Thursday, 21 June 2012

MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL - PART TWO

The second, and final, part of our romp through Marvel's late seventies/ early eighties Movie adaptations published under the MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE banner.

See Part One for more details.

1981
October 1981

1982

August 1982

OTHER EDITIONS:

CONAN THE BARBARIAN MOVIE SPECIAL 2-issues*
CONAN THE BARBARIAN ANNUAL 1983 (Marvel UK/ Grandreams)**
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN serialisation (Marvel UK)

* Standard comic book format limited series
* *Published 1982

September 1982

Published standard comic-book sized rather than magazine format.

OTHER EDITIONS:
BLADE RUNNER 2-issue comic book format limited series
BLADE RUNNER ANNUAL 1983 (Marvel UK/ Grandreams)*
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI WEEKLY (Marvel UK)**

* Published 1982
** Serialised as back-up strip

September 1982

OTHER EDITIONS:
ANNIE TREASURY EDITION

1983

March 1983

OTHER EDITIONS:
THE DARK CRYSTAL 2-issue comic book format limited series (US)

August 1983

Published standard comic-book sized rather than magazine format.


September 1983

Creative and editorial by Marvel UK

OTHER EDITIONS: 
OCTOPUSSY ANNUAL 1984 (Marvel UK/ Grandreams)*

* Published 1982

September 1983

OTHER EDITIONS
RETURN OF THE JEDI 4-issue comic book format limited series (US)
RETURN OF THE JEDI PAPERBACK (US)*
RETURN OF THE JEDI ANNUAL 1984 (Marvel UK/ Grandreams)**
RETURN OF THE JEDI WEEKLY serialisation (Marvel UK)***

*Pages reworked to fit paperback page size.  Copies shipped into the UK
**Published 1983
*** Originally published to coincide with the movie (and the relaunch of the comic), the adaptation appeared again in the weekly's final months.

Marvel's US distribution of the Super Special created an unexpected headache because, inadvertently, copies shipped earlier than planned and went on sale too early, revealing the story line (and its revelations) before Lucasfilm planned.  Mark Hammill apparently spotted copies on-sale and blew the whistle.

The proliferation of limited series meant this was the first Star Wars movie adaptation from Marvel to appear outside the normal run of the US monthly comic book.

October 1983

OTHER EDITIONS:
KRULL 2-issue comic book format limited series (US)
RETURN OF THE JEDI WEEKLY serialised back-up strip (UK)

1984

July 1984

OTHER EDITIONS:
TARZAN OF THE APES 2-issue comic book format limited series (US)

August 1984

OTHER EDITIONS:
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM 3-issue comic book format limited series (US)
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM ANNUAL 1985 (Marvel UK/ Grandreams)*
SPIDER-MAN WEEKLY serialised back-up strip (UK)
INDIANA JONES MONTHLY serialised reprint (UK)

* Published 1984

September 1984

OTHER EDITIONS:
THE LAST STARFIGHTER 3-issue comic book format limited series (US)
SPIDER-MAN WEEKLY serialised back-up strip (UK)

October 1984

OTHER EDITIONS:
THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN 3-issue comic book format limited series (US)*

*This was the first Marvel Comic published under the Star Comics imprint.


November 1984

OTHER EDITIONS:
BUCKAROO BANZAI 2-issue comic book format limited series (US)


November 1984

OTHER EDITIONS:
SHEENA 2-issue comic book format limited series (US)


December 1984

OTHER EDITIONS:
CONAN THE DESTROYER 2-issue comic book format limited series (US)
CONAN THE DESTROYER ANNUAL 1985 (Marvel UK/ Grandreams)*
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN MONTHLY serialised strip (UK)

* Published 1984

1985

April 1985

OTHER EDITIONS:
DUNE 3-issue comic book format limited series (US)


April 1985

November 1985

OTHER EDITIONS:
RED SONJA 2-issue comic book format limited series (US)


1986

March 1986

October 1986

OTHER EDITIONS:
LABYRINTH 3-issue comic book format limited series (US)


November 1986

OTHER EDITIONS:
HOWARD THE DUCK 3-issue comic book format limited series (US)

Last Marvel Super Special.


MOVIE ADAPTATIONS POST-1986 NOT PUBLISHED AS A MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL.

October 1987

Comic book format one-shot

HOUSE II was a movie produced by New World Pictures, Marvel's parent company.

October 1988

Black and white magazine one-shot

ELVIRA: MISTRESS OF THE DARK was a movie produced by New World Pictures, Marvel's parent company.

June 1990



Marvel Graphic Novel 36

OTHER EDITIONS:
WILLOW MOVIE ADAPTATION one-shot (UK)

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