Starburst – Forbidden Planet Adverts – Part 1

Back to the Starburst adverts and of course the most prominent store that featured in the magazine was the much loved Forbidden Planet. The original store was located at 23 Denmark Street, London, WC2 and hosted many signings, events, launches and much more, here’s our look at the first batch of ads:

Starburst issue 4 – 1978 – The original and classic Forbidden Planet artwork by Brian Bolland.

01 Forbidden Planet SB4 1978

Starburst issue 9 – 1979 – Neil Adams signing of The New Heroes.

02 Forbidden Planet Neil Adams SB9 1979

Starburst issue 11 – 1979

03 Forbidden Planet SB11 1979

Starburst issue 14 – 1979

04 Forbidden Planet SB14 1979

Starburst issue 17 – 1979 – Get your Alien USCSS Nostromo crew hat now!

05 Forbidden Planet Alien SB17 1980

Starburst issue 22 – 1980 – The Empire Strikes Back signing.

06 Forbidden Planet Star Wars SB22 1980

Starburst issue 23 – 1980 – Comic’s legend Will Eisner signing.

07 Forbidden Planet Will Eisner SB23 1980

Starburst issue 25 – 1980 – Judge Dredd 2000AD Annual signing

08 Forbidden Planet Judge Dredd SB25 1980

Starburst issue 26 – 1980 – Brian Bolland 2000AD Judge Dredd posters.

09 Forbidden Planet Judge Dredd SB26 1980

Starburst issue 28 – 1980 – Berni Wrightson signing event.

10 Forbidden Planet Mutants SB28 1980

Part 2 is coming tomorrow!