The year was 1990. A great, but oft overlooked game called Space Crusade came out. It was a sort of a mix of the very popular Hero Quest, and the more grim and complex Space Hulk. In a very short rulebook which sought to not only instruct the players but tell them a little background into the Warhammer 40k universe in which the game was set, the bulk of the internal artwork took the form of a charming and very simplistic comic book.
As I have been playing this quite a lot with my kids, and flipping through the old, old, rules. I have come to appreciate just how cool the little story included in the rules was.