MasterMind/FightingMan of Mars - 1922 
Cover Art - Frank Frazetta
MasterMind/FightingMan of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Wounded and dying, Captain Ulysses Paxton was transported through space to the inner courtyard of Ras Thavas, Master Mind of Mars. Apprenticing, he comes to realize the horrid implications in his master's ghoulish trade which drives him to revolt and attempt to save the woman he loves.....As narrated by Ulysses Paxton over the Gridley Wave, Paxton told of the strange and compelling tale concerning Tan Hadron, a simple fighting man of Mars, and the incredible story of adventure and love that nearly destroyed all of Barsoom