Of course, any online comic that is composed entirely of Star Wars references is going to catch my eye. Blue Milk Special (which I’m sure is a play on “Blue Harvest,” the codename used for the Star Wars film during production) is a chronological satire of the original trilogy of films told in webcomic form. The husband and wife team who produce Blue Milk Special, Rod and Leanne Hannah, have been posting the strip since February of 2009. Like any good send-up, it pulls in other pop-culture influence (hence Darth Vader’s Federation coffee mug) and breaks the fourth wall to mug at the audience from time to time.
Blue Milk Special flies below the radar a bit, not wanting to head to court over any copyright infringement with Lucasfilm. As a result, it will never be collected in book form or applied to any other format that might generate a profit. It also has a set lifespan, because when the chronology of the films run out, so will the strip. But still a great read so far, and I’m looking forward to another few years yet as the Hannahs are only halfway through their source material.