5/24/2002 1:30:19 AM
In the late 1960s, Jack King Kirby left Marvel Comics and went to work for DC, where he created the fascinating Fourth World universe, which included such characters as Darkseid, the New Gods (including Orion, Lightray, and numerous others), the Forever People, etc.
The New Gods, while themselves gods, worshipped a greater power, known only as The Source, the nature of which was unknowable, but which was understood to be the source of all life. They would even say to each other, May the Source be with you. This over a decade before George Lucas introduced us all to the Force. Methinks he wasnt quite as original as many people think, nor did he have to go back as far as various world religions and myths to find the, uh, Source of his ideas.