Legendary actor Mark Hamill recently returned to one of his earliest jobs to much fanfare. Not, not Star Wars. We mean really early jobs. In this instance, the job Hamill had as a teen, working the drive-thru at Jack in the Box—a job they promptly fired him from for doing too many funny voices and impressions at the window to customers. Well, 53 years later, Jack in the Box asked Hamill back to do the very thing they fired him for in a new commercial. It’s rather hilarious too.
And now, via CBR, we’ve learned that the story of Mark and Jack is being told in a new comic book, one that fans can get for free from the fast food giant. Here’s the official synopsis for The Return of Mark Hamill – A Comic Book.
The never-before-told, mostly true story of Mark Hamill’s early days working the Jack in the Box drive-thru and his bittersweet departure. It’s a story of fate, friendship and redemption, decades in the making. Oh, and it’s totally free.
This special edition comic book is available for free through Jack in the Box’s online merchandise store. According to their site, it ships in 5-10 business days. There are also digital downloads available. The Return of Mark Hamill is written by Eric Stiles and Chad Goodnoe, and illustrated by Luke Duo Art and Jamie Coe, with lettering by Joshua Reed.
This is hardly Hamill’s first foray into the world of comic books. He grew up a huge comic book fan, long before he ever played the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series. He even wrote his own series, The Black Pearl (unrelated to any high seas piracy). So Mark Hamill starring in his own comic book must feel like coming home. Although we bet Mark never imagined his comic to have so many burgers and milkshakes in it.