|Parent company||Marvel Comics|
|Predecessor||Marvel Classics Comics|
|Country of origin||U.S.|
|Headquarters location||New York City|
|Key people||Roy Thomas, Eric Shanower, Nancy Butler, Skottie Young|
|Publication types||Comic books|
|Fiction genres||horror, fantasy, adventure|
Marvel Illustrated is a Marvel Comics publishing imprint specializing in comic book adaptations of classic literature. Each novel's story is told in the form of a limited series, the issues of which are later collected as a trade paperback. Writer Roy Thomas has adapted many of the titles; the imprint is also known for its six adaptations of books from the Land of Oz series, all done by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young; and its four adaptations of Jane Austen novels by writer Nancy Butler.
Marvel Illustrated was started in 2007, the first attempt by the company to adapt classic literature since the short-lived 1970s series Marvel Classics Comics. Their first title was a 64-page one-shot adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, by Mary Jo Duffy, Gil Kane, and P. Craig Russell, which collected material originally published in 1983 in Marvel Fanfare. Other titles launched in 2007 included The Last of the Mohicans, The Man in the Iron Mask, and Treasure Island, all of which were adapted by Roy Thomas.
In 2009 Marvel Illustrated published Kidnapped and Thomas' telling of the Trojan War, as well as the first of Nancy Butler's adaptations of Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. That was the year they also released Shanower & Young's adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which has been followed by The Marvelous Land of Oz (2010), Ozma of Oz (2011), Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (2011–2012), and The Road to Oz (2012–2013).
In 2010, the imprint published Dracula, adapted by Thomas and Dick Giordano, which collected material originally published in the 1970s and mid-2000s. They also published Butler's adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, illustrated by Sonny Liew.
- Dracula (July–Sept. 2010) — adapted by Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano; collects material originally published in Dracula Lives #5–11 (Mar. 1974–Mar. 1975), Legion of Monsters #1 (Sept. 1975), and Stoker's Dracula #2–3 (2005)
- The Iliad (Feb.–Sept. 2008) — adapted by Roy Thomas, Miguel Angel Sepulveda, and Sandu Florea
- Jane Austen adaptations, written by Nancy Butler
- The Jungle Book (Apr. 2007) — adapted by Mary Jo Duffy, Gil Kane, and P. Craig Russell; originally published in Marvel Fanfare issues #8–11 (May–Nov. 1983).
- Kidnapped (Jan.–May 2009) — adapted by Roy Thomas, Mario Gully, and Jason P. Martin
- The Last of the Mohicans (July–Dec. 2007) — adapted by Roy Thomas, Steve Kurth, and Denis Medri
- The Man in the Iron Mask (Sept. 2007–Feb. 2008) — adapted by Roy Thomas, Hugo Petrus, and Tom Palmer
- Moby-Dick (Apr.–Sept. 2008) — adapted by Roy Thomas, Pascual Alixe, and Victor Olazaba
- Oz books, all adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (Feb.–July 2008) — adapted by Roy Thomas and Sebastian Fiumara
- The Three Musketeers (Aug. 2008–Jan. 2009) — adapted by Roy Thomas, Hugo Petrus, and Tom Palmer
- Treasure Island (Aug. 2007–Jan. 2008) — adapted by Roy Thomas, Mario Gully, and Pat Davidson
- The Trojan War (July–Nov. 2009) — by Roy Thomas, Miguel Angel Sepulveda, and Jason P. Martin
- Classics Illustrated, from Gilberton, which produced 169 adaptations of classic stories from 1941-68.
- Joyas Literarias Juveniles, from the Spanish publisher Editorial Bruguera, which produced 270 adaptations of classic stories from 1970-1983. 28 of these have been translated into English and published as King Classics.
- Pendulum Press, 1970s publisher of comic book literary adaptations
- Classical Comics, a British publisher producing graphic novel adaptations of the great works of literature, including Shakespeare, Charlotte Brontë, and Charles Dickens
- PAICO Classics, Indian series similar to Classics Illustrated
- Self Made Hero, British company producing adaptations of literature, including some of the same Shakespeare plays as Classical Comics
- Graphic Classics, American anthology series produced since 2002
- "CCI: Thomas and Gully Get "Kidnapped", Comic Book Resources (July 25, 2008).
- Allo, Shanower and Young on Marvel Illustrated's Oz[permanent dead link], Newsarama (March 3, 2008).
- Marvel Illustrated at the Comic Book DB