Star Wars has infiltrated western culture in so many ways. Here we take a quick look back at how the film has been portrayed on magazine covers over the last 40 years. From A New Hope in 1977 to The Last Jedi in 2017.


People Weekly was one of the first mainstream titles to feature Star Wars on the cover, in 1977.

People Weekly Magazine from 1977 with C3PO
Rolling Stone and Star Wars Comic


The old and new kids on the block are represented on this duel cover of TIME. New and old characters also appear on Rolling Stone, while Mad goes for the fun option.

Time, Rolling Stone and Mad Magazine with Star Wars theme


Covers are becoming increasingly creative.

Wired and SFX with Star Wars theme

Selection of 6 Empire Star Wars covers


And of course Luke Skywalker is still going strong, portrayed on covers this year.

The Last Jedi magazine coversThe Last Jedi Empire coverEmpire Blue and Red The Last Jedi

Which is your favourite Star Wars cover, or which one would you like to see here? Let us know in the comments below…

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