Dark Horse Comics finally pulled back the curtain on its new Serenity comic book series this weekend at New York Comic Con after months of teasing a new series was forthcoming that would continue the adventures of Mal and his crew where the movie left off. We previewed the first hints at the series here at borg.com back in August.
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind will be a six-issue mini-series with the possibility of an ongoing series, written by Joss Whedon’s brother Zack Whedon, with Joss Whedon serving as executive producer. The story picks up nine months after the death of Wash, shown at the end of the movie Serenity.
“We’ve been dying to get more Serenity out ever since the book Joss and Zack wrote,” said Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie in the promotional release. “We all loved Zack’s work on Shepherd’s Tale, and couldn’t wait to get him back into the mix. This story is the first giant step past the film…”
What can Firefly fans expect from the new series? Dark Horse Comics’ says:
Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ’verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government—the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever, and everyone’s asking the same question . . .
Look for artwork by Georges Jeanty (Buffy Season 8 & 9) and covers by Dan Dos Santos (Tomb Raider).
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind Issue #1 hits comic book stores January 29, 2014.