In celebration of its First Anniversary, Epic Illustrated made the leap from quarterly to bi-monthly publication frequency.
This issue features contributions from Roy Thomas & Tom Conrad, Ralph Macchio & Joe Jusko, Bill Mantlo & Polly Law, Rick Veitch, Dennis O'Neil, Jim Starlin, Charles Vess, Margaret Gallagher, and Pepe Moreno. Cover is by The Brothers Hildebrandt.
An all-American counterpart to the Euro-centric Heavy Metal, Epic Illustrated was the flagship title of Marvel Comics' creator-owned Epic imprint. Under the editorial direction of the late great comics legend Archie Goodwin, Epic Illustrated, as well as the diverse line-up of titles published under the Epic Comics banner, featured the work of an all-star cast of American comic book creators.