Four Color Comments: May The Fourth Be With You

Welcome to the (un) official holiday for all things Star Wars! It was 1977 and I remember my dad taking us to the movie. I asked him was it was […]

Welcome to the (un) official holiday for all things Star Wars!

It was 1977 and I remember my dad taking us to the movie. I asked him was it was about and he said there were robots in it. I was only 8, so what did I know. So dad drove about 40 minutes out of the way to go to the theater with the bigger screen and better sound system. Again, I was 8 what did I know.

So after the scrolling words, it starts, and my mind is blown! This was one of the most amazing things I ever saw on screen. It was just awesome. I think I was the fist in my class to see it, so when I got home I drew pictures of all the characters and presented them at show and tell. 

And of course, I had to have all the toys. I remember going into Child World and my mom would make the employees go in the back to get a new case so I can get the figures I had missing.

To this day, Star Wars remains one of the most influential films out there. There are so many people that have been inspired by Star Wars. I was and went for a degree in film. Plus the film still holds up today, provided you can find the original theatrical release before George Lucas changed (ruined) things.

So across the geek community May 4th, has been named May The Fourth. A play on words from May The Force. It’s Star Wars days. There is no wrong way to celebrate it. Whether you want to dress up as your favorite character for work, read a book based on Star Wars, or just re-watching the films. Enjoy all things that are Star Wars today!

At the official Star Wars website, they have plenty of fun suggestions on how to celebrate this momentous day

So to everyone…HAPPY STAR WARS DAY! AND MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon’s Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don’t forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife’s chagrin.