And that’s the end of the overall “The Search” arc, a story that began a whopping five years ago! Next up is a tale that I had a hell of a fun time shooting. We’re also perilously close to the 500th comic…
Archive for ‘#5’
So, when Schwartz postulated that he and Galanos were abducted by alien chiropractors, he wasn’t far off.
The Interstellar Starfighter (6979-1) is one of my favorite LEGO spaceships. It looks like an alien version of the Starship Enterprise, and boy does it photograph well. It’s got some great features, too, like the detachable craft in the back that holds on to the main ship with magnets; a cool cockpit with two of the fantastic UFO aliens at the helm; a battery-powered system of light-up red tubes and a creepy noise that sounds like the mysterious ship’s powerful engines at work; and those wonderful neon green parts that always look like they’re glowing – that’s not just a lighting trick. It’s also huge, especially at a time when LEGO vehicles tended to skew smaller than they do now. I know some people get down on UFO because of the large, printed saucer pieces that weren’t of much use in anything else, but I maintain that it is one of LEGO’s best-designed themes. It’s one of my favorites at least, which is probably why I tracked down most of the sets in recent years!
This is the first time I revealed the name of the cloaked alien – Megalos. His brother, Thorsos, was identified way back in “Date Night (Part 19),” which also explained his obsession with Schwartz. You can see more of their sibling rivalry in “The Bad Side of Town (Part 11).”
I start a lot of storylines and then keep on juggling them, so I thought it was time to offer a big answer, mainly to the question of just what the heck is going on with Scouse. This comic and the last of this week’s comics will address that, while leaving some more questions, of course.
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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