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 🙂
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 By the time The Empire Strikes Back made it to publication the art pin-ups look to have been replaced by photographs. I don’t have any of the Return of the Jedi series yet so can’t comment if art or photos were used during that run.
That’s all for this year. I’ll add more pin-ups 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