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| Title = Epic Illustrated
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| Image = Epic Illustrated Vol 1 1.jpg
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| Volume = 1
 
| Issue = 1
 
 
| Month = March
 
| Month = March
 
| Year = 1980
 
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| Quotation = How is it that I understand your Words, Man-God? How is it that I understand so much?
 
| Quotation = How is it that I understand your Words, Man-God? How is it that I understand so much?
| Speaker = Za
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| Speaker = [[Za (Earth-8116)|Za]]
   
 
| Writer13_1 = Jim Starlin
 
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* {{a|[[Galan (Earth-616)|Galactus]]}}
 
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* Unnamed black hole {{1st}}
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* Malak
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* Selah
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* Olbar the Mountainous
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'''Antagonists:'''
 
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* Aknaton
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* {{1st|[[Aknaton (Earth-8116)|Aknaton]]}}
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'''Supporting Characters:'''
 
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* Orsirosians
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** Nieth
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** {{1st|[[Nieth (Earth-8116)|Nieth]]}}
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* Zygoteans
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* Za {{Cameo}}
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* {{1st|[[Za (Earth-8116)|Za]]}} {{Cameo}}
* Whis'par {{Cameo}}
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** Orsiros
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** Tyjor {{Cameo}}
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** {{1st|[[Tyjor]]}} {{Cameo}}
** World of the Woods {{Cameo}}
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** Byfrexia {{Cameo}}
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** {{1st|[[Byfrexia]]}} {{Cameo}}
** Earth {{Cameo}}
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** {{1st|[[Earth]]}} {{Cameo}}
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* Helodisc
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* {{1st|[[Croaker (Earth-616)|Croaker]]}}
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* {{1st|[[Avram Adler (Earth-616)|Dr. Avram Adler]]}}
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* {{Only Dies|[[David Walker (Doctor) (Earth-616)| Dr. David Walker]]}}
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* {{1st|[[Thanatos (Emily) (Earth-616)|Thanatos]]}}
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* Faustine {{1st}}
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* Nurse {{1st}}
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* {{Invoked|[[Yahweh (Earth-616)|God / Good Lord]]}}
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* {{a|[[Homo sapiens|Humans]]}}
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* {{Illusion|[[Ravens (Race)|Crows]]}}
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* {{Mentioned|[[Angels (Monotheism)|Angels]]}}
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* Emily's nightmare {{1st}}
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* Undisclosed hopital {{1st}}
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* David's dream {{1st}}
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* {{1st|[[Shakti (Horse) (Earth-616)|Shakti]]}}
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* {{Only Dies|[[Friar Alzx (Earth-TRN677)|Friar Alzx]]}}
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* <br/>
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* "Heathen" / "The People" {{1st}}
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** {{1st|[[Blind One (Earth-TRN677)|Blind One]]}}
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* {{Mentioned|[[Tutiu (Earth-TRN677)|Tutiu<!-- Earth -->]]}}
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* {{Mentioned|[[Tawain (Earth-TRN677)|Tawain<!-- Wind-->]]}}
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* {{Mentioned|[[Ahooeei (Earth-TRN677)|Ahooeei<!-- Fire-->]]}}
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* {{Mentioned|[[Shamsha (Earth-TRN677)|Shamsha]]}}
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* {{Mentioned|[[Ishtar (Earth-TRN677)|Ishtar]]}}
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* {{Mentioned|[[Adad (Earth-TRN677)|Adad]]}}
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* {{Mentioned|[[Gods]]}}
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* Unnamed planet {{1st}}
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* Twin suns {{Mentioned}}
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* <br/>
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* Converter's ship {{1st}}
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* Za
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* Aknaton
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<br/>
 
 
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* <br/>
 
* <br/>
 
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* Tyjorians
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* Aknaton
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* Zygoteans
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** Captain Guolabou
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* Juliet's Parents
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** Frank {{dies}}
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** Laurie {{dies}}
 
 
* Juliet's Grandfather {{dies}}
 
* Juliet's Grandfather {{dies}}
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| Notes =
 
| Notes =
* "Homespun" is a part of Wendy Pini's long-running ''ElfQuest'' saga.
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* "Homespun" is a part of Wendy Pini's long-running ''{{WP|Elfquest|ElfQuest}}'' saga.
 
* "Aknaton", "Za!" and "Juliet" are the first three chapters of Jim Starlin's ''Metamorphosis Odyssey'', a story which eventually led to the long-running ''Dreadstar'' franchise.
 
* "Aknaton", "Za!" and "Juliet" are the first three chapters of Jim Starlin's ''Metamorphosis Odyssey'', a story which eventually led to the long-running ''Dreadstar'' franchise.
 
** Tom Orzechowski did Letters on the ''Metamorphosis Odyssey'' stories according to the Dynamite Entertainment-Hardcover ''Dreadstar: The Beginning'' which was overseen by Jim Starlin himself.
 
** Tom Orzechowski did Letters on the ''Metamorphosis Odyssey'' stories according to the Dynamite Entertainment-Hardcover ''Dreadstar: The Beginning'' which was overseen by Jim Starlin himself.
** Earth-8116 is the Designation given to this Universe by the Crew of the "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe" in their Online-Appendix; since ''Dreadstar'' is creator-owned this designation is to be considered unofficial and will never be listed in any of the Handbooks or any other official publication or statement by Marvel Comics.
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** [[Earth-8116]] is the Designation given to this Universe by the Crew of the "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe" in their Online-Appendix; since ''Dreadstar'' is creator-owned, this designation is to be considered unofficial and will never be listed in any of the Handbooks or any other official publication or statement by Marvel Comics.
 
* "Elfspire" and "Detour" are illustrated text stories.
 
* "Elfspire" and "Detour" are illustrated text stories.
 
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Quote1 How is it that I understand your Words, Man-God? How is it that I understand so much? Quote2
-- Za

Appearing in "The Answer"

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  • Nameless planet (First appearance)
  • Unnamed black hole (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Answer"

The Silver Surfer and Galactus are at the edge of the known universe. There the Surfer asks his master what is beyond this universe. Galactus tells him that there is no answer, however the Surfer decides to check things out himself and flies through the barrier at the end of the universe. He's brought into a realm of vast bleak nothingness which is too vivid for him to even comprehend. He soon finds himself back where he started, with Galactus questioning the Surfer if he learned his lesson.

Appearing in "Homespun"

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  • Malak
  • Selah

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  • Olbar the Mountainous

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  • Forbidden Grove

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Appearing in "Aware"

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Appearing in "For the Next 60 Seconds"

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A short story detailing a man's watching of the Honeymooner's on TV being interrupted by the Emergency Broadcast System. It turns out actually to be a nuclear first strike and the man is burned to ash where he sits, but the EBS continues to play out on his TV reassuring that it is only a test.

Appearing in "Aknaton (Chapter I)"

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  • Whis'par (First appearance) (Cameo)

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Synopsis for "Aknaton (Chapter I)"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Lullabye of Bedlam"

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  • Thanatos (First appearance)
  • Faustine (First appearance)

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  • Emily's nightmare (First appearance)
  • Undisclosed hopital (First appearance)
  • David's dream (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Lullabye of Bedlam"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Elfspire"

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Appearing in "History of Human Absurdity Part 1"

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  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Victor"

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  • Unnamed planet (First appearance)
  • Twin suns (Mentioned)

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  • Converter's ship (First appearance)

Synopsis for "The Victor"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Shakti"

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  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Convert"

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  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Heads"

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  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Za! (Chapter II)"

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Synopsis for "Za! (Chapter II)"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Juliet (Chapter III)"

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  • Frank (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Laurie (Only appearance; dies)[1]
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Synopsis for "Juliet (Chapter III)"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Detour"

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  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Topaz"

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Synopsis for "Topaz"

  • Synopsis not yet written.


Notes

  • "Homespun" is a part of Wendy Pini's long-running ElfQuest saga.
  • "Aknaton", "Za!" and "Juliet" are the first three chapters of Jim Starlin's Metamorphosis Odyssey, a story which eventually led to the long-running Dreadstar franchise.
    • Tom Orzechowski did Letters on the Metamorphosis Odyssey stories according to the Dynamite Entertainment-Hardcover Dreadstar: The Beginning which was overseen by Jim Starlin himself.
    • Earth-8116 is the Designation given to this Universe by the Crew of the "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe" in their Online-Appendix; since Dreadstar is creator-owned, this designation is to be considered unofficial and will never be listed in any of the Handbooks or any other official publication or statement by Marvel Comics.
  • "Elfspire" and "Detour" are illustrated text stories.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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