Marvel Comics has provided CBR News with exclusive previews of two new titles from the publisher's Marvel Illustrated line. Shipping December 19, 2007 is "Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad" #1 by Roy Thomas and Miguel Angel Sepulveda, based of course on the Homer epic. Shipping December 26, 2007 is "Marvel Illustrated: Picture of Dorian Gray" #1 by Roy Thomas and Sebastian Fiumara, based on the novel by Oscar Wilde.
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WRITER: ROY THOMAS
PENCILS: MIGUEL ANGEL SEPULVEDA
INKS: SANDU FLOREA
One of the true cornerstones of Western literature comes to the Marvel Illustrated line! The ancient world is embroiled in a mighty clash of armies; Greek versus Trojan. Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, has betrayed her husband, the Greek, Menelaus, and fled to Troy with Trojan prince, Paris. The Greeks have sailed to Troy to bring her back...and crush all that stand in their way. This is the first chapter in the saga that virtually defines the word epic. It is a tale of gods and men...heroism and betrayal. From the lips of Homer to the pages of Marvel Illustrated. And we did it just for you!
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WRITER: ROY THOMAS
PENCILS: SEBASTIAN FIUMARA
A new Marvel Illustrated epic begins here! Painter Basil Hallward has done a portrait of a strange subject-youthful Dorian Gray, a man with a mysterious and tangled history. The young man broods on how unfair it is that he will age and his portrait will remain ever young. He wishes with all his might that it were otherwise-and in some bizarre, magical way-it is! This is a novel of dark wonders brilliantly brought to life in the heralded Marvel Illustrated style.
Rated T+ ...$2.99