Mars #8
(August 1984)

First, 1984 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984-04-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Comics, Inc
Brand
First Comics
Editing
Mike Gold

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #46.

World War 2! (Table of Contents)

MARS / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Wheatley (signed); Marc Hempel (signed)
Inks
Mark Wheatley (signed); Marc Hempel (signed)
Colors
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel
Letters
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Morgana; Fawn; colonists

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

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

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Orchard Worker, T. M. Maple and Larry Marder. Also includes the indicia. On the inside front cover.

World War Two (Old Timer's Disease) (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; Kathryn Mayer
Letters
Mark Wheatley; Marc Hempel; Kathryn Mayer

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joyce Dimitri (first appearance); Rod Buckminster (first appearance, from the 5th Mars mission, videotape); Morgana; Teezy
Synopsis
The colonists are ill from the same sickness that killed the fifth Mars colony. They find tapes that suggest a laser cure, which they try.

Submitting Submissions (Table of Contents: 3)

First Notes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike Gold
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Riders to Heart's End! (Table of Contents: 4)

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
There is a road that wends through dreams:
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Black Flame; Judit Hunyadi
Synopsis
The Black Flame rescues Judit Hunyadi from the denizens of the nightmare land.

Indexer Notes

Black Flame storyline continues in Starslayer (First, 1983 series) #20

Scapegoat in Four Colors Part 1 (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Charles Meyerson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. World War 2!
    MARS
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Read Letters
  3. 2. World War Two (Old Timer's Disease)
    MARS
  4. 3. Submitting Submissions
    First Notes
  5. 4. Riders to Heart's End!
    Black Flame
  6. 5. Scapegoat in Four Colors Part 1
    The Origins of Comics
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