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Star Wars: The Return of Tag & Bink - Revenge of the Clone Menace was a comic book published April 26, 2006.

Publisher's summary[]

Behold, the long-awaited prequel to the Tag & Bink saga! Many a Star Wars fan has lain awake at night, plagued by suspense and wondering just how this infamous Rebel pair came to be. Well wonder no more, faithful readers! Your plague has ended with this tell-all issue that caps the space-opera legend, courtesy of fan-favorite Star Wars creators Kevin Rubio and Lucas Marangon.

The origin story of our hapless heroes begins on their respective planets, Alderaan and Corellia. These future soldiers of the Rebel Alliance are sized up for Padawan potential, and we are treated to a rare inside look at the rigorous mental and physical training undergone by aspiring Knights in the Jedi Temple! Mace Windu, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the elder Fett each have a role in the miseducation of Tag and Bink, but despite all this schoolin', the two decide that spying on Padmé and "the Chosen One" is a pretty good idea . . .


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Behind the scenes[]

Jango Fett's armor is incorrectly colored and instead looks like that of Boba Fett. This is corrected in the trade paperback.

The title is a play on words of the titles of the three prequel movies: Revenge of the Sith, Attack of the Clones, and The Phantom Menace.

Outside the Galaxies Opera House can be seen references to the musicals The Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion King, Wicked, Avenue Q (written in Aurebesh), Rent (written in Aurebesh) and Annie. The entire scene is likely a homage to Broadway. Also, during the showing of Squid Lake, the main characters from Finding Nemo are in the 'stage.' The Red Guards are reading Playbill and Variety.

According to Palpatine, Plagueis's midichlorian manipulation caused the destruction of Planet Krypton.

The Characters 'Jay' (Jason Mewes) and 'Silent Bob' (Kevin Smith) are responsible for the recruiting of Tag and Bink on their respective homeworlds. In the recruitment scene Tag is levitating a Darth Tater. The Force detector being used to register Tag has a Macintosh operating system, and has "John Edward," "Vegas magician," and "Medium" as skill levels.

In the youngling day care, a LEGO Venator Star Destroyer (a reference to Erik Varszegi) a miniature Death Star and a Star Wars lunchbox can be seen, and Shaak Ti mentions M&M's. Later, in the youngling school, Yoda uses a hologram of Skippy the Jedi Droid.

When Tag is before the Jedi Council, the Battlestar Galactica can be seen behind Mace Windu's head. Later, Bink is seen reading Jedi Tricks for Dummies, a parody of the ...for Dummies series of books. Also, in the Jedi Archives, the Lost Twenty busts include Randy Stradley and Mike Richardson, and there is a man dressed in a British suit in the background.

Outside of Dex's Diner, The Beatles can be seen crossing the street in the image as their famous Abbey Road album. Inside of Dex's Diner, George Lucas can be seen filming the proceedings in a pose based on an on-set photo from American Graffiti. Other patrons of Dex's Diner include Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story; Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still; and Tom Servo, Crow T. Robot, and Gypsy from Mystery Science Theater 3000.

On the Jendirian Valley, one of the hands raised is from a Martian from the 1953 version of The War of the Worlds.

During the attack on the Jedi Temple, the bald figure running with Aristotle's Poetics is Sean Connery as William of Baskerville from The Name of the Rose.