'Glee' Roundup: 'Glee' Meets Archie Comics, Lea Michele Recording Album and More
'Glee' Roundup: 'Glee' Meets Archie Comics, Lea Michele Recording Album and More
Jeff Dodge
Jeff Dodge
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Have you ever wondered your favorite Glee characters would look like in comic book form? Here's your chance, as the cover art has been revealed for the first Glee/Archie Comics crossover issue. Also in today's roundup, Lea Michele has started recording her debut album, a new promo reveals what's coming up when the show returns and Ryan Murphy has answered more of our questions on Twitter.

Glee Meets Archie

It's not the first time Archie Comics have done crossover issues. But it will be the first time that the students at Riverside High will cross paths with those at McKinley. The cover art for the first issue of the Archie/Glee comic (Archie #641) has been revealed. And in it, you can see what Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Brittany, Puck and Sue would look like as comic book characters. Take a look below:

glee-archiecomics.jpgWhat do you think? Out of them all, Rachel looks the least like herself; it's as if they took Veronica and tweaked her appearance slightly.

This crossover will reportedly span four issues, with the first being released on February 27, 2013. The stories are being created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (a Glee producer) and Dan Parent (an artist who regularly works on Archie).

Lea Michele Recording Debut Album

Some Glee cast members have already released albums (like Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling), and some have snagged record deals (including Naya Rivera). And now comes word that Lea Michele will be heading down that road -- she's announced that she has started recording songs for her own debut album. Lea tweeted, "At the studio right now at my first recording session for MY SOLO ALBUM!! I'm so happy and can't wait for you all to hear this record!!"

An update yesterday lets us in on one of the songs she's recording: "Recording a song written by the amazing @BonnieMcKee! She wrote the songs..maybe you've heard them before.. sung by the amazing @katyperry ... Wide Awake.. California Girls.. Teenage Dream.. Part of Me.. Just to name a few:) So honored to be singing one of her songs!!!" Since Bonnie McKee has written these pop songs, is that the kind of music we're going to expect from the actress and singer who embodies everything Broadway?

In the September issue of Nylon magazine, she said, "I want to make songs where girls can just roll down the windows of their car or dance around in their rooms in their underwear, like, I hate my ex-boyfriend! or I'm so in love! Because that's what I want [to hear] -- power-girl songs." Definitely not Broadway material. Are you looking forward to this musical style for her album?

New Promo Previews Grease, Mercedes and More

A new promo has made its way online for "The Role You Were Born to Play" that airs November 8, the show's return after its baseball hiatus. Episode 5 is the first episode focusing on the Grease musical at McKinley. But besides that, we see in the below video Mercedes making her return. And Mr. Schuester has an announcement.

We also see a quick shot of Santana and Brittany. Naya Rivera spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and said about their breakup, "I think the breakup really put her at a crossroads and now she doesn't know what to do with herself. She gets to go back to McKinley again, but she's in limbo." What are her plans for the future besides being at college in Louisville? "I don't think she even knows what her long-term goals are and it does get brought to her attention that she should probably start thinking about those things." 

Ryan Murphy's Latest Twitter Q&A

Ryan Murphy had another of his Twitter Q&A sessions this week for his three shows: Glee, American Horror Story and The New Normal. Here are some of the Glee tweets that will hopefully get you excited for the rest of season 4:

Question: "Does Quinn have a new boyfriend when she comes back to Lima, or will she be single?"
Ryan Murphy: "New boyfriend. And not a good one. Santana is very unhappy. #slapheardroundtheworld"

If Santana's unhappy, could that have anything to do with this scene between the two that Dianna Agron tweeted recently?

Q: "Please do RENT musical tribute. Seasons of Love or I'll Cover You or would be great!"
RM: "I really want to do Seasons of Love. Working on it."

Q: "End of the world episode, where Britt believes the Mayan rumor????"
RM: "We might do the Mayan storyline in our Christmas show. I love the idea."

Q: "Can Glee sing other One Direction song?"
RM: "Your wish is my command. Watch Sectionals!"

Q: "Will @chriscolfer get a solo soon?"
RM: "Yes! Chris and I were talking about this today. He came up with the song."

Q: "Are we ever going to see what Eli looks like? Or can you tell us if he resembles Kurt at all?"
RM: "Yes you will. And no he doesn't."

Is there anything from this Q&A that you're worried about happening, or are you excited for what's to come on Glee?

(Image and video courtesy of Archie Comics and FOX)