"The Air-Pirates of Mars, Chapter 1"
John Carter frantically hunts a ruined, desolate Martian city for his kidnapped lover, Dejah Thoris. His search brings him into direct confrontation with Green Martians; fearsome four-armed, fifteen-foot fiends.
Even though at a completely inappropriate time, John's mind flashbacks to how he came to be on Mars soil. He last remembered being on Earth in 1866, as an ex-Confederate Army officer.
Weird science inside an Arizona cave separates Carter's physical and psychical selves. Two years later, it is here and now.
John tracks his woman, Dejah who is being cruelly abused by Warhoon, while his Green Martian friend, Tars Tarkas can only watch impotently. Freeing the pair will mean going through a fierce, battle-crazed, three-armed Warhoon named Krakas.