I don’t need to tell you what Firefly is, or why it’s so prevalent in nerd culture. A) I’m lazy and B) any nerd worth a lick knows all about Mal, the crew of Serenity, and the Whedon way. Bah, screw it. Like to hear it, hear it go. Like a leaf on the wind, Firefly (the show) danced around us joyfully and left before we were ready to say goodbye (cancelled by FOX after a 15 episode run). Then came Serenity, the Firefly movie that was made specifically for the (space-western-starved) fans. It was good and it was shiny (albeit Whedon hitting us in the feels with Washe’s death, that bastard!). *sigh* Then it was gone again. Despite the ever growing fan-base and demand for more adventures, the cast and creatives of Firefly/Serenity departed ways and made nice careers for themselves. Out there, somewhere, we know Serenity is still flying! Flying where, though? Back to us perhaps? Well, get out from your bunk, hold onto your Jayne hats and wipe that mudders milk from your lips, ’cause Serenity is getting a sequel!
Don’t get too excited. It’s not a movie. Dark Horse Comics has announced that it will launch a new Serenity comic book, which will take place after the events of the film. Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will provide the art. Here’s a description of the plot:
As the series begins, Mal and the crew are recouping from their recent strike against the sinister interplanetary government, The Alliance, in which they exposed government agencies as those responsible for the creation of the Reavers — the scourge of the universe. With River Tam in the co-pilot chair and a very pregnant Zoe reeling from the death of her husband, Wash, Mal is finding himself and his ship in greater danger than ever.
No writer or launch date has been announced, but look for more info to hit at New York Comic Con next month. I am willing to give the art/story a chance, if only for the fact that it’s more Serenity / Firefly.
Source: Comic Book Resources