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)

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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