(March 1983)

Eclipse, 1983 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.50 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Eclipse Enterprises
Brand:
Eclipse Comics [in circle]
Editing:
Dean Mullaney
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Baxter interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Published by arrangement with Star*Reach Productions


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

DNAgents / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Meugniot [asWM]
Inks:
Al Gordon [as AG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

And Now A Word From Our Creator... (Table of Contents: 1)

DNAgents / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Mark Evanier
Pencils:
Will Meugniot [as WM]
Inks:
Will Meugniot [as WM]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brief note from author and spot illustration of female silhouette in test tube.
Inside front cover

[And a hello from your eclectic Eclipse publisher and editor-in-chief.] (Table of Contents: 2)

Notes From Surf City / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Jan Mullaney; Dean Mullaney
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
editorial

Indexer Notes

This text is specifically about the DNAgents series and creators but the feature would soon become a full page regularly promoting Eclipse generally and appearing in most Eclipse titles.
Inside front cover

Born Orphans (Table of Contents: 3)

DNAgents / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Evanier
Pencils:
Will Meugniot
Inks:
Al Gordon
Colors:
Janice Cohen
Letters:
Carrie McCarthy

Characters:
DNAgents [Amber; Rainbow; Sham; Surge; Tank]; Professor Harden; Hotchkiss; Angela Krell; Lucius Krell; Tawny Shepherd; Casey; Kim; assassin [identified in next issue as Luger]; Proto-1; Rene
Synopsis:
The DNAgents are five genetically engineered super-powered beings made to look like human teenagers. They were made by Matrix, Inc., whose president, Lucius Krell, deploys them to rescue his daughter from a kidnapping he staged. Later, their trainer Tawny Shepherd enrolls them at Beechgrove University.

Indexer Notes

Lucius Krell calls Harden "Professor". Sham calls Harden "Doctor".
Proty-1 is visible on page 5 but is not directly referred to at any point and is only mentioned briefly.

Bursting (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

2 Hard-Boiled Action Comics (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Ms. Tree / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Letter Department (Table of Contents: 6)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Evanier
Pencils:
Will Meugniot [as WM]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Mark Evanier describes the process that led to creating the series. Will Meugniot provides an original spot illustration of the team reading letters. Second page ends with ad for "Sabre" #4 "on sale soon" with cover in miniature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Five reasons why you can't afford to miss... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Cap'n Quick & The Foozle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    DNAgents
  2. 1. And Now A Word From Our Creator...
    DNAgents
  3. 2. [And a hello from your eclectic Eclipse publisher and editor-in-chief.]
    Notes From Surf City
  4. 3. Born Orphans
    DNAgents
  5. 4. Bursting
    DNAgents
  6. 5. 2 Hard-Boiled Action Comics
    Ms. Tree
  7. 6. Letter Department
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Five reasons why you can't afford to miss...
    Cap'n Quick & The Foozle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Scott Arthur
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed