John Carter of Mars, February 1952. #375 in the Dell Four-Color line.
The squarest version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars stories ever.
The Dell John Carter comics are a weird mirror universe version of the timeless Edgar Rice Burroughs stories. In the stories and most adaptations, exoticism is turned up to 10 and clothing down to 1 (or less). In the Dell version, exoticism is turned down to 1 and clothing is turned up to 11.
Sure, there are thoats, and banths, and calots but John Carter looks like someone’s dad, Dejah Thoris isn’t red and dresses like a 50s housewife, Tars Tarkas looks like a character from The Wind in the Willows, and everybody is wearing as much clothing as possible.