Eclipse Monthly

    (Eclipse, 1983-1984)
™ and ©1983 Eclipse Comics and the respective creators

(From the Slings & Arrows Comic Guide)

High-quality mainstream anthology, with good production values and an adventure-based remit. Eclipse Monthly mixed super-heroes and Westerns, moral tales and thrillers, and featured a star-studded line-up. Steve Ditko’s “Static,” while not the work of a creator at the peak of his powers, is still a thing of wonder (series two #1–3), and Doug Wildey’s complex Western, Rio (#1–4, 9–10), equals Clint Eastwood’s finest efforts in the genre. Steve Englehart and Marshall Rogers’ Coyote appeared in series one #2–8 before spinning off into its own Epic title, and Don McGregor and Gene Colan’s “Ragamuffins” was a far-sighted attempt—with its pencil-only artwork and reflective insight into the terrors and pressures of childhood—to expand what was an acceptable topic for a comic story. Although not to everyone’s taste, Trina Robbins’ stylised adaptation of a neglected and rather risqué Sax Rohmer pulp, Dope, is sympathetically executed. Although relying on a backbone of super-hero adventures (such as B. C.Boyer’s Spirit homage The Masked Man and Mark Evanier and Mike Sekowsky’s Nightingale), Eclipse Monthly got the best out of its contributors and is a lasting monument to the publishing company. The first series is a black and white magazine with occasional color pages, but the second is traditional comic format. ~FJ

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 B.C. Boyer, Doug Wildey, Marshall Rogers, Steve Ditko, Trina RobbinsB.C. Boyer, Doug Wildey, Klaus Janson, Marshall Rogers, Steve Ditko, Trina Robbins


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 Chris Goldberg, Marshall Rogers, Don McGreggor, B.C. BoyerMarshall Rogers, Gene Colan, B.C. Boyer


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 B.C. Boyer, Doug WildeyB.C. Boyer, Doug Wildey


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 B.C. Boyer, Christy Marx, Mark EvanierB.C. Boyer, Peter Ledger, Mike Sekowsky


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 Christy Marx, Don McGregor, B.C. BoyerPeter Ledger, Billy Graham, B.C. Boyer


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 B.C. Boyer, Doug Wildey, Wayne TrumanB.C. Boyer, Doug Wildey, Wayne Truman