On a Clear Day You Can See Dagobah

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Title: On a Clear Day You Can See Dagobah (Dagobah)
Editor(s): Mark Fisher and Melea Fisher (M and M Graphics)
Date(s): 1985 - 1995
Medium: print zine
Fandom: Star Wars
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On a Clear Day You Can See Dagobah is a series of gen Star Wars fanzines. 8 issues were published between 1985 and 1995.

Issues 1-3 were titled "On a Clear Day You Can See Dagobah." Issues 4-9 were titled simply "Dagobah."

The editors were Mark and Melea Fisher. It contained stories by multiple authors, some had color covers, and interior illustrations by various fan artists including the two editors.

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

On a Clear Day You Can See Dagobah 1 was published in 1985 and contains 96 pages.

From the original publisher's flyer: "A virgin zine featuring an "In-Laws" story by Ann Wortham. Why was it that trouble seemed to follow Han Solo no matter where he went? All he had to do was buy a certain lady a drink. "Mourning" by Jeanine Hennig.Leia and Wedge share an ancient ritual in memory of Alderaan. "With a Bit of Luck" by Carolyn Cooper. Luke spends the first day with his newly discovered daughter, only to find that a six-year-old can keep a Jedi busy! Also, stories and poetry by Cheree Cargill, Mark and Melea Fisher, Violet Nordstrom; puzzles by Lynda Vandiver. Premiering artwork by Jim Markle, Steve Bales, Mark Fisher and Melea Roden Fisher, and including artwork by Jenni and Dani." [1]

  • Mourning by Jeanine Hennig (also in Catalyst! Collected)
  • an "In-Laws story" by Ann Wortham
  • With a Bit of Luck by Carolyn Cooper
  • other stories and art by Cheree Cargill, Mark and Melea Fisher, Violet Nordstrom
  • puzzles by Lynda Vandiver
  • art by Jim Markle, Steve Bales, Mark Fisher, Melea Roden Fisher, Jenni Hennig and Dani

Issue 2

cover of issue #2
inside art from issue #2

On a Clear Day You Can See Dagobah 2 was published in 1986 and contains 179 pages. It is also called "On a Clear Day You Can See Dagobah Again." Artwork by Melea Fisher, Jim Markle, Steven Bales, Sandi Jones.

  • Hunting the Hunter by Martha Wilson (Martha Wilson's first ever Star Wars story, and first story in the Arandu Series. Han meets a Sith Lord while captured by Boba Fett.) (reprinted in The Renegade and the Rogue)
  • But That Was Yesterday by Lynda Vandiver
  • Training of a Jedi by Mary St. Cyr
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Michelle Malkin
  • Boba Fett's Lament by Rhonda Henderson
  • The Good, the Bad and the Royal by Ann Wortham
  • Motherless Child by Michelle Malkin
  • Hold On by Marci Erwin
  • Mixed Blessings by Pat Grant
  • The Falcon With the Dish on Top by Ellen Randolph (pen name for pro author Melanie Rawn)
  • The Fourth Apparition by Ann E. Huiznega
  • Will I? by L. A. Carr
  • other unknown smaller content

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Dagobah 3 was published in 1987 and is 146 pages long.

  • Bespin Delusion by Carolyn Golledge. What happened when Han, Leia and Chewie walked into Vader's little dinner party on Bespin?
  • Shadow of the Hunter --story--Martha Wilson --20 pages (On a mission to Commenor, Han and Leia encounter a Sith Lord and uncover a traitor in the Alliance. Second story in the Arandu Series. See The Renegade and the Rogue)
  • Blood Right (Catalyst) --story--Jeanine Hennig --17 pages (also in Catalyst! Collected)
  • For Liberty or Death--poem--Barbara Gardner-- 1 page
  • Like My Father Before Me--vignette--Ellen Randolph--1 page
  • Potential--story--Waverly Pierre III--16 pages
  • Without Wings--poem--Marci Erwin--1 page
  • Twist of Fate---vignette--Barbara Gardner--1 page
  • Winter Sports--story--Karen Ripley--6 pages *
  • It's Only Thunder--story--L.A. Carr--4 pages
  • The Gerster Affair---story--Marti Schuller--103 pages
  • Regrets--poem--Barbara Gardner--1 page
  • Silent Message--story--Barbara Drake--21 pages
  • When You're Hot, You're Hot--poem--Rhonda Henderson--1 page

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Dagobah 4 was published in 1989 and is 113 pages long.

  • The Artash Gamble by Martha Wilson (28 pages) (Han and Leia are caught up in an Imperial entanglement while trying to rescue Luke and other rebels from an ambush on a commerical space station. Fourth story in the Arandu Series.) (reprinted in The Renegade and the Rogue)
  • Knights in Pink Satin (12 pages) (from the author, Carolyn Golledge: "This is comedy-farce and not meant to be taken seriously. Tells the tale of what would happen if a Luke-fan joined the Rebellion. (The punchline concerns the friend upon whom I based this story, suddenly switching from Star Wars to Beauty and The Beast)"
  • The Message by Marti Schuller (14 pages)
  • Betrayal (12 pages)
  • The Portside Girl (5 pages)
  • Blood-Stained Hands (4 pages)
  • The Knighting (11 pages)
  • Sha-Khan (28 pages)

Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Dagobah 5 was published in 1991 and contains 182 pages. Eds: Mark & Melea Fisher [1]. Cover by Melea Fisher won the Star aWards 1991 SW COVER ARTIST.

  • Death And Taxes----story---Carolyn Cooper 10 pages
  • Lost Soul----poem---Lorrie Cherry 1 page
  • Wind Chill Factors---story---Sue Zahn 3 pages
  • A Tribute to a Not So Ordinary Man---poem-Debbie Hoyt 1 page
  • Hoth Winds----story---Z.P. Florian 3 pages
  • Luke's Farewell to Yoda---poem---Debbie Hoyt 1 page
  • Force Factor 9----story----Anne Goetz 29 pages
  • It's All in the Brain ---story---Homer Sapiento (A knock on the head (and Han's attempt to help) accidently changes Luke's personality.) 10 pages
  • Welcome ----story---Carolyn Golledge 11 pages (Set during Return of the Jedi. Follows "A Flicker of Light" chronologically. Han Solo has been successfully rescued from Jabba the Hutt. Physically he seems fine, but what psychological scars yet remain to disable him? Also in Hoth or Bust)
  • Conclusion---poem---Melanie Guttierrez 1 page
  • Chosen---story---Barbara Drake 22 pages
  • Nobility's Price----poem---Susan Zahn 1 page
  • Fine Dining---vignette---Z.P. Florian 1 page
  • From Another Point of View----story---Ann Goetz 61 pages

Issue 6

cover issue #6
flyer for issue #6, from a 1992 Southern Enclave

Dagobah 6 was published in 1992 and contains 120 pages. Cover by Mark Fisher tied for the 1992 Star aWards SW COVER ARTIST.

  • Love and Justice by Ann Goetz (Post ROTJ) Anakin Skywaker survives the second Death Star only to be charged with war crimes by the Alliance. Luke is left to defend him, but will Leia forgive him if he does?
  • Wish I May by Susan Zahn (could also be called "Storm Front") (During SW) Leia didn't even hear the last part of his comment, her eyes widening in surprise as recognition dawned. "Han Solo. I've heard af you."
  • Prisoner of the Empire by Marti Schuller (post ROTJ) While on a rescue mission to release political prisoners from a secret Imperial prison, Luke befriends a half-wild girl who is strong in the Force.
  • Less Than Twelve Parsecs by Z.P. Florian (Pre SW) Han Solo and Chewbacca accidentaly win the Kessel Run race with the fastest time recorded. (reprinted in Han Solo)
  • Corellian Bonding by Z.P. Florian (post ROTJ) Han Solo's buddies give him a traditional bachalor party the night before his wedding, and Leia learns more than she cares about Corellian wedding rituals.
  • The Stand by James A. Casselbury (pre SW) An Imperial commander reminisces about a famous battle that occured during his youth.
  • Dialogue by Marti Schuller (post ROTJ) I.uke tries to convince Leia to forgive their father, but she finds that her hate for Vader is too strong.
  • Tainted Sands by Barbara Drake (pre SW) Leanna Skywalker is discovered hiding on Tatooine by bounty hunters and desparetly tries to save the life of her new baby while Obi-Wan tries to shield a young Luke from their probings.
  • features artwork by Z.P. Florian, Mark and Melea Fisher and Paul Robert's plans for how to build your own Skyhopper model like Luke was playing with in SW.

Issue 7

cover of issue #7, Mark Fisher

Dagobah 7 was published in 1994. It is 137 pages long and contains about 15 stories and poems. This issue won an Honorable mention in the 1994 Star aWards for Best SW Zine as well as an Honorable Mention for Mark Fisher's front cover.

Partial table of contents:

  • Words of Wisdom by Susan Zahn
  • A Finite Distance by Susan Zahn
  • Han's Asteroid by Lisa Cowan (Honorable Mention for the 1994 Star aWards Best Filk).
  • Falcon or Master by Jennifer Moore (Honorable Mention for the 1994 Star aWards Best Poem).
  • Takh Solo by Z.P. Florian (reprinted in Han Solo)

Issue 8

cover #8

Dagobah 8 was published in 1995 and has 144 pages. It won an Honorable Mention in the 1995 Star aWards for 'Best Star Wars Zine' as we all an Honorable Mention as 'Best Cover Artist' for Melea Fisher's back cover.

A partial table of contents:

  • Of Time and Regret by Veronica Wilson. Winner of the Star aWards 'Best Short Story' for 1995. (Palpatine ponders his fraught relationship with Vader, debating what to do about the existence of Luke Skywalker and his own all-too-inconvenient sentiments.)(archived link)
  • Decent Proposal by Mary Jo Fox. Star aWards 1995 Honorable Mention for 'Best Star Wars Vignette'
  • What Might Have Been by Marti Schuller. Star aWards 1995 Honorable Mention for 'Best Star Wars Vignette'
  • Between The Lines by Susan Zahn. Winner of the Star aWards 'Best Long Story (over 30 pages)'
  • The Haelon by Marti Schuller. Honorable Mention of the Star aWards 'Best Long Story' (over 30 pages)
  • A Wookiee's Eye View by Jennifer Moore. Honorable Mention of the Star aWards 'Best Poem' of 1995.

Issue 9

Dagobah 9 was published in 1999.

Partial table of contents:


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