Eclipso #77
(3ème trimestre 1981)

Arédit-Artima, 1968 Series
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Price
5 FRF
Pages
132
On-sale date
1981
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Artima
Brand
Comics Pocket
Editing
?
Color
Noir et Blanc [Black and White]
Dimensions
13cm x 19cm [digest]
Paper Stock
Papier journal [Newsprint]
Binding
Broché [squarebound]
Publishing Format
Etait une série non limitéé [Was Ongoing Series]

La cité du bout du monde (Table of Contents)

Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Gulacy
Inks
Paul Gulacy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
arts martiaux (martial arts)
Characters
Shang-Chi; Chankar; Shaka Kharn; Fu Manchu
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Indexer Notes

La signature de Paul Gulacy est effacée. [The Paul Gulacy's signature is erased.]

Le pays fantastique (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

1ère partie La cité du bout du monde (Table of Contents: 2)

Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu] / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Paul Gulacy
Inks
Jack Abel (uncredited); Pablo Marcos (uncredited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
arts martiaux (martial arts)
Characters
Black Jack Tarr; Shang-Chi; Leiko Wu; Clive Reston; Sir Denis Nayland Smith; James Larner; Fah Lo Suee; Fu Manchu; Shaka Kharn
Synopsis
Black Jack Tarr arrives at Fu Manchu's fortress. He finds Larner and Fah Lo Suee who are cooperating against Fu. She reveals Fu's appalling plan for world domination - through destruction. Tarr penetrates the fortress and joins with Chi, Leiko, and Reston while Larner has his own mission. Shang-Chi beats up 400 minions before he encounters the newly resurrected Shaka Kharn.
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Indexer Notes

Most of page two printed directly from Gulacy's pencils.

Fourth of a six-part storyline. Each issue is narrated by a different character - this one by Black Jack Tarr.

2e partie (Table of Contents: 3)

Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu] / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Paul Gulacy
Inks
Pablo Marcos (uncredited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
arts martiaux (martial arts)
Characters
Shang-Chi; Leiko Wu; Clive Reston; Nayland Smith; Black Jack Tarr; James Larner (death); Fah Lo Suee; Fu Manchu; Shaka Kharn
Synopsis
Leiko Wu and Clive Reston enter a silo in Fu Manchu's fortress to find what appears to be a large spacecraft. Alerted, Fu Manchu is confronted by Black Jack Tarr. Tarr doesn't stand a chance and Fu secures the spacecraft. Shang-Chi battles his ancestor Shaka Kharn. It doesn't go well, though he does manage to escape. Fu Manchu and Shaka Kharn take off in the spacecraft just before Larner collapses the mountain, dying in the process.
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Indexer Notes

Fifth of a six-part storyline. Each issue is narrated by a different character - this one by Nayland Smith.

3e partie (Table of Contents: 4)

Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Paul Gulacy
Inks
Mike Esposito (uncredited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
arts martiaux (martial arts)
Characters
Shang-Chi; Fu Manchu; Clive Reston; Sir Denis Nayland Smith; Ward Sarsfield; Ducharme; Shaka Kharn (death); Leiko Wu; Black Jack Tarr; James Larner (corpse); Fah Lo Suee
Synopsis
Shang-Chi and Clive Reston did not die in the collapsed fortress - they snuck aboard Fu Manchu's rocketship. Chi confronts his father. While they talk, Shaka Kharn forgoes his rejuvenation treatment to battle Chi. Without the treatment, he is defeated. The controls have been sabotaged: Fu Manchu cannot complete his awful plan. He escapes in a shuttle pod - to drift in space.
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Indexer Notes

Conclusion to the 6-part story, the return of Fu Manchu. Each chapter is narrated by a different character - this one by Fu Manchu himself.

4e partie (Table of Contents: 5)

Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Jim Craig
Inks
Pablo Marcos (uncredited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
arts martiaux (martial arts)
Characters
Shang-Chi; Clive Reston; Sir Denis Nayland Smith; Leiko Wu; Black Jack Tarr; Ms. Greville; Dr. Petrie
Synopsis
The funeral of James Larner. Flashback to Shang-Chi and Clive Reston's escape from Fu Manchu's rocket ship. Sir Denis Nayland Smith calls a meeting of his surviving agents. Chi is reunited with his cat. The meeting is attacked and Ms. Greville wounded. Shang-Chi and Leiko Wu quit. Reston and Tarr take leaves of absence.
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Indexer Notes

Epilogue to the six-part story #45-50.
Cover story

La marque de Kane (Table of Contents: 6)

La marque de Kane [Mark of Kane [Solomon Kane]] / comic story / 42 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Howard Chaykin
Letters
typeset

Genre
heroic fantasy (sword and sorcery)
Characters
Solomon Kane; Le Loup; Beast-headed men; La Costa (death); Raton (death); Gaston (death)
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Indexer Notes

Adapted from Robert E. Howard's story "Red Shadows."

Les 2 histoires originales sont réunies en un seul récit. [The 2 original stories are merged into a single one.]

Chaos (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Les Défenseurs [The Defenders] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Le Manoir des Fantômes] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Hulk] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Thor] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. La cité du bout du monde
    Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu]
  2. 1. Le pays fantastique
  3. 2. 1ère partie La cité du bout du monde
    Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu]
  4. 3. 2e partie
    Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu]
  5. 4. 3e partie
    Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu]
  6. 5. 4e partie
    Maître du Kung-Fu [Master of Kung Fu]
  7. 6. La marque de Kane
    La marque de Kane [Mark of Kane [Solomon Kane]]
  8. 7. Chaos
    Les Défenseurs [The Defenders]
  9. 8. [Le Manoir des Fantômes]
  10. 9. [Hulk]
  11. 10. [Thor]
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