-- A is for Ackbar in the illustrated Star Wars Alphabet, where some of the more obscure characters from the series help spell out all 26 symbols. (Topless Robot)

-- Jeff Jensen talks about "The Green River Killer," his upcoming graphic novel about the serial killer and his father's role as primary investigator in the case. (PW Comics Week)

-- A band of humanoid-insect explorers traverse an enormous alien world in the illustrations of Matthew Pettinson. (io9)