Official Press Release
The Marvel Illustrated tradition of exquisitely rendered, nuanced adaptations of classic literature continues with Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1 (of 6), arriving in stores this June. Featuring Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buried treasure and high-adventure on the great seas, as adapted by Roy Thomas and illustrated by Mario Gully, Treasure Island follows Jim Hawkins, sole protector of the fortune hidden with his father by pirate Billy Bones. The young Hawkins must now protect the treasure from the scurvy scoundrels in Bones’ crew who’ve decided that it’s time to get rich! You can’t miss Marvel’s adaptation of the novel that first taught us X marks the spot, that treasure is buried on tropical islands and showed us why we need talking parrots on our shoulders!
The critics continue to rave about the Marvel Illustrated line, applauding the high caliber of the adaptations-Jungle Book and The Last Of The Mohicans-thus far. “I recommend it without reservation,” said Dan Head of PaperbackReader.Com of the Marvel Illustrated line. “It’s a hell of a value in today’s market.”
Adam McGovern of ComicCritique.Com called the early Marvel Illustrated releases, “some of the most immersively beautiful comic art you’ll ever see.”
Blake M Petit of Comixtreme.Com concurred, calling Marvel Illustrated’s releases, “truly beautiful.”
This June, there’s only one place to find the most memorable pirate action around-Marvel Illustrated: Treasure Island #1! It’ll shiver your timbers and lead you straight to adventure!
Adaptation by ROY THOMAS (BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON)
Penciled by MARIO GULLY
Cover by GREG HILDEBRANDT
Rated T+ …$2.99
FOC-5/24/07, On Sale-6/13/07