’77-’12, comic book art

After a busy summer picking up new acquisitions in both France and the UK, the TVTA scanning room is piled high with books just bursting with goodness that can’t wait to get out! The following post is a companion piece to our previous post and features another fine selection of comic book covers and adverts. Enjoy 🙂 

I spy with my little eye, something beginning with T… Thanos! Secret Wars II. ROTJ N°137. 1986. UK.

The Invincible Iron Man N°129. 1979. Cover by Bob Layton. UK.

ROTJ N°148. 1986. UK.

The Daredevils. Doctor Who N°78. 1983. UK.

Spider-Man. ROTJ N°83. 1985. UK.

ROTJ N°50. 1984. UK.

And now… Introducing… A TVTA comic book special! (it was Wooof’s idea)… Dances With The Empire!

#1. All join hands dance the dance chant the chant

#2. Across the Empire the Hiromi always dance happy

#3. Do your funky D.I.S.C.O. baby!

#4. IG-88: Ben, may I have the pleasure of this next dance?

Ben: Sure, let’s dance, tin-head. And may the force be with you!

Ben Kenobi pin-up. ROTJ N°83. 1985. UK.

That’s all for now vintage mates, thanks for visiting. Stop by again soon for a quick look at some ‘Ghostbusters’ that may or may not be the ‘Ghostbusters’ you imagine… ???  

11 thoughts on “’77-’12, comic book art

  1. For Tyeth

    Hi TVTA and Wooof, I really enjoyed this instalment. Captain Britain in Daredevils?…that’s a rare character to see nowadays. But as always my eyes were drawn to the Star Wars offerings. On the cover of ROTJ no.50 there is a picture of another book cover (with Luke and the Scout Walkers), well I got that book and still have it to this day! It was the complete ROTJ comic series bound as an Annual.
    And er, you do realise IG-88 and the guy in the dented helmet are Bounty Hunters?

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Haha, of course, but it still looks like they’re dancing! Did you spot tiny Lando on the floor? Actually you should see all the other pics from that same series, most of them look like they’re dancing or off their heads, never mind the one which looks like Luke is sticking his saber up Greedo’s bottom: https://thevintagetoyadvertiser.org/2016/06/08/pif-gadget-star-wars-french-saynettes/
      That’s great you still have the ROTJ annual. I have that too but not my childhood one, its another I picked up some years back. Also have the Star Wars N°1 annual (childhood copy) and an ESB one (ebay). Can’t beat a good annual.

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      1. For Tyeth

        Yes I saw Lando, I assumed Vader had changed the Bespin City deal for the worse!
        I also managed to keep hold of my Star Wars annual along with a few Book and Tape Read-Along books. I don’t know how I still have them after all the turmoil and two house moves I’ve had but they are safe in one of my packing cases.

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  2. Paul Bowler

    Love all the Star Wars images and covers, the ROTJ comic strips were really good, nice artwork in the series as this point. Nice to see Secret Wars II here as well, that one often gets overlooked I feel, and my fave of the bunch is that cover of the Daredevils featuring Captain Britain. Wonderful 🙂

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  3. Anthony

    Just how many issues of Secret Wars did you guys have?
    For me, the first one was only 12 issues and the second one was nine (I hope it was nine…I really don’t want to have to go back and look at it)
    Have you read Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50 Year Battle Between DC and Marvel by Reed Tucker? It was quite interesting how yearly events started sculpting the comic book universe and publishing.

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