For the spaceship spotters among us: this is the first comic-based appearance of a relatively rare Type A ‘Ya starfighter in the background of panel two. Superior in almost every respect – especially aesthetically – to the Type B that Holter’ya flies, it was naturally too expensive to mass-produce and so they were only given to the best pilots (ie. not Holter’ya). They were both developed – along with the somewhat more esoteric Type C – at roughly the same time, by the Geltor’ya & Daughters Manufacturing Concern, in preparation for Emperor Reylolyl’ya’s galaxy-wide planet-conquering spree. Hence the unimaginative names.

So how did Holt and Magnus’ya manage to acquire one to give to Tim? Interesting question…

(Note to self: come up with an answer to this question.)