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.
Issue #17 includes: Cover art by Tim Conrad; "The Chess Game" featuring Generation Zero, script by Pepe Moreno (plot) and Archie Goodwin (script), art by Pepe Moreno; "Phantom City" featuring Generation Zero, script by Pepe Moreno (plot) and Archie Goodwin (script), art by Pepe Moreno; "Mime", script and art by Will Brown; "Man and Whale (Chapter Eight)" starring Abraxas And The Earthman, script and art by Rick Veitch; "Time Bomb" starring Dr. Watchstop, script and art by Ken Macklin; "Mediaview" by Dennis O'Neil; "Weird Adventures on Other Worlds: An Informal History of Planet Comics", article by Ron Goulart; "The Departure (Chapter Three)--Last Of The Dragons", script by Dennis O'Neil (script) and Carl Potts (plot), pencils by Carl Potts, inks by Terry Austin; "Wanderer", script by Archie Goodwin, art by Michael Kaluta; "Gameview" by Steven Grant; Textpiece with art from Walter Simonson's Star Slammers; "Godfather Death", the Brothers Grimm adaptation, script and art by Scott Hampton. 100 pages long.
This copy of the issue is in very good condition. The front cover is slightly creased around the spine area, and the back page is very slightly out of alignment with the other pages due to looseness at the spine. However, the pages themselves are clean and wear no signs of previous use.