The star of several of Dark Horse’s Star Wars comics — the by-no-means-saintly Quinlas Vos — will be popping by this week’s Clone Wars. While I remember Vos as being rather brooding in the comics, he seems pretty smarmy here, but whatever. I’m more interested in when Lucasfilm acknowledges other parts of the Star Wars Expanded Universe in its main products, if only because it does it so rarely. Still, I’d love to see a Vos-focused episode following the Dark Horse comics, as opposed to him passive-aggressively telling Obi-Wan he looks like shit. Thanks to Julie for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.