Wow! Thanks for that. I bought that issue back in the day and have no memory of the revelation. When did I know about it? Moments before seeing the damn movie, through no fault of my own.Time Magazine, back when Time Magazine mattered, published a big article about EMPIRE maybe a week before the film came out. I avoided that article like the plague because I hate spoilers. I believe the "Luke, I am your father" plot point was revealed in there. Anyway, so there I am in 1980 in line at Southgate Mall in Maple Hts., OH, paying my $3 and these two guys behind me talk excitedly about Darth Vader being Luke's dad and all. I could have killed them.