May The Fourth Be With You!
This year TVTA encourages you to fill those blank spaces on your 1970s bedroom wall by cutting out your free pin-ups – courtesy of those nice Marvel artists at British publication Star Wars Weekly (time machine, bedroom wall, pocket money and newsagents required).
Star Wars Weekly was a UK Marvel comic run which covered the original trilogy films during the late 70s and early 80s. The comics featured Star Wars and non-Star Wars stories, competitions, articles, and in some issues a pin-up poster known as an Action Pin-up, Collector’s Pin-up, or Pin-Up Special.
The following are scans of the pin-ups I found in my pile. Happy Star Wars Day 🙂
The Empire Strikes Back Editions
While I don’t have a complete collection of Star Wars Weekly, the pin-ups featured in early copies of the series all seem to be drawings. By the time The Empire Strikes Back made it to publication the art pin-ups look to have been replaced by photographs.
The Return of the Jedi Editions
I don’t have many of the Return of the Jedi series yet so can’t comment if art or photos were used during that run. Edit September 2018: I recently acquired some ROTJ Weekly issues and found three of what appear to be photo pin-ups – though these differ from the ESB ones as there is no mention of ‘pin-up’ on the images.
And this just in… a superb colour art print of Obi Wan found in ROTJ N°83! Like the photo examples above, there is no ‘pin-up’ in the wording.
That’s all for this year. I’ll add more pin-ups here as and when I find them. Thank you for covering over hideous 70s bedroom wallpaper patterns with us 🙂
This post is a sushi-free post.
Hee hee, actually it’s not. May The Sushi also Be With You!
Photo and creation by the talented Mr Oki
Post updated September 2018 with new images.