Shatter #1
(June 1985)

First, 1985 Series
 
Price
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
One-shot
On-sale Date
1985-02-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Comics, Inc
Brand
First Comics
Editing
Mike Gold
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

The cover says Shatter Special but the indicia is simply Shatter. On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #66


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shatter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Saenz (computer generated artwork)
Inks
Mike Saenz (computer generated artwork)
Colors
Mike Saenz (computer generated artwork)

Genre
science fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Shatter / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Mike Gold talks about how the computer generated comic, Shatter, was created.

Headhunters (Table of Contents: 2)

Shatter / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script
Peter B. Gillis
Pencils
Mike Saenz (computer generated artwork)
Inks
Mike Saenz (computer generated artwork)
Colors
Mike Saenz (computer generated artwork)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Sadr Al Din Morales (Shatter); Cyan Dalriada (the female murderer he is investigating)
Synopsis
Sadr Al Din Morales(explained as a name given by his hispanic parents to gain the good graces of their Arab employer by giving him, their son, an Arab name) nicknamed "Shatter", lives in a Bladerunner-esque mid-21st-century Chicago (Daley City). In the future, virtually all employment is temp-employment, contracted by online-computer job listings. Shatter uses a number of aliases to create qualifications for different kinds of work. Working as a temp police officer, under false name "Jack Scratch", Shatter takes a new police-temp assignment investigating the murder of a corporate executive.

Indexer Notes

Shatter continues as an 8-page backup series in the Jon Sable Freelance series (issues 25-30), then as a full-book feature in the 14-issue Shatter series.
A full-page ad after the last story page promotes the series as a continuing feature in Jon Sable Freelance.

The murder Shatter investigates leads in future stories to an illegal trade by the Simon Schuster Jovanovich corporation that Cyan previously was a high-level employee of. SSJ was killing talented people, extracting their genetic RNA, and selling it like an illegal drug to buyers who would inject it to gain the stolen talents of those murdered.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

First Notes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Shatter
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Shatter
  3. 2. Headhunters
    Shatter
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    First Notes
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