Today's strip features Opus in his oft-used Slave Leia costume sharing what we imagine is a comforting cup of hot cocoa with Abby (dressed as "A New Hope" Leia), lamenting the constantly depressing, often upsetting news that 2016 has brought us.
A longtime and unabashed fan of "Star Wars," Breathed has satirized the trilogy many times over the decades, casting Opus, Binkley, Steve Dallas and the rest of the cast as R2-D2, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, respectively, while Leia Organa was portrayed by Bobbi Harlow, side buns and all. Breathed most recently showed his "Star Wars" fandom in a series of strips mashing up the films with "Star Trek" and "Godzilla."
After suffering a heart attack last week, Carrie Fisher passed away Monday, Dec. 27. She was 60 years old. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” Fisher's family's official statement read in part. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”
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