Epic Illustrated was touted as a new experience in adult fantasy and science fiction adventure. Published by Marvel Comics, this magazine was aimed at a more mature audience.
In this issue: A philosophical tale about God with Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, and his herald the Silver Surfer in “The Answer” by Stan Lee, John Buscema and Rudy Nebres (with colors by Rick Veitch). Plus: Selah defies her father, Olbar, to be with Malak in the ElfQuest story “Homespun” by Wendy Pini; “Aware” by Leopoldo Duranona; “For the Next 60 Seconds” by Bob Larkin; “Aknaton (Metamorphosis Odyssey Chapter I)” by Jim Starlin; “Lullabye of Bedlam” by Ray Rue; “Elfspire” (preview excerpt of an illustrated text story) by John Poscik and Thomas Blackshear; 1-pagers by Mirko Ilic – “History of Human Absurdity Part 1,” “The Victor” and “Shakti”; “Convert” by Ernie Colon; “Heads” by Arthur Suydam; “Za! (Metamorphosis Odyssey Chapter II)” by Starlin; “Juliet (Metamorphosis Odyssey Chapter III)” by Starlin; “Detour” (text story with one illustration) by George Bush; and “Topaz” by Carl Potts. Plus: Feedback comments on Epic Illustrated from Neal Adams, Ray Bradbury, George Pal, Joseph Stefano and Ian Summers.
96 page partial color magazine
Marvel Comics, 1980