Joss Whedon's sci-fi television program Firefly may have only lasted one season, but the cult series is still hailed by its fans as one of the all-time greats. While the acclaimed writer, director, and producer has been a part of some of the most memorable television series and film franchises of the last three decades – The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, and Cabin in the Woods most notably – there is arguably no property that is adored more by its respective fanbase than Firefly.
Even though the cult sci-fi series was cut short after just one, 15 episode season, the franchise has continued to live on in other various mediums. First in 2005, acclaimed director Joss Whedon wrote and helmed Firefly's feature film follow-up entitled Serenity, and just one year later, the first in a series of comics based on the fan-favorite franchise were published by Dark Horse Comics, an American comic book and manga publisher. Now, it appears as though Dark Horse Comics and the beloved sci-fi franchise are teaming up yet again.
It has been recently reported by EW that Dark Horse will be publishing an all-new Serenity comic book series, entitled No Power in The 'Verse. With iZombie co-creator and comic writer Chris Roberson penning the brand new, six-issue comic book run, No Power in the 'Verse is reportedly set one year after the events of the franchise's previous entry, Leaves on the Wind. When asked about the plot and backstory of the upcoming Serenity comic run, Roberson – a first-time writer for the series – had this to say:
They’re just wrapping up a job when they get a call from an old friend who is in desperate need of their help, and things get complicated pretty quickly.
In addition to the iZombie writer and co-creator, it has also been reported that artist Georges Jeanty will be returning to illustrate the comic as well. Jeanty was credited with the illustration of the series former project – Leaves on the Wind – and is slated to return for the follow-up to the series' previous acclaimed six-issue comic book run.
In addition to this exciting news for Firefly fans, Dark Horse has revealed both the cover for the first issue of No Power in the 'Verse, along with one of the comic's interior pages (below).
Sure, it is unfortunate that this beloved series did not get adequate time to shine on network television, but nevertheless, fans of the franchise should be excited by the announcement of more Serenity comics. Dark Horse and Whedon have knocked it out of the park thus far with a number of critically acclaimed comics. Additionally, getting Jeanty back to illustrate, along with Roberson penning the brand new run, it appears as though there is nothing stopping Serenity from producing, even more, quality stories in the near future.
Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse is slated to go on sale on October 26, 2016.