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Eternity comics

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Eternity Comics was a California-based publisher of comic books active from 1986 to 1994, first as an independent publisher, then as an imprint of Malibu Comics. Eternity published creator-owned comics of an offbeat, independent flavor, as well as some licensed properties. Eternity was also notable for reprinting foreign titles, and introducing Cat Claw, The Jackaroo, and the Southern Squadron to the U.S. market. Eternity also published Dinosaurs for Hire and The Trouble with Girls. The company also published adaptions of Bram Stoker's Dracula, E.E. 'Doc' Smith's Lensman books, Robotech, Ed Wood's movie, Plan 9 From Outer Space, H.G. Wells' novel War of the Worlds, and US sitcom I Love Lucy.

Such well-known creators as Brian Pulido, Evan Dorkin, Dale Berry, Ben Dunn, Dean Haspiel, and Ron Lim got their starts with Eternity.

History

Robotech

One of Eternity's most successful titles was its 1988–1994 licensing of the Robotech franchise. The books were initially adapted and written by Chirs Ulm. The earlier issues were adaptations of the Robotech II: The Sentinels scripts and novels into the black and white comic book format. The artists, the twin brothers Jason Waltrip and John Waltrip later became the writers in addtion of doing the art. They began writing additional stories that expanded the canon beyond the initial 85 animated Robotech episodes and The Sentinels. As the series progressed the Waltrips began deviating from the Sentinels novels, adding new story elements and new characters.

Decline and acquisition by Marvel

With the decline of the black and white comic book market, Malibu stopped using the Eternity imprint before Marvel Comics acquired Malibu. Eternity's last two comic book franchises moved to other publishers in the middle of 1994: Ninja High School returning to Antarctic Press and Robotech moving to Academy Comics.

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