Sunday, November 27, 2016

Retro Foreign: French TELEJunior #4

TELEJunior #3 is not the only issue of the French children magazine to contain a Star Wars comic supplement.  Stapled to the center of the TELEJunior #4 magazine is a 5 1/2" x 8" 16-page black and white supplement containing Star Wars #2.

TELEJunior #4a - TELEJunior, France (December 1977)
The covers main panel shows Grape Ape, a Hanna-Barbera character that began airing on Saturday mornings in 1975.  The dog on his shoulder is Beegle Beagle and it is no mistake the character was introduced when the King Kong remake was being publicized.  Despite only running for 32 episodes, Grape Ape did achieve more fame in Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics which aired from 1977 through 1980.

The top panel on the left announces La Guerre des Etoiles Supplement: 16 Pages!  There is a crude drawing of R2-D2 accompanying the text.

TELEJunior #4a - TELEJunior, France (December 1977)
16-page insert Star Wars #2
There are more issues with the Star Wars movie adaptation, but the remaining chapters are not included as inserts.

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