This volume includes all twenty-eight issues of Marvel John Carter: Warlord of Mars plus all three annuals
The first section features the initial arc The Air Pirates of Mars, by Marv Wolfman, artist Gil Kane and inkers Dave Cockrum and Rudy Nebres. Marv Wolfman composes perfect pastiche of Burroughs' writing. The story is first-person narration - like most of the John Carter books - and maintains Burroughs penchant for crazy cliff-hangers, occasionally long exposition, and John Carter famous dumb luck.
The second section contains the "Master Assassin of Mars" arc written by Chris Claremont (of X-men fame) and drawn by a variety of people, notably Ernie Colon, Mike Vosburg, and Frank Miller.
Lastly, the book contains a number of short adventures that include the annuals. "March of the Dead", "When Walk the Ancient Dead" and "The Amazons of Mars" were drawn by Carmine Infantino, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan and Tony DeZuniga.