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I loved reading those illustrated comics as a kid, and I am digging what Marvel is doing to resurrect the idea with its Marvel Illustrated line.  The next classic the company is putting out, is Homer’s The Odyssey, and the company has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek.

MARVEL ILLUSTRATED:THE ODYSSEY #1 (of 8) (JUL082257)
Adapted by ROY THOMAS
Pencils & Cover by GREG TOCCHINI

Troy has fallen after 10 years of battle and now Greece has emerged triumphant in the Trojan War!  Traveling back home, Odysseus, Greece’s mightiest warrior, finds himself lost out at see after being blown off course by the ruthless sea god, Poseidon!  Homer’s classic epic poem about the hero, Odysseus, finally receives the grand treatment this September in Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey #1 (of 8)!  Join legendary writer Roy Thomas with pencils from the up-and-coming super-star sensation, Greg Tocchini, as they tell the greatest mythological adventure like it’s never been seen before!  Odysseus and his crew must cross paths and face some of the most notorious mythological creatures in all of history as they try to survive their ventures back home!

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The first of eight issues arrives September 10, 2008, but has a cover price of $3.99.

via Marvel

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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