I've seen it before. The concept of nudity seems fine in a book, but once it gets drawn into pictures I get less comfortable with it. I guess I'm more of a fan of Frazetta or Whelan or other artists where you almost get a look at the naughty bits but not quite.
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I have seen nudity related to this fiction, and I have seen it go two ways: the tasteful way, and the Jim Spratt way - its all about execution. If someone made a fan-comic with full-frontal nudity that goes about it in a tasteful way, then I think folks would better embrace it. I hope I'm not alone with that thought?
What I love is that he commits 100%--I, personally, get no sense of lewdness, or even gratuity. This is his personal, fully executed vision of JB's Mars, and the only one that, regardless of potential charges of exaggeration, actually portrays the characters as they are in the novels.
I mean, I don't think he cares if anyone else likes it. Thus my connection to Blake--he's expressing a personal vision, and d**n the detractors. I can respect that.
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Perhaps I am generalizing too much from the Tharks (Green Martians), who in the Princess of Mars lay eggs that incubate for five years, and from which fully formed 3-4' tall Martians emerge who are raised by foster mothers. The Red Martians may be different, but Carter's son does incubate in a guarded egg for five years at the end of PoM.
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"Story tellers are always careful to point out that the reputed dungeons lie in close proximity to the foundations of an older, pre-human city, to the graveyard, and to the sea.” - Holmes rulebook
If Dejah Thoris did not have female breasts, I think John Carter would have mentioned something about that. He goes into considerable detail regarding the physical differences between the Green Martians and earthlings. Surely he wouldn't let it pass in silence if there were such a difference between Red Martians and earthlings. Could a red-blooded Virginian go on and on about the great beauty of Dejah's face and form, but never mention her form's lack of breasts?