was a Hero Illustrated comic book-themed magazine published in the early to mid-1990s in the United States. Columnists included Andy Mangels, and [1 ] Frank Kurtz was at one time a managing editor. The journal won the 1995 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication.
History [ edit ]
Hero Illustrated was published by Warrior Publications of Lombard, Illinois. Its premiere issue was dated July 1993 and it ceased publication in the spring of 1996. [2 ]
Specials [ edit ]
In addition to at least 26 regular issues, numerous specials were published, including
Hero Illustrated Specials, Hero Premiere Edition, and Hero Special Edition.
— a series of Hero Premiere Edition ashcan copy printings of forthcoming comics.
Hero Illustrated Specials
Hero Special Edition
1993: the Year in Comics (vol. 1, 1994)
Comic Book Villains: the Baddest of the Bad: Anti-Hero Special Edition (vol. 2, 1994)
The 100 Most Important Comics of All Time (vol. 4, 1994)
Comic Book Who's Who: Complete Biographies on the Hottest Comic Book Characters! (vol. 6, 1994)
Hero 1994 Yearbook: the ups and downs, the best and the worst, the people and the events that rocked the world in comics in 1994! (vol. 8, 1994)
References [ edit ]
^ "Hero Illustrated," AndyMangels.com.
^ "Hero Off-Line," The Comics Journal #187 (May 1996), p. 29.