Only after I completed this comic did I realize that I had forgotten to include Masoch’s robot, Slave-2, who vanished after appearing early in “The Search.” I guess I can rationalize it as Slave-2 being off-panel with Mascoh’s ship somewhere!
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AWESOME news this past week! The sequel to “The LEGO Movie” will be a musical… set in SPACE! I of course wonder if LEGO will delve back into Classic Space for the film, seeing as they already introduced Benny and his “SPACESHIP!” in the first installment.
It’s funny when I think back to 2008, when this comic began. My idea was to create a story for the classic LEGO Space sets, which were released in a time when The LEGO Group presented most of their building sets with little context and let kids’ imagination fill in the blanks. This comic was just my (adult) take on it. And when this comic was created, those classic Space sets were pretty much just a nostalgic memory for most people. Today, LEGO has homaged and referred to Classic Space so many times, and possibly will now feature it in a new film, that I feel like I’m creating fan fiction more than ever. But although this comic clearly features classic LEGO sets, I like to think that the characters, stories and humor stand on their own!
So, there have been a couple little LEGO movies during my hiatus from the comic. I was thrilled to see classic Lego Space get some love via Benny and his “SPACESHIP!” Even if it means people reading this comic will now think of Benny whenever they see Ronald Galanos. lol
One of my fondest memories of Sesame Street is the Martians or Yips Yips, as I’ve seen them alternatively called. There was something both lovable and creepy about these googly-eyed, big-mouthed aliens, just like so much else on Sesame Street. The blue and pink fuzzy Martians would hover into some empty room of a house on their mission of discovery and immediately try to make first contact with some inanimate “Earthling” like a grandfather clock or a radio. Although they mostly talked in strange utterances like “Yip yip” and “Uh huh Uh Huh,” they would usually whip out a guide book in an effort to identify the “creature” they found and speak with it. I think one of the funniest and most surreal moments is when they mistake a house phone for in sequence a cow, a cat and a chicken and then try holding a conversation by respectively mooing, meowing and clucking. These segments of the show usually gave me the unsettling impression that some kid like me had just left the room to grab a popsicle or something before these aliens had suddenly appeared at the window and invaded the living room. If you have no clue as to what I’m yammering about, go check out the Yips Yips HERE and HERE. By the way, the Yip Yips featured in this comic are homemade refrigerator magnets I bought on eBay a couple of years ago. (Unfortunately, they no longer seem to be available as I type this.) That’s how long I’ve had this particular comic in mind.
After two silly comics, it was strange to post a page that played it straight. But if you’ve read my comic for awhile, you know I like to do that once in awhile. In fact, this is nothing compared to the extremely dark “Last Face You See” storyline. Still, I’m reminded of one guy who saw my first couple of comics and lamented the fact that this wouldn’t be an ultra-serious, hard sci-fi Lego Space comic like he had always wanted. Sorry, guy, that’s just not my kinda story. :-/
This was the beginning of the UFO storyline, which is core to the overall story even if it disappears for a bit now and then. I really like that shot of the alien android observing the base.
One more note – the base in this comic was originally meant to be the Space Agency HQ, which totally wouldn’t have been appropriate since it is an Exploriens base. Thankfully, I soon acquired the Inter-Galactic Command Base, a true blue Classic Space set, and the Android Base seen on this page just became Captain Amarillo’s hang-out. And yes, this was also Captain Amarillo’s debut, but more on him later.
-This is not an official Lego comic. This is a tribute.
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