titleknown said: Speaking of Jame's Cameron's Avatar, what are your thoughts on Barsoom (and the creatures thereof) from John Carter of Mars? Because, that's what James Cameron was mainly ripping off with Avatar, and I think you'd at least find the Kaldanes pretty cool...
I never could get into reading Burroughs, Robert E. Howard or the other Ripped Dude Adventures in Rescuing Tits from Monsters genre but I admire the sheer silliness of it all and Burroughs had a lot of amazing creature concepts.
Yes, the Kaldanes are my absolute favorites. I especially love this foreign cover art interpreting one. This is possibly one of my single favorite illustrations ever, in fact:
The Kaldanes in the book, of course, have multiple spider-like legs but this is otherwise accurate and I think I actually like this four-limbed interpretation more.
That is indeed an awesome illustration.