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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ is getting its own comic

The new comics coincide with new MST3K episodes arriving on Netflix in the near future.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Posted on Feb 17, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 11:44 pm CDT

Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult TV series about riffing on terrible movies, is getting its own comic book.

Dark Horse Comics announced the comic this week, and if you’re wondering how an MST3K comic would actually work, you’re not alone. The show mostly consists of mocking commentary for awful B-movies, a difficult concept to translate to the comic book medium.

According to Dark Horse’s announcement, the comic will follow the MST3K crew of the human host and his two robot sidekicks, aboard the Satellite of Love. So if you’re an MST3K fan who wants to see some more background canon, you’re in luck.

The new comic doesn’t have a release date yet, but it coincides with MST3K’s recent renaissance, with new episodes arriving on Netflix “in the not so distant future.”

H/T to io9

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*First Published: Feb 17, 2017, 9:56 am CST