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FireflySerenity #1 Comic Coming In July, Heralding Movie Release
Sunday 10 April 2005, by Webmaster
Comics Folks, if you haven’t checked out all the great links in that SciScoop front page left-hand column "Find Serenity Here" box, and particularly ordered the DVD to become a rabid fan of Firefly, my only question is... why not? The sci-fi series that discriminating fans won’t let die is getting ready for its Phoenix-like liftoff with the upcoming July release of Serenity #1. This short-run comic series chronicles the "six month gap" between the final DVD episode "Objects in Space" and Serenity: Big Damn Movie (fans of course understand that whimsical title) coming out September 30.
Order your copy today via the Dark Horse press release: This fall Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and scribe of Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men, makes his big-screen debut as writer/director with Serenity, the big-budget feature follow-up to his cult-hit TV show Firefly—the story of a ship full of mercenaries, outlaws, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute running across the fringes of space. Now Whedon pens a three issue miniseries based on the film with Brett Matthews, whose previous credits include Spider-man specials with Daredevil and Wolverine, episodes of TV’s Firefly, an Angel miniseries, and the animated Chronicles of Riddick feature "Dark Fury. "
The crew of Serenity once again find themselves broke and on the wrong side of a number of very large firearms, making the first issue a case study in how to mix intense, Whedon-style character interaction with cinematic action and violence. Artist Will Conrad and colorist Laura Martin paint a rough and wild world of adventure across a strange and dangerous universe.
Each issue of this series features three covers, one for each member of the Serenity crew, drawn by the biggest names in comics. Issue #1 features Mal by John Cassaday, Inara by J. G. Jones, and Jayne by Bryan Hitch.