Well, not if you count the ROTJ novelization but follow me here . . .
Okay first of all I meant to dig up an old thread but I CAN'T find it, it's called something to the effect of "Do you like the change in Owen and Obi-Wan's relationship?" Anyway I am starting a new thread in its stead.
The idea was brought up in this thread
but it's not exactly fitting with the TPM thread so I'll bring it over here since it deals with AOTC but especially the OT. Growing up I "knew" from the ROTJ novelization that Owen was Obi-Wan's brother so I always watched the OT from that POV . . . but you know what, I'm one person out of a handful who saw it that way.
The VAST number of audience members saw the OT and never had a clue that those 2 old dudes were supposed to be brothers . . . yet now that AOTC has come along and done away with it, showing Owen to actually be Anakin's step-brother (and certainly more fitting of the term "uncle" than Obi's brother would be ), I wonder why does it NOW become an issue.
And don't say that it's because the novelization solved the problem. Remember, most people didn't even know about it then and they still don't. Going by what we see ONSCREEN, we have NO reason to believe that Anakin was not Owen's brother. None at all.
So why after AOTC came out is it suddenly a valid criticism to ask WTF was up with that, why Vader wouldn't "look" for Luke there on Tatooine ? (I, for the record, don't think it matters one bit because as far as I can tell, Vader thinks he has no kids so why would he bother going there anyway? ).
So why didn't people question this in 1983 when ROTJ came out and Vader's identitity was confirmed ? I know they didn't have an internet to spread the news from the novelization, so I'm pretty sure that most people weren't aware that Owen was Obi-Wan's brother.