Comics News Trifecta: The Star Wars, Mind MGMT, Archie’s Battle of the Bands

? Here’s the debut trailer for Dark Horse’s upcoming The Star Wars mini-series (based on George Lucas’ original screenplay for his space saga). I was sold at the lizard version of Han Solo. Adapting the work is J.W. Rinzler, whose Star Wars “making of” books are essential reading. Real talk: There is no other comic I am looking forward to right now more than this one. As a fan of alternate versions of familiar works, I find this project absolutely compelling, and I applaud Dark Horse for visualizing this infamous early version of a galaxy far, far away.


? Sure, Dark Horse’s Star Wars title may get all the glory, but there’s still a soft spot in my heart for Matt Kindt’s mesmerizing Mind MGMT. If you dig the Lostian series as much as I do, you’ll be pleased to know that you can win the opportunity to be drawn into an upcoming issue via the comic’s Facebook page.


? As regular Topless Robot readers will be quick to point out, I am something of an Archie fanatic. So when Comic Book Resources debuted the above variant cover of Archie‘s 650th issue (due out in December) by Fiona Staples I was blown away. Why? Because it kicks off a four-part mini-series in which The Archies musically square off not only against Josie and the Pussycats, but The Bingos (from That Wilkin Boy) and The Madhouse Glads (from the company’s various Madhouse titles). The storyline will be written an illustrated by Kevin Keller creator Dan Parent, who here once again pays tribute to Archie’s lengthy history by reviving some of it’s most obscure musical acts.

Okay, I swear this is the last time today I will mention Archie. Just be grateful I didn’t write up a post about these Betty and Veronica designer shoes