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May 09 2005

Whedon Drafts Graphic Bridge to 'Serenity'. Zap2it discusses the new 'Serenity' comic.

Joss Whedon will help neophytes and "Firefly" fans get ready for Universal Pictures' "Serenity" with a three-issue comic book from Dark Horse comics.

So are they really releasing all three titles in the Serenity series on July 6th? I checked out and all they're showing so far for Serenity is one comic with three different covers.
From this month's Comics Previews, I believe it's 3 different issues (one issue per month), but with multiple possible covers.

(Multiple covers are a gimmick that I find hokey in the extreme.)

PS There will be a trade paperback collecting the 3 issues (with a cover by Adam Hughes.) Don't know if it will be out in time for the movie, though.

[ edited by bookrats on 2005-05-09 21:48 ]
I think it's a 3 issue mini-series, 1 issue a month, each with four covers, the regular version, and 3 variants, so each character will have their own cover.

Got the first one ordered for me yesterday, just the regular version, the covers will probably all be collected in the trade paperback anyway.

Is this comic what became of the animated DVD that was supposed to be coming out just before the film?

[ edited by Ghost Spike on 2005-05-09 22:55 ]
I’m really looking forward to these. For previous discussion on this check out these threads from April 05 here, March 02 here and February 18 which has links to various graphics .
I'm really looking forward to these, too.
Each of the three issues will have three covers. 3x3 = 9, the total number of Firefly cast member. There is no official regular or variant/exclusive cover, they're all shipping in equal ratio from what I understand. There's nothing new between the pages of each version. You can buy all three versions of each issue if you like all the covers and want to own the art...but you can do that more cheaply if you simply wait for the trade paperback collection...and/or buy one issue per month if you're like me and don't want to read this prequel comic after the film. But buying all of the three versions of each of the three issues is an inefficient way to go about it. All the covers will almost certainly be collected in the trade.
For the record -- yes, the story in the comic book is what was originally going to be the animated DVD, until Universal decided not to do that.

Oh, and rest assured that my novelization and the comic book will be completely compatible. *grin*
hi krad! i've ordered my comics already.
Is krad novelization already pre-orderable? I'll need to import it.

It's a 3 issue mini series, with a 3 variant cover each, covering a different crew member on the cover, which will be released monthly in July, August and September, just in time for the movie release. So it's 3 issue but 9 different covers.
It's probable that the TPB, which features a cover by Adam Hughes (the same great comic artist who did those arts a promo poster for Buffy's OMWF episode) - I'm wishing for a group shot, since the other variant covers are individual shots - , will be released later. No release date was announced yet. The TPB will probably feature a cover gallery, featuring the 9 covers featured in the regular issues of the mini series.

I'll try to post the link as soon as it's online, but here's the solicitation info for Serenity #2, which will be released in August. Hopefully we'll get to see who's on the cover this month.

SERENITY #2 (of 3)


On sale August 3, FC, 32pg, $2.99

Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews continue the journey of the brigands and outlaws that call the ship Serenity "home" in this second issue of the prequel to Whedon's Serenity- the highly-anticipated feature film follow-up to his cult-hit TV show Firefly.

On the run and out of cash, the ragtag crew of Serenity take on a scavenger mission with the hopes of earning enough dough to disappear for a while. Little do they know an old enemy is scheming to remake their acquaintance with the help of some covert-operatives known only as the Blue Gloves.

With interior art by the inimitable Will Conrad (Marvel's Elektra and Witches) and colors by the illustrious Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men and The Ultimates), this issue also features three covers starring a different Serenity crew member, each drawn by one of the hottest names in comics. This month-Tim Bradstreet, Jo Chen, and Joe Quesada!

Joss Whedon's major-motion picture Serenity from Universal Pictures opens September 2005!

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