Mere days ago, the European and Russian space agencies launched a probe intent on finding life on Mars.
Will they find it?
I don't know.
I do know that thirty eight years and one month ago, 2000 AD was finding life wherever it looked in the universe, proving it was better than Europe and Russia combined.
This is all very exciting for us, as we get a foto feature on the movie Space Cruiser.
I think we all remember Space Cruiser. It was that film about...
Oh, alright, I admit I've never heard of it. I shall do a quick Google to find out just what it was and whether it was the box office smash that I suspect it wasn't.
Wikipedia informs me that it was a Japanese cartoon, cobbled together from TV episodes and was otherwise known as Space Battleship Yamato.
It would be true to say it didn't get good reviews.
Hold on a minute! Dan Dare has a light sabre? When did he get his hands on that nightmare instrument of death? And what on Earth would Digby make of it all?
Come to think of it, what will the Mekon make of it? He's in danger of getting chopped in half the next time he comes up against his arch-enemy.
Of course, it was in the next issue that the Mekon famously revealed that he's Dan Dare's father.
Comicvine tells me that the ten-part Colony Earth starts in this issue.
I don't have a clue what Colony Earth was. I've Googled it and still don't have a clue what it was. It seems to have involved some sort of space robot that I have no recollection of.
This is the issue we've all waited for. It's the issue that finally gives us the blueprint for Walter the Wobot.
At last we'll all be able to make our very own Walter to waddle around after us and be almost psychotically servile for us.
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