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Marvel 'Star Wars' (1977) 'second feature' strip 'Threads'

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:46 pm
by Controller 2957
I'm looking for information about the above...

I believe it ran over two issues (3 & 4??) of the UK version of Star Wars.

The plot involves strange filaments drifting to earth from outer space and eventually overwhelming the entire planet.

Firstly, can anyone furnish me with the details - eg, writer, artist etc. - and confirm which issues it ran in and secondly, does anyone have any idea of how I can obtain a copy of the story? Did it appear in any other Marvel publications either previous to Star Wars or subsequently?

Many, many thanks chaps!

Re: Marvel 'Star Wars' (1977) 'second feature' strip 'Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:09 pm
by John Williams
Some answers here.

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars- ... s-weekly-3

"There’s also a second Tales of the Galaxy with a script by Mat Warrick and classic European style art by Gonzales, telling a tale of a doomed planet Earth falling victim to alien threads which accumulate to block out all sunlight. A very weighty tale for the kids of ’78."

And in the final paragraph of this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unknown_W ... ce_Fiction

Re: Marvel 'Star Wars' (1977) 'second feature' strip 'Thread

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:14 pm
by Controller 2957
John Williams wrote:Some answers here.

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars- ... s-weekly-3

"There’s also a second Tales of the Galaxy with a script by Mat Warrick and classic European style art by Gonzales, telling a tale of a doomed planet Earth falling victim to alien threads which accumulate to block out all sunlight. A very weighty tale for the kids of ’78."

And in the final paragraph of this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unknown_W ... ce_Fiction
Thanks John, that's filled in a few blanks. Odd that the Star Wars website is of more use than the Marvel one!

Now, to get hold of a copy of the thing!

Re: Marvel 'Star Wars' (1977) 'second feature' strip 'Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:53 am
by Controller 2957
Mission successful! Thanks for the steer John!

Re: Marvel 'Star Wars' (1977) 'second feature' strip 'Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:46 pm
by John Williams
Controller 2957 wrote:Mission successful! Thanks for the steer John!
Happy to help.

Re: Marvel 'Star Wars' (1977) 'second feature' strip 'Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:06 pm
by Beaker
Controller 2957 wrote:
Now, to get hold of a copy of the thing!
If you struggle...let me know. I can always do you a scan from my copies.