(April 1983)

Eclipse, 1983 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
1.50 USD 1.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
after 34 years in hibernation
On-sale Date
1983-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Eclipse Enterprises
Brand
Eclipse Comics [orbit]
Editing
catherine yronwode

Issue Notes

On-sale date agrees with Amazing Heroes #20.

Will Eisner's (Table of Contents)

John Law / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Law
Reprints

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

Nubbin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
John Law; Nubbin

Indexer Notes

Partially inked splash page to "Sand Blue", that was eventually discarded. Most of the stories were later converted to Spirit stories.

Meet John Law (Table of Contents: 2)

John Law / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Law
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Early life of John Law and his enemy/lover Sand Saref.

The Strange, Ghastly Affair of the Half Dead Mr. Lox (Table of Contents: 3)

Nubbin the Shoeshine Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
children
Characters
Nubbin; John Law
Reprints

Ratt Gutt (Table of Contents: 4)

John Law / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Abe Kanegson

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Law
Reprints

The Coach's Bench (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
catherine yronwode
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
John Law
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text article with illustrated title header.

The Adventures of Nubbin the Shoeshine Boy (Table of Contents: 6)

Nubbin the Shoeshine Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Nubbin; John Law; Melba (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Unfinished cover to the unpublished "Adventures of Nubbin the Shoeshine Boy".

Will Eisner's Sunday Comics (Table of Contents: 7)

John Law / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Law; Nubbin

Indexer Notes

Unpublished splash page for Sunday Comics (1948).

Will Eisner's John Law Detective (Table of Contents: 8)

John Law / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Law; Sand Saref

Indexer Notes

Unpublished cover for "John Law Detective" (1948). Art is part of the Sunday Comics splash with added elements. Discarded in favor of this issues cover. Later used as a SPIRIT splash.

[The Spirit splash pages] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Spirit / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Spirit

Indexer Notes

Four Spirit splash pages that adapted the unpublished John Law stories.

Will Eisner's John Law Detective (Table of Contents: 10)

John Law / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Law; Sand Saref

Indexer Notes

Pencilled cover rough for John Law Detective (1948), inked in 1983 and used on this book.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Will Eisner's
    John Law
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Nubbin
  3. 2. Meet John Law
    John Law
  4. 3. The Strange, Ghastly Affair of the Half Dead Mr. Lox
    Nubbin the Shoeshine Boy
  5. 4. Ratt Gutt
    John Law
  6. 5. The Coach's Bench
  7. 6. The Adventures of Nubbin the Shoeshine Boy
    Nubbin the Shoeshine Boy
  8. 7. Will Eisner's Sunday Comics
    John Law
  9. 8. Will Eisner's John Law Detective
    John Law
  10. 9. [The Spirit splash pages]
    The Spirit
  11. 10. Will Eisner's John Law Detective
    John Law
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