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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