Our Firefly readers should like this news from Dark Horse Comics. It’s not the much-desired return of Mal & Co. to the screen, but it’s still what we need, as Christopher Walken would say, “more Firefly.” Dark Horse announced on its blog late today that something is in the works for Serenity comics. The publisher mentioned no specifics, but offered the following tease:
Joss Whedon’s beloved Firefly series and Serenity film’s lifespan may have been short-lived, but managed to produce one of the most dedicated fanbases in the history of modern science fiction. Dark Horse is proud to be able to keep Mal and his crew flying with new comics and products. Look for the hashtag #WheresSerenity over the next few months on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages for exclusive news on the future of the franchise at Dark Horse!
Dark Horse also released the above four-part animation showing the steps in creating a comic book page featuring the Firefly class ship Serenity. It looks great!
This February here at borg.com we reviewed the three graphic novel collections Dark Horse has released so far over the past few years. Along with the enormous and dense behind-the-scenes book Firefly: A Celebration (reviewed here), these are great reads fans of the series hungering for more Inara, Wash, Zoe, Jayne, Book, Simon, River, and Kaylee should all check out.
We’ll be previewing the new series before its release here at borg.com.