Mars #4
(April 1984)

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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Comics, Inc
Brand
First Comics
Editing
Mike Gold
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Dead Artists & Talking Dinosaurs (Table of Contents)

MARS / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Inks
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Colors
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Letters
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Morgana

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

Read Letters / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
Mark Wheatley (signed)
Inks
Marc Hemel (signed)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

Dead Artists & Talking Dinosaurs (Table of Contents: 2)

MARS / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Pencils
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Inks
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Colors
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Letters
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel; Kathryn Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The swamp is on Mars.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Morgana; Fawn; Vincent Van Gogh (ghost); Norman Rockwell (ghost)
Synopsis
Fawn is altered by a pod that created her. Morgana and Fawn meet the ghosts of famous artists.

Faces in the Abyss! (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Flame / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Peter B. Gillis
Pencils
Don Lomax
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Bruce Patterson
Letters
Bruce Patterson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Careful now, young lady.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Black Flame; Susie; Hellequin; Cauchemard; the Nightmare-Lord (first appearance)
Synopsis
Susie is assaulted in the Flame's stronghold while she sleeps.

The Origins of "Independent" Comics Part 3 (Table of Contents: 4)

The Origins of Comics / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Meyerson
Pencils
Jack Katz
Inks
Jack Katz
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dead Artists & Talking Dinosaurs
    MARS
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Read Letters
  3. 2. Dead Artists & Talking Dinosaurs
    MARS
  4. 3. Faces in the Abyss!
    Black Flame
  5. 4. The Origins of "Independent" Comics Part 3
    The Origins of Comics
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