Well, smack me in the Force and call me a scruffy-looking nerf herder. It seems there's a brand new Star Wars film out and the whole world has once again gone Jar Jar Binks crazy.
How we'll no doubt gasp at the light sabres, the TIE Fighters and the cheeky little droids.
Of course, for me, the already leaked information that Jabba the Hutt reveals himself to be Han Solo's father is the most awesome revelation in cinema history and one I shall never forget.
However, we should remember that, when the original movie came out in 1977, the war of the stars wasn't the only thing that was happening in the Vast Beyond at that time. There was also a comic from beyond the galaxies as well.
That comic was 2000 AD.
And that all means it's time for me to leap into my Thrillennium Falcon, punch Hyper-Space in the gob and find out what that comic was doing in November of that fateful year.
As usual, my total inability to recall any of the contents of the issues in question means I can't think of anything at all interesting to say about them.
I can however say that the robot in the top picture seems to owe some vague debt to John Byrne's Rog-2000 as seen in the pages of Charlton Comics' E-Man.
I can also say that the star of the second cover has to be the most short-sighted astronaut in history. I can only hope that Tim Peake doesn't encounter a similar fate during his journey into space.
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