On March 9th, the new Disney science fiction film John Carter, modeled on Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars, launches in theatres around the world. This classic story recounts the story of a Civil War veteran who must fight for survival on a strange planet even as he wins the heart of the beautiful Princess of Helium. This graphic novel vividly renders that Martian narrative. P.S. The much-anticipated movie stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, and Thomas Haden Church.