Ten years ago today – TEN YEARS! – I dug out the LEGO Blacktron Invader I had kept since childhood (still in opened box) and the Blacktron II Allied Avenger I had recently purchased in my new quest to obtain some of the classic LEGO Space sets I had always wished I owned. I thought it would be fun to create a little comic strip with them and post it online for the enjoyment of everyone who had fond memories of the old LEGO Space themes like I did. And admittedly, I thought that if I could keep the comics going for awhile, I could create a story connecting those classic sets that LEGO had never provided (preferring to let kids use their imaginations, I assume). I posted the comic on Drunk Duck (long before I had my own website), which still exists to this day! You can still go back and see the original comments I received! The very next day, I posted the first comic starring Commander Schwartz and I was hooked. Little did I know that a whole decade later (minus four dormant years and one that was almost dormant), I’d still be creating this comic – and having a blast doing so.

SPACE: The Comic (aka Lego Space) has never had a huge following, just a handful of regular readers who have been very supportive. Sometimes I feel like I’m toiling in anonymity. But I came to peace a while ago with the fact that I create this comic because I love the characters, I enjoy telling the story, and it’s very satisfying to create and share it. Anyone else who likes it is icing on the cake, and I am very grateful to you for your comments and interaction over the years. There’s still a long way to go in completing the many storylines I’ve started – and I do have it mostly plotted out. I just want to enjoy the ride and the creative outlet it provides.

The very first comic was called “Blacktron, ‘New and Improved,’” and introduced the rivalry between Commander Valkyrie and Lt. Verwaand. Today’s comic is kind of a sequel and stylistic remake of that page, piled on with twists and elements of the 500+ comics that have come since. I enjoyed revisiting the beginning, and might even do that one more time in the next comic…

Thank you for all your support over the past 10 years, including the readers who have surely moved on and forgotten this comic exists. I’m glad to be back – it’s been almost a year now and I’ve managed to do a weekly comic! Here’s to another 10 years, maybe?! Oh, lord…

— This is not an official LEGO comic. This is a tribute.
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