Dark Horse Comics will launch a new Serenity comic, illustrated by Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Georges Jeanty, according to Comic Book Resources. The story will pick up just after the 2005 film Serenity closes. “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,” Jeanty said. The Alliance, it seems, has been attacking them in revenge for the broadband exposing how they were ultimately responsible for creating the Reavers.
Jeanty describes the shift in his artwork necessary for the new title, since Browncoats are rather particular about how their favorite ship and crew are illustrated. “[W]hen I was drawing Buffy, I could start from scratch. Sure, I had to keep in line with how the characters looked, but everything was up for grabs,” he said. “With Firefly there are seven characters and a ship to consider. When they’re on Serenity – fans know what every inch of that ship looks like, so I have to be very meticulous with my depiction.”
The writer on the book has yet to be announced.
Related property Firefly has been on a licensing tear recently, with Gale Force 9’s Firefly board game, Toy Vault’s Firefly: Out to the Black card game, The Firefly Online Game, and the Firefly RPG.