Wednesday 22 July 2015

1979: STARBURST MAGAZINE Issue 8 (Marvel UK)

From April (not March) 1979: the eighth issue of MARVEL UK's STARBURST.

It's funny to see THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK referred to as "Star Wars 2", although many of SB's contemporaries did likewise until Lucas revised the saga's number scheme.  

The dates seem to skip a month (issue 7 was dated February) because of the distribution problems that plagued the British Bullpen during January and February 1979.  Publication had to be suspended (just as the much-hyped Marvel Revolution was kicking off) throughout February to avoid copies of the weeklies and monthlies piling up at the printers and distribution centres.  

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