Eclipse has published its share of gimmicks (trading cards, scratch-off lottery cards), and one of them was three dimensional comics. You know, the kind where you wear a blue and a red glass and go “whoa” while reading.
If I’m counting correctly, they published 23 of these, which is way more than you would have thought there was a market for. The earliest ones published by Eclipse were clearly created by artists that were excited to experiment with this format and have fun. Then the drudgery set in, and Eclipse started reprinting public domain comics from the last time 3-D comics were a thing; i.e., the 50s, and also converting random comics drawn for 2-D to 3-D.
Well, the latter is just a guess, but some of the later 3-D comics (like the first The New Wave vs. the Volunteers) barely 3-D at all because the figures and objects are placed so they’re overlapping or at the edges of panels.
So while I was reading these comics, I was hugely amused at first, but then the novelty seriously wore off.
All (or virtually all) of these comics were also published in 2-D (black and white) editions. Editor-in-chief catherine yronwode wrote that those editions were done in editions of 100, and they “bound” them by hand in the Eclipse offices by stapling these 2-D innards into the normal 3-D edition covers. They’re therefore some of the rarest comics they published, and I’ve never seen a copy.