Star Wars Official Poster Monthly #9 was published in June 1978 by Paradise Press. This was described on the cover as a "Special Issue", though it is unclear how it was different from the other issues of the magazine.
- "Ralph McQuarrie: Visualizer", by John May: a look at Ralph McQuarrie and his paintings and designs for the original film.
- "Systems in Collision", by Brian Shepherd: a discussion of the differences between the evil Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance, and the origins of their conflict.
- "The Brain of the 'Droid", by Dr. M. F. Marten: an article on the state of the art in Artificial intelligence as of 1978, and speculation about the future.