Ideal S.T.A.R Team Marvel Promo Comic- Knight of Darkness

Ideal S.T.A.R Team Marvel Promo Comic- Knight of Darkness

In 1978, Ideal Toys hobbled together a series of toys using old molds and previously used brands to captilize on the popularity of Star Wars (and its lack of product on the shelves. Yes, lawsuits did happen.

In an effort to create a back story kids might enjoy Ideal contacted Marvel comics (Yes, the people making the officially licensed Star Wars comic) to create a promotional piece outlining the adventures of Zem and the evil Knight of Darkness. It’s a gripping tale written most likely in an afternoon


Get our new Toy Magazine here, supplies are limited.



GET Issue 3 of Toy-Ventures here!


Pod Stallions is one of the most fun groups on Facebook.

Mego Knock Off Headquarters– The leading group discussing 70s dimestore goodness, we talk vintage toys, not others!

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Travis Morgan on May 2, 2021

    Hi Brian, love your podcast with Jason. This comic is just scary. I can’t believe Dave Cockrum and Archie Goodwin had anything to do with this. This is no Micronauts or ROM, The Space Knight. Thanks for sharing it. It is Dyn-O-Mite! My favorite 70s catch phrase.

  • Mike on January 6, 2024

    I just realized Page 3 is missing!!! Any chance of putting it up as I have gotten back into Star Team as I had them as a kid and I’d love to read the full comic again.

    BTW love the magazines; site, and everything. As a 57 year old I’ve gotten back into my past toys so much thanks to all of you!

Leave a Reply