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Showcase Presents: Eclipso (Showcase Presents)

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Nearly 300 pages of classic super hero adventure are collected in this value-priced volume!

The adventures of the villainous Eclipso, one of the strangest DC Comics characters of the 1960s, are collected here for the first time. On an expedition in the south Pacific, scientist Bruce Gordon's dark side is unleashed after being exposed to a black diamond. Transformed into the
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by DC Comics (first published 2009)
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Jason Luna
Jul 23, 2014 Jason Luna rated it liked it
This is a case of an intriguing premise making a readable book out of otherwise incredibly bad art and frustrating and borderline unreadable writing.

The idea sounds kind of cool: this scientist has a villain alter ego that comes out when an eclipse happens.

But in practice, Bob Haney's mediocre machinations of it get pretty tedious. For one thing, there's always a lot of explaining, half the stories (maybe more, maybe three quarters) are pseudo science. Characters say out loud things like "We hav
Sep 07, 2009 Tom rated it it was ok
Of late, DC Comics Showcase volumes have been coming in thinner than the standard 500+ pages they started off with. This would bother me more if the material found inside were the sort of Silver Age fun that made me a fan of this series. However, the Eclipso volume didn't do much for me, and I was somewhat glad it clocked in at less than 300 pages.

The problem is the main character is a villain, and by Comics Code rules, villains can't ever win. This can be compensated by giving him a good advers
Reprints House of Secrets #61-80. Bruce Gordon accidentally unleashes evil on the world in the form of Eclipso and fights to find a way to contain him. Eclipso is kind of all over the place. There are some very good issues and some very bad issues. They are all fairly short since they shared House of Secrets with other stories so if one story is bad, the next might work. The stories that work the best are stories where Eclipso is forced to team with Gordon or be a hero. Otherwise, Eclipso pretty ...more
Nov 07, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
This is one of the slimmer Showcase reprint books, but it is absolutely the most cost effective way to get this much Toth art in one purchase. Toth was a master, in my humble opinion, but here he seemed restrained by the limits of the genre. Still, it's an okay read.
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Mar 20, 2010 Man Solo rated it really liked it
Some parts are ok, but some aren't. Not all the stories are good but Eclipso as both hero and villian is entertaining.
Gary Lee
Nov 19, 2009 Gary Lee rated it did not like it
Ugh...I give up. Bad writing made worse by horrible characters.
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