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Schwartz never found out who he and Galanos were up against in the virtual wrestling world seen in the (wildly unpopular) “Smackatar” storyline.
Know how dumb I am? I’ve been using Schwartz’s house in the comic for, what, nearly a decade? Only now did I realize that its colors match its owner (especially when Schwartz wears his red and black Classic Space jacket)! It happened by accident. I wanted the LEGO Weekend Home set (#6370) from 1981 but it was a little expensive. So I just went to Bricklink and bought the parts I needed to build it. I ended up choosing black bricks instead of the original set’s blue parts, probably because it was cheaper, I could get all the bricks at one store, and I thought it looked better. Then I constructed it on a lunar baseplate and had a good chuckle at a suburban house sitting on the moon. Schwartz matching his house (he does normally have red in his Space logo, too) was pure serendipity.
There are several characters not included in this comic. Most of them were either featured recently or will be featured soon. I just wanted to touch base with some familiar faces, many who have not been spotted since before the comic went on hiatus!
Buying LEGO Friends sets is definitely something I do exclusively for this comic. Although I have to admit I’ve always had a fascination with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
Gunwallace over on Drunk Duck (this comic’s original home) composed and performed a theme song for SPACE: The Comic, as featured in a recent Quackcast! It’s a complete surprise and huge honor, and I’m thrilled to say Gunwallace captured exactly the kind of upbeat electronic theme I’d envision for the comic. Gunwallace, by the way, has created comics using Playmobil figures, which of course is right in my realm. You can hear the theme at 4m50s into the podcast here: http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/quackcast/episode-333-retcon-the-retcon
This story follows up on Valkyrie’s troubles, last visited in “Bootlegs.” The setting is, of course, the classic and wonderful LEGO Town Square Castle Scene (1592) from 1980!
As a writer, it’s strange when you have a scene in your brain for a long time but don’t put it down on paper. It festers there, banging around in your head, looking for an outlet. For me, this sometimes happens for years and it can almost drive me mad. “Back in the Black,” at least, was actually scripted years ago before the comic went on its long hiatus. But I hadn’t shot it, so the visuals lived solely in my mind for all that time, the scene in this comic and the next especially. It’s surreal to me to have actually photographed and assembled it in reality. The finished visuals certainly resemble what I had imagined, but are still different due to the practicalities of actually staging the comics and last-minute improvisations. But I’m still happy with the finished product, and it’s serene to finally have it out of my head and put to rest. Now to attend to those hundreds of other untold stories I have up there!
The Universal Database of the Deceased is, if you didn’t recognize it, a redressed LEGO Star Wars Battle on Scarif (75171) set, with tombstones created entirely (except for one gray helmet) from the Imperial Assault Hovertank (75152) set, also from Rogue One.