Hero Illustrated was a comic book-themed magazine published in the early to mid-1990s in the United States. Columnists included Andy Mangels, and Frank Kurtz was at one time a managing editor. The journal won the 1995 Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Periodical/Publication.
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.
In addition to at least 26 regular issues, numerous specials were published, including Hero Illustrated Specials, Hero Premiere Edition, and Hero Special Edition.
Hero Premiere Edition — a series of ashcan copy printings of forthcoming comics.