Epic Illustrated

    (Epic, 1980-1986)
Epic

By the late 1970s, Marvel had begun to adventure into alternate types of publications and comics. It began by introducing a number of more adult-oriented comics in magazine format, including Marvel Preview and Savage Sword of Conan. They were followed, in 1980, by Epic Illustrated, a beautifully drawn magazine of fantasy and science-fiction stories. The success of Epic Illustrated led Marvel to pursue the adult comics idea in Epic, a new line of comics which included Dreadstar, Six From Sirius, The Sisterhood of Steel, and countless others.

Epic Illustrated, itself, was a fine collection of work by such talents as Bernie Wrightson, Paul Gulacy, Jim Starlin, and many more of the biggest names in comics. With better printing, a longer story format, and fewer content restrictions, these artists were able to use Epic Illustrated to try out their best and most fantastic ideas.

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#1

  3/1/1980
  $2.00
  $72.00
24 copies available from $6.50
1st Appearance of Dreadstar; Spring 1980Stan Lee, Wendy Pini, Leopoldo Durañona, Bob Larkin, Jim Starlin, Ray Rue, John Pocsik, Mirko Ilic, Ernie Colón, Arthur Suydam, George Bush, Carl PottsCarl Potts, Ernie Colón, Jim Starlin, Rick Veitch, Wendy Pini, John Buscema, Rudy Nebres, Leopoldo Durañona, Bob Larkin, Ray Rue, Thomas Blackshear, Mirko Ilic, Arthur Suydam, George Bush

#2

  6/1/1980
  $2.00
  $17.00
7 copies available from $4.99
Summer 1980Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Stephen R. Bissette, Maurice Horn, Jim Starlin, P. Craig Russell, Steve Swires, Archie Goodwin, Samuel r. Delany, Ernie ColónTim Conrad, Daina Graziunas, Rick Veitch, Maurice Horn, Jim Starlin, P. Craig Russell, Archie Goodwin, Howard Chaykin, Bob Wakelin, Ernie Colón

#3

  9/1/1980
  $2.00
  $120.00
8 copies available from $4.80
Fall 1980Roy Thomas, Jim Starlin, Archie Goodwin, Doug Moench, Denny O’Neil, Mike W. Barr, Bob Wakelin, Paul Kirchner, Bruce JonesP. Craig Russell, Jim Starlin, George Bush, Paul Gulacy, Tim Conrad, Terry Lindall, Michael Golden, Bob Wakelin, Paul Kirchner, Mike Saenz

#4

  12/1/1980
  $2.00
  $19.00
8 copies available from $5.25
Winter 1980Jim Starlin, Roy Thomas, Archie Goodwin, Marc Hempel, B.K. Taylor, Paul Kirchner, Rick Veitch, Ken Steacy, Harlan EllisonJim Starlin, Shotaro Ishimori, P. Craig Russell, Tim Conrad, Marc Hempel, James Fox, Paul Kirchner, Rick Veitch, Ken Steacy

#5

  4/1/1981
  $2.00
  $12.50
7 copies available from $2.98
 Roy Thomas, Ralph Macchio, Bill Mantlo, Mirko Il Ic, Mary Jo Duffy, Rick Veitch, Denny O’Neil, Jim Starlin, Archie Goodwin, Pepé Moreno, Charles Vess, Margaret GallagherTim Conrad, Joe Jusko, Polly Law, Mirko Il Ic, Rick Veitch, Jim Starlin, Eliot Brown, Pepé Moreno, Charles Vess, Margaret Gallagher

#6

  6/1/1981
  $2.00
  $10.00
8 copies available from $4.80
 Roy Kinnard, Bob Aull, Ron Goulart, Ken Steacy, Harlan Ellison, Jim Starlin, Jean Bello, Mary Jo Duffy, Denny O’Neil, Stephen R. Bissette, Steve Perry, Rick VeitchMike Saenz, Bob Aull, Phoebe Berry, Ken Steacy, Jim Starlin, Jean Bello, Stephen R. Bissette, Rick Veitch

#7

  8/1/1981
  $2.00
  $13.00
8 copies available from $1.75
 Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Jim Starlin, Tim Caldwell, Steven Grant, Graham Marks, John Bolton, Mary Jo Duffy, Tim Conrad, Dean MotterNeal Adams, Pepé Moreno, Jim Starlin, Jeff Potter, John Bolton, Tim Conrad, Dean Motter

#8

  10/1/1981
  $2.00
  $13.50
7 copies available from $1.20
 Arthur Suydam, Mark Wheatley, Archie Goodwin, Trina Robbins, Jim Starlin, Tim Conrad, Charles Vess, Mary Jo Duffy, Denny Daley, Denny O’Neil, Steven Grant, Rick VeitchArthur Suydam, Mark Wheatley, Trina Robbins, Jim Starlin, Tim conrad, Charles Vess, Mike Saenz, Rick Veitch

#9

  12/1/1981
  $2.00
  $12.00
8 copies available from $2.80
 Jim Starlin, Archie Goodwin, Tim Conrad, Charles Vess, Doug Moench, David Kasakove, Lee Marrs, Denny O’Neil, P. Craig RussellJim Starlin, Tim Conrad, Charles Vess, John Buscema, Marie Severin, Steve Oliff, David Kasakove, Lee Marrs, P. Craig Russell

#10

  2/1/1982
  $2.00
  $17.00
7 copies available from $2.45
 Rick Veitch, Mary Jo Duffy, Steadroy Cleghorne, Roger McKenize, Ken Macklin, Charles Vess, Arthur Suydam, Denny O’Neil, Chris Claremont, Steven Grant, Pepé Moreno, Kaze ShinobuRick Veitch, Steadroy Cleghorne, Jeff Easley, Ken Macklin, Charles Vess, Arthur Suydam, John Bolton, Pepé Moreno, Kaze Shinobu

#11

  4/1/1982
  $2.50
  $31.00
7 copies available from $9.90
 Harlan Ellison, Ken Steacy, Rick Veitch, Denny O’Neil, Leopoldo Durañona, Doug Moench, Archie Goodwin, Mary Jo Duffy, Robert Rodi, Chris ClaremontKen Steacy, Rick Veitch, Leopoldo Durañona, John Buscema, Marie Severin, Steve Oliff, Joe Jusko, John Bolton

#12

  6/1/1982
  $2.50
  $24.00
5 copies available from $2.05
 Doug Moench, Mary Jo Duffy, Jon J. Muth, Chris Claremont, Rick Veitch, Bruce Sakow, Steven Grant, Ron Goulart, Basil Wolverton, Ralph Reese, Zoran VanjakaJohn Buscema, Marie Severin, Jon J. Muth, John Bolton, Rick Veitch, Gerald Slater, Ron Goulart, Ralph Reese, Basil Wolverton, Zoran Vanjaka

#13

  8/1/1982
  $2.50
  $16.00
6 copies available from $3.00
 Doug Moench, Margaret Gallagher, Arthur Suydam, Archie Goodwin, Rick Veitch, Carl Potts, Mary Jo Duffy, Steven Grant, Pepé Moreno, Denny O’NeilJohn Bolton, James Romberger, Arthur Suydam, Al Williamson, Carlos Garzon, Rick Veitch, Carl Potts, Pepé Moreno, Mike Saenz, John Buscema

#14

  10/1/1982
  $2.50
  $17.00
2 copies available from $18.00
P. Craig Russell interview; Ralph McQuarrie: Revenge of the Jedi preview; Elric of Melnibone story; Abraxas and the Earthman story; Doctor Watchstop storyRoy Thomas, Jim Starlin, Rick Veitch, Ken Macklin, Arthur Suydam, Paul Kirchner, Lee MarrsP. Craig Russell, Jim Starlin, Rick Veitch, Ken Macklin, Ralph McQuarrie, Arthur Suydam, Paul Kirchner, Lee Marrs

#15

  12/1/1982
  $2.50
  $70.00
6 copies available from $33.40
The Last of the Dragons story; The Liehs story; Dreadstar story; Abraxas and the Earthman story; Jeremy Brood story; Gideon Plexus storyCarl Potts, Denny O’Neil, Bob Aull, Graham Marks, Jim Starlin, Rick Veitch, Mary Jo Duffy, Jan Strnad, Steven Grant, Zoran VanjakaCarl Potts, Bob Aull, John Bolton, Jim Starlin, Rick Veitch, Boris Vallejo, Richard Corben, Zoran Vanjaka

#16

  2/1/1983
  $2.50
  $17.00
4 copies available from $4.50
Feb. 1982 misprint date on indicia pageRick Veitch, Marc Hempel, Barry Windsor-Smith, Mary Jo Duffy, Archie Goodwin, Dave Sim, Elizabeth A. Lynn, Carl Potts, Denny O’Neil, Steven Grant, Charles VessRick Veitch, Marc Hempel, Barry Windsor-Smith, Dave Sim, Trina Robbins, Carl Potts, Charles Vess

#17

  4/1/1983
  $2.50
  $13.00
4 copies available from $9.50
 Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Will Brown, Mary Jo Duffy, Rick Veitch, Denny O’Neil, Ron Goulart, Carl Potts, Michael W. Kaluta, Steven Grant, Walt Simonson, Scott HamptonPepé Moreno, Will Brown, Mary Jo Duffy, Rick Veitch, Carl Potts, Michael W. Kaluta, Walt Simonson, Scott Hampton

#18

  6/1/1983
  $2.50
  $7.50
5 copies available from $1.95
 Mike Saenz, Chris Claremont, Carl Potts, Denny O’Neil, Peter Kuper, Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Bob Aull, Rick Bryant, Mary Jo Duffy, Go Nagai, Rick GearyMike Saenz, John Bolton, Carl Potts, Peter Kuper, Pepé Moreno, Bob Aull, Rick Bryant, Go Nagai, Rick Geary, Kent Williams

#19

  8/1/1983
  $2.50
  $17.00
6 copies available from $5.30
 Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Mary Jo Duffy, Bo Hampton, Denny O’Neil, Vaughn Bodé, Jean Bello, Carl Potts, Jon J. Muth, Rick Veitch, Pat BoyettePepé Moreno, Bo Hampton, Garret Lavin, Vaughn Bodé, Mark Bodé, Jean Bello, Barry Windsor-Smith, Jeff Jones, Robert Gould, Carl Potts, Jon J. Muth, Rick Veitch, Pat Boyette

#20

  10/1/1983
  $2.50
  $11.50
5 copies available from $1.58
 Dean Motter, Carl Potts, Mary Jo Duffy, Giovanni Cavassori, Denny O’Neil, Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Robert Gould, Steven Grant, Roger Stern, George Pratt, Jon J. Muth, Larry HamaKen Steacy, Carl Potts, Giovanni Cavassori, Pepé Moreno, Robert Gould, Victor de la Fuente, Kent Williams, Jon J. Muth, Rogerio Nogueria

#21

  12/1/1983
  $2.50
  $15.00
6 copies available from $5.50
 Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Toren Smith, Charles Vess, James Fox, Dean Motter, Ray Chadwick, Michael W. Kaluta, Mary Jo Duffy, Denny O’Neil, Jon J. MuthPepé Moreno, Ken Macklin, Charles Vess, James Fox, Ken Steacy, Ray Chadwick, Michael W. Kaluta, Kent Williams, Jon J. Muth

#22

  2/1/1984
  $2.50
  $19.00
5 copies available from $3.75
 Chris Claremont, Dean Motter, Denny O’Neil, Larry Glover, Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Laurie Sutton, Jim Starlin, Adolfo Buylla, Mary Jo DuffyJohn Bolton, Ken Steacy, Bernie Wrightson, Pepé Moreno, Bill Sienkiewicz, Charles Vess, Daina Graziunas, Phil Hale, Adolfo Buylla

#23

  4/1/1984
  $2.50
  $12.00
4 copies available from $9.50
 Chris Claremont, Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Denny O’Neil, Zoran Vanjaka, Mary Jo Duffy, Dean Motter, Vaughn Bodé, Bill DuBayJohn Bolton, Pepé Moreno, Zoran Vanjaka, Ken Steacy, Pat Ortega, Vaughn Bodé, Lee Elias

#24

  6/1/1984
  $2.50
  $11.50
4 copies available from $1.29
Preview of HeartburstDean Motter, Jon J. Muth, Michael W. Kaluta, Pepé Moreno, Archie Goodwin, Roger Zelazny, Laurie Sutton, John BoltonKen Steacy, Pat Ortega, Jon J. Muth, Michael W. Kaluta, Pepé Moreno, Peter Botsis, Jon Zack, Charles Vess, John Bolton, Lela Dowling

#25

  8/1/1984
  $2.50
  $19.00
4 copies available from $19.00
 Dean Motter, Mary Jo Duffy, Bernie Wrightson, Denny O’Neil, Rick Veitch, John Lakey, Laura Lakey, Archie Goodwin, Tim ConradKen Steacy, Bernie Wrightson, Rick Veitch, John Lakey, Laura Lakey, John Bolton, Tim Conrad

#26

  10/1/1984
  $2.50
  $8.50
4 copies available from $2.31
 John Byrne, John Robert Tebbel, Martha Thomases, John Lakey, Laura Lakey, Rick Geary, Michael W. Kaluta, Dave Sim, Tim Conrad, Denny O’Neil, Mary Jo Duffy, Keiichi Koiki, Dean MotterJohn Byrne, Ken Steacy, John Lakey, Laura Lakey, Rick Geary, Michael W. Kaluta, Dave Sim, Gerhard, Tim Conrad, Keiichi Koike

#27

  12/1/1984
  $2.50
  $17.00
5 copies available from $4.00
 John Byrne, Jan Strnad, David Day, Mike Saenz, Mark Evanier, Vaughn Bodé, Archie Goodwin, Elaine Lee, Tim Conrad, Larry S. ToddJohn Byrne, Neal McPheeters, Alan Lee, Sergio Aragonés, Mike Saenz, Vaughn Bodé, Mark Bodé, Al Williamson, Charles Vess, Tim Conrad

#28

  2/1/1985
  $2.50
  $10.00
4 copies available from $6.50
 John Byrne, Larry S. Todd, Dave Sim, Laurie Sutton, Steve Sabella, Rick Veitch, Robert Rodi, Tim Conrad, Zoran VanjakaJohn Byrne, Mark Bodé, Dave Sim, Gerhard, Ron Fontes, Steve Sabella, Rick Veitch, Kent Williams, Tim Conrad, Zoran Vanjaka, Michael W. Kaluta

#29

  4/1/1985
  $2.50
  $12.50
7 copies available from $1.05
 John Byrne, Kent Williams, Archie Goodwin, Mary Jo Duffy, Phil Hale, Ken Macklin, Rick Veitch, Larry S. Todd, John Lakey, Laura LakeyJohn Byrne, Kent Williams, José Segrelles, Jon Zack, Phil Hale, Ken Macklin, Rick Veitch, Zoran Vanjaka, Make Bodé, Rich Buckler, John Lakey, Laura Lakey, Steve Hickman

#30

  6/1/1985
  $2.50
  $22.00
5 copies available from $6.10
Preview of The Raven Banner: A Tale of AsgardJohn Byrne, Dave Sim, Larry S. Todd, Archie Goodwin, Mary Jo Duffy, Jim Starlin, Alan Zelenetz, Rick Geary, Tim Conrad, Pepé MorenoJohn Byrne, Dave Sim, Mark Bodé, Alix Berenzy, Kent Williams, Jim Starlin, Charles Vess, Rick Geary, Tim Conrad, Pepé Moreno

#31

  8/1/1985
  $2.50
  $25.00
7 copies available from $4.00
Preview of The Black DragonJohn Byrne, Jon J. Muth, Larry S. Todd, Denny O’Neil, John Robert Tebbel, Martha Thomases, Archie Goodwin, Paty Cockrum, Zoran Vanjaka, Mary Jo Duffy, Marc Hempel, Tim ConradJohn Byrne, Jon J. Muth, Kent Williams, Mark Bodé, Victor de la Fuente, Paty Cockrum, Zoran Vanjaka, Tim Conrad, John Bolton, Mark Hempel

#32

  10/1/1985
  $2.50
  $15.00
3 copies available from $15.00
 John Byrne, Edward Bryant, Bo Hampton, Archie Goodwin, Gonzalo Mayo, Robert Rodi, Mark Wheatley, Tim Conrad, Gene DayJohn Byrne, Carol Kimball, Bo Hampton, James Geldhoff, Dave Sim, Gerhard, Gonzalo Mayo, Lela Dowling, Mark Wheatley, Tim Conrad, Dan Day

#33

  12/1/1985
  $2.50
  $65.00
5 copies available from $30.00
 John Byrne, Ken Macklin, Tim Conrad, Lynn Parrish, Mike Baron, P. Craig Russell, Kent Williams, Kevin Duane, Gene Day, Doug Moench, Phil Hale, Patrick C. MasonJohn Byrne, Ken Macklin, Tim Conrad, Kent Williams, John Totleben, P. Craig Russell, Mark Bodé, Dan Day, Phil Hale

#34

  2/1/1986
  $2.50
  $45.00
5 copies available from $25.00
Final IssueJohn Byrne, Paolo Serpieri, Alan Moore, Barry Windsor-Smith, Archie Goodwin, Ken Macklin, Mary Jo Duffy, Bernie Wrightson, Arthur Suydam, Jim Starlin, Roy Thomas, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chelsea Mann, Cheryl Manaus, E.H. TerrillJohn Byrne, Paolo Serpieri, Rick Veitch, Barry Windsor-Smith, Al Williamson, Ken Macklin, T. Sagara, Bernie Wrightson, Arthur Suydam, Jim Starlin, Sandy Plunkett, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael White, Cheryl Manaus, E.H. Terrill

Collector's Preview #1

 
  $0.00
  $1.00
No copies available
16-page promotional retailer sampler featuring teaser pages from the first issue of Epic Illustrated, advertised as a new experience in adult fantasy and science-fiction adventure from Marvel Comics; Shares issue #1’s cover art by the legendary Frank Frazetta and includes sample pages by Ray Rue, Bob Larkin, Jim Starlin, Wendy Pini, Ernie Colon, Arthur Suydam, and more; ca. 1980