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SFX Presents The A-Z Of John Carter: G

Not-so-little green men from Mars

G is for Green Men

Also known as Tharks, The “Green Men” of Barsoom are tusked, 9-10 foot tall, four-armed creatures, who are tribal and primitive. Historically a once-great race but now nomadic and dispersed; their survival-of-the fittest beliefs often fuel their aggressive, combative behaviour. They use their tusks in in challenges to power, interlocking them confrontationally.

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The story of John Carter has influenced films we all know and love, from Star Wars to Superman . To introduce you to the world of John Carter we’ve put together a full A-Z which will run all the way through to 9 March when John Carter hits cinemas, so make sure you check SFX every day until then.

Check out previous entries in our A-Z of John Carter

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Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.