SDCC ’16: “Serenity” Soars Again in New Series from Chris Roberson and Georges Jeanty

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Dark Horse’s partnership with Joss Whedon has been a long and productive one, releasing Seasons 8 onwards for the much-loved TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer as well as new creator-made work from Whedon and various collaborators. Amongst the various Whedon-related comics which we’ve seen over the years has been one of his most short-lived projects, Firefly – a TV show which lasted only one season before being cancelled. Although the sci-fi series reassembled for a pretty decent movie, ‘Serenity’, fans have been clamouring for more for years and years.

That clamouring can (partially) end though, as Dark Horse have announced another Serenity miniseries will be coming out later this year, from the creative team of Chris Roberson and Georges Jeanty. Jeanty is a mainstay of Dark Horse, having been the original artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 onwards, and is a reliable hand in adapting TV to the comics page – and Roberson is a brilliant writer, making this quite the impressive creative team for the mini.

Running at six issues, Serenity: No Power in the Verse will see the crew of the spaceship Serenity pick up a distress call from an old friend – but in investigating it, find themselves drawn into, well, shenanigans. There’s no indication as to when the story is set in continuity at this point, though! The only confirmed character from the show is Mal Reynolds, played onscreen by Nathan Fillion – who’ll be signing at the Dark Horse booth with Whedon and fellow castmember Alan Tudyk this weekend. More will likely be revealed in time.

The first issue of the series will be released this October.

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