No longer content with mocking bad movies, the mad scientists behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 are turning their attention to the world of comic books. Dark Horse Comics today announced Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic, a new six-issue miniseries featuring Tom, Crow, Gypsy, and the host of the Netflix revival of the series, Jonah Heston.
The series will be written by MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, and the first issue will feature covers by Todd Nauck and MST3K DVD cover artist Steve Vance. Nauck will also be providing interior art, which will likely be solely for framing sequences, as in the new series the crew of the Satellite of Love will be forced by their captors to read old public domain comics. Hopefully the heroes of the series will be represented by little silhouettes at the bottom of each terrible, glorious panel.
Check out the covers to the first issue, as well as the full press release about the series, below. The first issue of Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic is in stores in September.
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (June 7, 2018)—The riffing hilarity loved by fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 since 1988 is taking on a whole new medium…comics! Created for comics by series creator Joel Hodgson, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic finds Jonah Heston, Crow T. Robot, Tom Servo, and Gypsy thrust into the 2-D world of public domain comics, with riffing as their only defense! But trust us, these comics have it coming.
Featuring a variant cover by longtime MST3K DVD artist Steve Vance (among others), Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic is a perfect companion to your favorite original episodes and the hit Netflix show!
Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Comic #1 (of six) goes on sale September 9, 2018, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.