Firefly Comics move to Boom Studios

Ok, so it’s not a total reboot or rebirth for the series, but there are new stories from the ‘verse coming our way.

The licence for Joss Whedon’s Firefly has moved to Boom Studios from Dark Horse, and they’ve already got big plans for a new line of comics.

With writer Greg Pak and artist Dan McDaid on board, the series is set to land in November, with plans for stories set during the Unification War, including the tale of how Mal and Zoe first met. They also plan to reprint the old Dark Horse titles, which is good news for fans who’ve struggled to find some of the more elusive titles.

This follows the news from earlier in the year that a Firefly book series was in the works. Released by Titan Books, the first is due out in October. The books currently commissioned cover the war, and the crew’s time on Serenity.

This a good year for Firefly fans!

Joss Whedon to Produce New Series

Joss Whedon

Good news, Frenemies! Whedon is producing a new television series, currently in development at Freeform.

The show, created by Siobhan Thompson and Rebecca Drysdale, will be half hour comedy, titled Pippa Smith: Grown Up Detective. It will follow Pippa Smith, a former actress who played a kid sleuth on television. She’ll solve crimes will navigating life as a 20-something and outgrowing her old life.

Whedon and Drysdale will be serving as Executive Producers.

Episode Twenty: Wales Comic Con with Anthony Head, Marc Blucas, Clare Kramer and Juliet Landau

It’s #WhedonWednesday and this week I’ve got highlights from the Buffy panels at Wales Comic Con, featuring¬†Anthony Head, Marc Blucas, Clare Kramer and Juliet Landau. There’s tales of stunt accidents, Tony sings, and Juliet talks about epic love for the ages.

Wales Comic Con
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy panel

Guest links

Keep an eye out for future Buffy guests at Wales Comic Con.

Anthony Head is on Twitter as @anthonyshead, Clare Kramer is @clarekramer and Juliet Landau is @julietlandau.

news from the whedonverse

James Marsters confirmed for The Vampire Ball in December, alongside Iyari Limon, Mark Metcalf and Brian Thompson.

 

Episode Nineteen: Roots in the Community – Mark Sheppard at MCM Birmingham

It’s #WhedonverseWednesday and this week I’ve got a treat for you! My wonderful friends at Geeky Brummie shared their audio of Mark Sheppard’s press panel from MCM Birmingham. He talks what it means to be a geek, his dislike of the term ‘fan’, and his experiences working on some of the biggest sci-fi shows around.

Mark Sheppard

guest links

Not a guest, but you can find Geeky Brummie’s podcast on their website.

Mark Sheppard is on Twitter as @mark_sheppard.

news from the whedonverse

Wales Comic Con is 21 – 22 April and has Mark Sheppard, Juliet Landau, Marc Blucas and Clare Kramer.

Em-Con Nottingham is 5 – 6 May and has Nicholas Brendon and Emma Caulfied.

LFCC is 27 – 29 July and has Jewel Staite.

Nicholas Brendon is hosting bowling and karaoke across America.

TV Line’s Michael Ausiello is auctioning stuff for charity, including promo teeth from Buffy Vs Dracula.

Firefly panel from C2E2.