50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

You've seen the amazing trailer for John Carter — now let's pick apart this alien world, image by image. Stare into the eyes of the green alien beasts from Mars, meet the people of Barsoom and behold the teenaged Edgar Rice Burroughs!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

1866, the year Edgar Rice Burroughs discovers his "Uncle John Carter's" journals. Yes, ERB wrote himself into the story, and it's awesome. He's later told (in the journals by Carter) not to publish the journal for another 21 years. Here's your first look at Andrew Stanton's vision of 1866.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

And here he is: Edgar Rice Burroughs played by Daryl Sabara (a seriously gifted actor).

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

First glance at Carter in the rain — a possible flashback?

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

ERB holds an old-timey picture of Taylor Kitsch as John Carter. Presumably while rooting through Carter's things. (You can see some interesting Mars-esque jar to the left!) Also, interesting side note: Carter was a Confederate Captain in the Civil War.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Cut to Carter waking up on Mars! How did he get there? Well, we don't want to spoil everything for you, but, after the war he moves to the Southwest looking for gold. Through a series of unfortunate events, he ends up trapped in a cave, smoked out by a bunch of unfriendly locals. Right before you think it's curtains for Carter, he wakes up on Mars.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Waking up.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Mars.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Martian Plants!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

More Mars.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

We really love that director Andrew Stanton tried to used real places with tiny Photoshop tweaks to build a believable Mars.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

First look at Matai Shang (Mark Strong) in his robes with John Carter. Matai is a BIG character in the second book, but was one of the very few things from the second book that was introduced in this film, according to our edit bay visit. He's also the leader of the Holy Therns. Also check out the banner to the left — is that the Zodrangas?

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

The chambers of Dejah Thoris played by Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine).

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Carter!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Dejah in a very fancy dress.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Dejah and John survey the wreckage of a destroyed Martian town. Also wearing casual Barsoom clothes — this is about as naked as it's going to get, people.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Dejah and John in their sneaky battle wear.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Dejah lights up the floor.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

John Carter readies for the oncoming battle, but who are they fighting?

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

A pack of Thoat-riding Tharks? Say that 5 times fast.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Martian, ship front (but wait keep watching).

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Martian ship middle.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Martian ship tail, with the Zodranga flag flying in the back!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

A Helium ship, with two blue banners from the citizens of Helium on each side.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Carter's crappy Earth home, with chickens!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Writing the infamous journals ERB will later inherit.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Carter's drawing of Dejah. Who wants to put money Disney releases the Journals with Carter's drawings and scribbles as a nicely produced book?

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

An intimate moment. Also check out Dejah's awesome Mars tatt. Everyone has lots and lots of red tattoos.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

ERB reappears and steps in front of...

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

...a door with the words Inter Mundos on it, which in Latin means "between the worlds." Is this the gateway to Mars?

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

But now more fighting. Carter whips around the chain he was shackled with!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

And he is piiiiisssed.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Back on Earth, a group of Civil War cowboys chase down a terrified Carter.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

See? Terrified.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Dejah' is face-to-thark-face with Sola, a very important female Thark played by Samantha Morton. Also, this is your first look at the Thark race — what do you think?

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Back to the battle, Carter is ready to show off what happens when an Earthling is on Mars: superpowers! In the books, Carter gains a lot of strength from the lower-than-accustomed gravity. This is a great demonstration of his new abilities to leap very, very far. Running jump.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

And air!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Even more air!

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Warrior wear. I'd love to see these two recreate the infamous Carter painting with Tars Tarkas, but in these outfits.

50 glorious screencaps from John Carter offer your first real look at the Tharks!

Phobos and Deimos (my guess). Also, speaking of Tars Tarkas, in this scene you can hear the voice of Willem Dafoe (who plays TT) and he says, "When I saw you, I believed it was a sign that something new can come into this world." He's talking about when he first met Carter, and how he longs for a different life for himself and his people.