Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon Comic Book Programme (1975)

Uncovered: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon Comic Book Programme

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon Comic Book Programme (1975)

In 1975, rock band Pink Floyd starred in a comic book, published to coincide with the band’s Dark Side of The Moon tour. Created by Storm Thorgerson’s Hipgnosis, the comic was a “Super, All-Action Official Music Programme for Boys and Girls”. The comic features the band’s members as comic book heroes: and web site Flashbak has rediscovered it.

The comic features the band’s members as comic book heroes. Roger Waters is Rog of the Rovers, a take on Roy of the Rovers, the fabled British comic book hero Roy Race, captain of soccer team Melchester Rover and wife to – get this – club secretary Penny Laine. Rog is an “ace goal-scorer” for Grantchester Rovers.

Nick Mason is the dashing Captain Mason, R.N., a brave World War Two naval hero, while Dave Gilmour is Dave Derring, performer of acts of derring-do. And Richard Wright is chick magnet Rich Right.

• Check out the Pink Floyd comic here on the Flashbak web site

(With thanks to Norman Boyd)

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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