Recently we found out that the new comic based on Joss Whedon’s Firefly being teased by Dark Horse would be the first storyline to take place after the events of the follow-up movie Serenity instead of before or during that time period, effectively progressing the story for the first time in a decade.
To kick off New York Comic-Con 2013, Dark Horse wanted to add a little to what we know about the comic, including an official title and who the mysterious writer would be.
Continue below for more and to see a painted cover from the comic.
Talking to Nerdist, Dark Horse has revealed that the comic will be titled Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, and that Joss’s brother Zack Whedon will be writing it.
Speaking about the project, Whedon said:
“The challenge is to create something that feels of a piece with the existing franchise”¦ but the Serenity/Firefly world is where I feel most confident. Beyond that, the challenge is to make something good, something that feels like it is building on what is already there rather than just mimicking it.”
“I know fans have been starving for story, so I don’t hold back in that regard.”
The comic picks up about nine months after the events of Serenity, and if you’ve seen it, you’ll know why the crew isn’t in the highest of spirits at the moment. Zoe is pregnant and they’re in more danger than ever before, so don’t expect the usual tone. It sounds like the comic will be more serious.
“Hijinks do not ensue much in this series. They’re too “˜almost dying’ for that. They are on the defensive a bit, they’ve been painted one way by the media and the Alliance is trying to stamp them out harder than ever. Hopefully when this adventure is done, they’ll be able to hijinks it up a bit more.”
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind will be a six-part mini series with the chance of becoming ongoing, and the first issue will arrive on January 29, 2014.
Here’s the special painted cover. It’s pretty great. You can see more artwork and read more about the comic and what to expect at the source link below.