Epic Illustrated was Marvel Comics attempt at a Heavy Metal-type anthology of science-fiction and fantasy stories. It also served as the launching point of their Epic Comics imprint of creator owned comics. Most issues of the magazine were edited by Archie Goodwin.
The second in a series of short stories by Harlan Ellison of the Earth-Kyba War that ran in Epic Illustrated. These adaptations by Ken Steacy were later collected by Comico in the Night and the Enemy graphic novel.
Also included in this issue are a chapter of Jim Starlin’s “Metamorphosis Odyssey”, along with work by Mike Saenz, Ron Goulart, Jean Bello, Steve Bissette, and Rick Veitch.