The Gemini Twins and Red met WAAYYYY back in “Retro Red.”
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I managed to post this story about sunbathing gone wrong during a time I went to the beach myself. Despite freaking myself out about undead attacks, I’m happy to say I encountered nothing worse than seagulls hellbent on eating my pretzel rods.
Red isn’t the first SPACE: The Comic character to appear naked. That would be Masoch.
Captain Kirk has a reputation as a ladies’ man, but I always felt (and I think it’s there if you watch the show) that he was more of a romantic. This is a LEGO custom minifigure I got from… somewhere I can’t remember.
Originally, a bowl of rainbow sherbert – the food of the gods – was to star in the part of Meteor Madness ice cream (and it still did, technically). But there were two problems with that. First of all, the bright purple, green and orange of the sherbert in its natural state didn’t photograph well, looking washed out and bland. It also wasn’t consistent with the bright purple popsicles that I’ve used to depict Meteor Madness ice cream previously. So the sherbert got a quick purple makeover, complete with toxic-looking and inexplicable blue and green highlights. It’s also worth mentioning how difficult it is to shoot a comic strip with my cat around once food of any kind appears on the table. Commander Schwartz and Captain Kirk were constantly menaced by a giant housecat who wanted their ice cream during the making of this comic. I hope they didn’t end up eating any cat hair! Here’s a photo showing that my cat was already up to no good even before I brought out the sherbert…
And yes, I did thoroughly enjoying eating that large bowl of sherbert as I photographed the comic! Sadly, I did not end up in the MEGO Toys dimension.
I just had to fix the great injustice of Roland Galanos wiping out Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in Iron Man from history!
I don’t think a LEGO Iron Man figure existed back when I introduced this story, so that was a fortunate development in the years since the comic sunk into limbo.
There are actually a few strips left in the long-running “The Search” storyline, but I decided to divide them into a separate epilogue in order to give you a peek into what’s been happening at The Hamburger Hatch…
The miniature model of the Stardefender 2000 that I’m using for distance shots was designed by Legostein, who has mastered building LEGO ships in the miniature scale. He has graciously given me his blessing to use his designs in the comic, and you can see a gallery of his Classic LEGO Space models at this link. Legostein has a unique building style that manages to capture the essence of the original ships with a handful of parts, and I believe the use of his designs will help me in creating an illusion of depth in my photos. Although his Classic Space ships aren’t up there yet, the “Mini Ships” button link at left has more of his designs from other properties like Star Trek, Star Wars and Stargate.
This one’s for you, Tim!
Have you ever had a friend that, on paper, you should have nothing in common with? That’s the way it seems with me and my friend Craig. He pretty much lived a rock ‘n roll lifestyle without actually being a musician, and I’ve always been more into nerdy and quitter pursuits, which he gently makes fun of. But we’ve been friends ever since we worked together more than a decade ago, and spend long hours talking on the phone (since he lives in another state) about topics such as music, wrestling, old sitcoms and the nature of the universe. Craig was a big fan of the ribald sitcom Two and a Half Men, which led him to watch Big Bang Theory since it was made by the same creator. But he was really lost by all the Star Trek references, and actually became curious about the topic. He had never seen one second of Star Trek, and asked me for advice on which ones to watch. I was shocked, and also realized my responsibility in steering him toward good selections, and most certainly anything that wasn’t Voyager. He was already a fan of William Shatner from the actor’s various hosting gigs, so I strongly suggested he watch Wrath of Khan. As I had hoped for, Craig thought it was fantastic. He was very surprised that he liked it so much, and quickly began watching the rest of the movies with the original cast (even Star Trek V, which I warned him about and it pretty much shook him with how bad it was). He then began watching The Original Series, which I suspected he wouldn’t like be a big fan of since it’s a bit different than the films, but he ate those up, watching the whole series within weeks and hungering for more. I tried to get him into Next Generation, but he felt the crew just didn’t have the same chemistry as Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the bunch. Even in the worst episodes of the original show, it was fun spending time with those characters, he said. Craig lamented one time during his Trek marathon, “Here we go, babeless in Boca and another Star Trek movie. This is how it begins… noticed there’s a comic store on 441.” So, maybe his life has swung around a bit… He mused how Trek is an excellent escape when things in your life aren’t at their best, and I agreed that a lot of people feel that way about it. He also stated that he now considered Star Trek as one of his favorite shows, so I felt proudly that my mission was accomplished.
For reasons probably best explored in an essay when I’m more awake, Space: The Comic seems to be very pro-S&M.
The asteroid costume reminds me (and I only recall this now) of a pumpkin costume my grandmother made for me on one of my earliest Halloweens. I was round, orange and stuffed with paper. She took me to some harvest festival and we sat down on the grass for storytime, where I promptly rolled over, being round and all. I pleaded with her honestly that I couldn’t get up, but she shushed me and told me to stop fooling around. Even then I appreciated the humor of the situation and just kind of sighed as I settled in to enjoy communal storytime from a sideways position.
Taking pictures for this storyline has been slow-going, but it has been cool to work with characters that haven’t received much attention in awhile, like Walker and the ever-disturbing Masoch.