Boy, such humble beginnings for a group that has quite the monopoly on space travel.
I wonder if Frank Herbert's The Spacing Guild had similar beginnings.
Drive reader Matt D. sent in this interesting bit 'o news. There's apparently a drug cartel in Mexico that operates under the nom de guerre of "La Familia":
Here is a quote from the article …"The defendants allegedly have ties to “La Familia,” a Mexican drug cartel that operates in that country and the United States. According to an affidavit in support of the arrest warrants, the cartel is known to distribute large quantities of cocaine, marijuana and crystal methamphetamine."
As a mexican myself, living in a state very affected by the drug cartels, i do find that mentioning them as the predecessors of the Familia in this comic a bit... awkward, this savages don't diserve any respect of any sort beyond respecting their rights as human beings, horrible, horrible human beings.
Good thing their full war name is "La familia Michoacana" being Michoacan the place of origin. This are obscure times for us living here in Mexico, i hope it cools down soon for the sake of our sanity.
PD: GREAT COMIC! made it to the bookmarks instantly, keep up the amazing work :D
I was just reading about Tunisia about that whole situation:
Sounds pretty similar, I think.
Actually, "La Familia" reminds me of the Alan Parsons Project album "Gaudi", and the song "La Sagrada Familia", which was inspired by The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.