Eclipse

One of the first independent colour comic companies to use the direct sales market emerging in the 1980's, Eclipse comics used several of the Hillman characters as the basis for their new universe, bringing back Valkyrie, Skywolf and the Heap, and introducing a new Airboy. Additionally they published the first Champions mini-series, prior to Hero Games setting up their own comics company, Hero Comics; and they also published a comic based on Fantasy Games Unlimited superhero RPG, Villains and Vigilantes. They reprinted the manga Mai the Psychic Girl, Dirty Pair and Dominion, bringing them to a Western fanbase, and adapted the classic novels The Hobbit and I Am Legend. Pulp hero the Spider, freedom fighter Zorro and British icons, John Steed and Emma Peel (in the Steed and Mrs.Peel mini-series), all experienced new adventures. Perhaps most significantly, Eclipse introduced American audiences to Miracleman. Since Eclipse ceased publishing many of their non-creator owned properties have been bought up by Todd McFarlane Productions.

Individuals

Airboy

Valkyrie

Skywolf

The Heap

Sgt. Strike

Strike

Prowler

Prowler

Misery

New Wave

Masked Man

Zzed / Dr Eclipse

Aztec Ace

Nine Crocodile

Cap'n Quick

Mr Monster

Destroyer Duck

The Black Terror

Static

Groo

Johnny Nemo

Miracleman

Kid Miracleman

Axel Pressbutton

Laser Eraser

Dishman

Reid Fleming

The Rocketeer

Bullet Crow

The Scythe

Paradax

Scout

Scorpio Rose

Zorro

Sabre

Universes

Adolescent Radioactive Black Belt Hamsters (now published by Dynamite)

Champions (before moving to Hero Comics, latterly called Heroic Publishing)

DNAgents (later briefly revived by Antarctic Press)

ESPers (later moved to Epic Comics)

Liberty Project (now reprinted by About Comics)

Villains and Vigilantes

Zot!

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