• Heroes special: Mark Hamill, Ray Davies, Tuppence Middleton and many, many more in the Mark Millar guest edit

Heroes special: Mark Hamill, Ray Davies, Tuppence Middleton and many, many more in the Mark Millar guest edit

Issue 1200

Heroes special: Mark Hamill, Ray Davies, Tuppence Middleton and many, many more in the Mark Millar guest edit

In this weeks issue…After the incredible success of our 200 millionth special issue last week, we follow it up with an absolute cracker: a 56-page bumper edition that is completely rammed with amazing superstar names. Luke Skywalker meets Ray Davies from The Kinks is just the start!

It was edited this week by our special guest Mark Miller – a genius writer of comic books and Hollywood heavyweight. The Scots writer – behind Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service and Wanted, among many others – has pulled together a tremendous troupe of leadings lights of film, TV, music and media under one simple theme: HEROES.

This Issue will feature:

  • In an epic interview, Luke Skywalker himself – Mark Hamill – sits down with his hero, Ray Davies legendary frontman of The Kinks. Hamill reveals which Kinks song he sang – on repeat – to Harrison Ford in the Millennium Falcon cockpit 40 years ago. Do not miss this.
  • Not so long ago on an island not so far away… Mark Millar went to Isle of Wight in search of the truth with David Icke. We carry his extraordinary report.
  • Tom Parker Bowles is shaken AND stirred by Sir Roger Moore. Sir Roger chips in on the debate over who should be the next James Bond.
  • Comedian, actor and writer Peter Serafinowicz quizzes his hero, legendary musician Brian Eno – and finds him full of optimism for the future.
  • All hail Uhura! Veronica Taylor (the voice of Ash in Pokémon) in a cosmic conversation with Nichelle Nichols, who broke down racial barriers as the woman on the bridge in Star Trek – and inspired a generation of astronauts.
  • A new short story from controversial comedian Frankie Boyle, written exclusively for The Big Issue, about drawing inspiration from his hero Jesus.
  • Good Morning Britain’s Charlotte Hawkins meets Julia Sawalha, who played Press Gang trailblazer Lynda Day. They discuss how the Steven Moffat TV show was a call to arms for young, aspiring journalists.
  • Tuppence Middleton, one of Britain’s brightest young actors, writes a love letter to the great Leonard Cohen.
  • Sam J Jones – Flash Gordon himself! – worships Winston Churchill. Two heroes, in their own way.
  • John Gordon Sinclair celebrates Adam West – “the best caped crusader to date,” he begins. Kapow!
  • Peter Baynham – who has crafted some of the best British TV of recent years, including I’m Alan Partridge and Brass Eye – explains why the god of podcasts, Marc Maron, is the voice of a generation. Who else could lure Barack Obama into their garage?
  • Friend of physics Robin Ince on why there’s no better Doctor to join on a journey through time and space than incarnation number four, Tom Baker.
  • It wouldn’t be a heroes edition without Wee Jimmy Krankie. The Krankies celebrate the role British variety icon Max Bygraves played in their remarkable 50-year showbiz career.
  • Comedian and writer Adam Hills hails the superhumans. No, not those Marvel or DC schmucks – the Paralympians.
  • Comic book gurus Kelly Sue DeConnick and Warren Ellis discuss the wide-ranging influences that seep into their work.
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