John Carter of Mars
Nick Name
Warlord of Mars
Civilian ID
John Carter

Gold Prospector




Legal Status
Citizen of the United States and Confederate States of America with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Group Affiliation

Confederate Army

Green Martians of Thark

Red Martians of Helium

Red Martians of Kaol

Red Martians of Ptarth

Yellow Martians of Marentina

Base of Operations


Note: The inhabitants of the red planet Mars call their native home "Barsoom."

6' 2"
~200 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Normal human with training as a Confederate Army officer.

Excellent hand-to-hand combatant, swordsman, marksman and equestrian.

Note: John Carter's strength, speed and agility is considerably higher on the planet Mars due to its mass and gravity being less than that of the Earth.

Note: Green Martians communicate telepathically and although John Carter is capable of detecting their telepathic thoughts they are unable to read his.


Radium Pistol: Ballistic weapon capable of firing an explosive shell at a distance of three miles.

Swords: Long-bladed weapon used for close combat.

Woola: Ten legged beast, native to Mars, which serves as both companion and protector.

Common Enemies

Black Martians of Omean

Green Martians of Warhoon

Plant Men

Red Martians of Zodanga

White Apes

White Martians of Thern

Yellow Martians of Okar

Regularly Appearing

Pulp Magazines

All-Story (Feb. 1912)


A Princess of Mars (1917)

The Gods of Mars (1918)

The Warlord of Mars (1919)


John Carter of Mars

John Carter of Mars: A Princess of Mars

John Carter: The Gods of Mars

John Carter: The World of Mars

John Carter Warlord of Mars

First Appearance

Pulp Magazines

All-Story (Feb. 1912)

Note: Burroughs used the pen name "Norman Bean" in his first tale of John Carter, titled "Under the Moons of Mars."


A Princess of Mars (1917)

Note: A Princess of Mars collected the volumes of "Under the Moons of Mars" originally published in All-Story Magazine.


John Carter of Mars #1 (April, 1964)

Edgar Rice Burroughs

At the end of the United States Civil War, Confederate Army Captain John Carter traveled west in search of fortune. Trapped by native Indians in an Arizona cave he is inexplicable separated from his body and upon gazing the night sky is suddenly transported to Barsoom, the planet known by Earthlings as Mars - a savage land where the inhabitants feud over the remains of an advanced but decaying civilization.

Sword of Omens