John Carter, an Earthman mystically transported to Mars, and subsequently the mother of their son Carthoris and daughter Tara. She plays the role of the conventional damsel in distress who must be rescued from various perils, but is also portrayed as a competent and capable adventurer in her own right, fully capable of defending herself and surviving on her own in the wastelands of Mars.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. was founded in 1923 by the author Edgar Rice Burroughs to manage the rights to his literary works. He is renowned for his many novels of fantastic adventure. His best-known creations are the jungle hero, Tarzan® of the Apes and Sci-Fi hero John Carter of Mars, both first published in 1912. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in publishing, film, television, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs’ family and remains based in Tarzana, California, the city named in honor of Burroughs and his famous storybook character.

Dynamite Entertainment was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

Trademarks Dejah Thoris®, John Carter®, John Carter of Mars®, Tarzan of the Apes™, and Edgar Rice Burroughs® Owned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and Used by Permission. 

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We've been publishing comic books and developing products for a long time and there is always a chance for issues to arise, but Dynamite has always found a way to produce our products. We've filled several successful Kickstarter campaigns to-date and more are being filled all the time. Our commitment to our fans is what's kept us successful for so long!

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    DIGITAL 2-CARD PROMO SET

    Receive a set of TWO high-resolution, DIGITAL Dejah Thoris® “promo” cards.

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    PHYSICAL 2-CARD PROMO SET

    Receive a physical set of TWO limited edition Dejah Thoris “promo” cards. Both cards will ship in plastic sleeves with a certificate of authenticity.

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    ONE GRAPHIC NOVEL

    Receive ONE physical Dejah Thoris® graphic novel of your choice. Backers will later receive a survey to make their title choice. (See campaign for list of available titles.)

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    THREE GRAPHIC NOVELS

    Receive ALL THREE physical Dejah Thoris® graphic novels.

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    ONE FOIL PACK

    Receive ONE foil pack of ultra-premium Dejah Thoris® trading cards (2 sketch cards and 7 total cards per pack). ALSO receive the Dejah Thoris® 2-card promo set.

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    TWO FOIL PACKS

    Receive TWO foil packs of ultra-premium Dejah Thoris® trading cards (4 sketch cards). ALSO receive the Dejah Thoris® 2-card promo set.

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    THREE FOIL PACKS

    Receive THREE foil packs of ultra-premium Dejah Thoris® trading cards (6 sketch cards), the Dejah Thoris® 2-card promo set, AND a bonus sketch card featuring the artist of your choosing from our list. (You will be surveyed at a later date for your name choice.)

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    FOUR FOIL PACKS

    Receive FOUR foil packs of ultra-premium Dejah Thoris® trading cards (8 sketch cards), the Dejah Thoris® 2-card promo set, and TWO unique sketch cards from your favorite artist on our list. (You will be surveyed at a later date to select your artist.)

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    SIX FOIL PACKS

    Receive SIX foil packs of ultra-premium Dejah Thoris® trading cards (12 sketch cards), the Dejah Thoris® 2-card promo set, 2 unique sketch cards from your favorite artist on our list, PLUS an exclusive 3-card sketch card puzzle set by Ken Haeser. (You will be surveyed at a later date to select your artist.)

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    SKETCH CARD COLLECTOR

    Receive a FULL BOX OF 12 ultra-premium foil packs of Dejah Thoris® trading cards (24 sketch cards), the Dejah Thoris® 2-card promo set, 2 unique sketch cards from your favorite artist on our list, the 3-card sketch card puzzle set AND a 9-card sketch cards puzzle set by Ken Haeser. (You will be surveyed at a later date to select your artist.)

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    • 12× Dejah Thoris Trading Card Foil Pack
    • Dejah Thoris 2-Card Promo Set
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    2 FULL BOXES & EXCLUSIVE BONUS ITEMS

    For the ultimate collector! Receive TWO full boxes of Dejah Thoris sketch cards (24 foil packs!), TWO "choose your artist" sketch cards, both sketch card puzzle sets, PLUS a vintage, 9-card Vampirella puzzle set AND a Kick Ass movie "costume piece" card with actual piece of the costume from the movie.

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    • 9-Card Sketch Card Puzzle Set
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