This post will showcase two of the biggest pop culture entities that have appeared together … Star Wars and 2000 AD. If you know of any other 2000 AD titles that feature Star Wars please let me know. Here are the issues I’ve collected so far.
Prog 166. 1980. Brian Bolland artwork dedicated Empire Strikes Back competition cover.
2000 AD and Tornado, prog 166, 1980, features the above Brian Bolland cover used to promote Chad Valley’s Star Wars Electronic Battle Command game. Inside the comic is a page with competition details on how to win one of fifteen of these electronic games, along with twenty runners-up prizes of Star Wars large action figures.
This is not the first time I’ve come across 2000 AD and Star Wars together. Here is my copy of prog 44 from 1977, which devoted some of its cover along with a two-page photo review on the upcoming movie that would prove to be a worldwide sensation.
2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1980. The Empire Strikes Back Photo Special.
2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1983. Return Of The Jedi Colour Scan.
2000 AD. Prog 320. 1983.
Prog 320 devoted its cover and two inside pages to a competition to win Return of the Jedi prizes.
Advert from Prog 319 announcing Prog 320.
Do you know of any other 2000 AD issues that feature Star Wars during the late 70s and the early 80s? Please let me know. Until then, “Splundig Vur Thrigg” and “May The Force Be With You!” 🙂