Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

Making the Scene with Some Magazines

A lot of longtime comics readers and especially Conan fans remember The Savage Sword of Conan from the 1970s and ’80s, and some might even remember seeing Epic Illustrated on regular newsstands. Both were published by Marvel Comics, but that should come as no surprise. The publisher published a number of magazine-format comics, some featuring familiar characters (such as Rampaging Hulk) and others not so familiar.

Wouldn’t it be cool if Marvel tried its hand at that format again? Well, guess what? It did, and quite recently. But (a) Marvel didn’t tell anybody, (b) no one noticed or (c) all of the above.

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