Wow it's been like two years since I've reviewed one of these things . . . good to be back. This is a good place to jump into Moorcock though not the best place to start, since by his own admission he's blantly aping (though some might say, "paying homage to") the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rich Burroughs and thus it's more of a stylistic exercise than a full fledged Moorcock effort, heck when he wrote it, it was originally under a pen name. However, with all that said, it'll still be one of the more entertaining reads that you can come across, the stories still have enough twists and turns to be exciting and through the character of Michael Kane you get enough philosophy to have you give it a little thought, that's not the point here though, the point here is to sort of check your brains at the door and have as much fun as Moorcock was having when he wrote it. Which is lots. Actually for a similar non John Carter reference along these lines, readers might want to track down old Adam Strange comics which run along the same lines only in a more science-fiction setting rather than this science-fiction/heroic fantasy sort of mix. Definitely a breath of fresh air among all the heavy philosophical musings of the other Eternal Champions.