Fans of ‘Firefly’ alums Nathan Fillion’s (‘Castle’,’Slither’) and Alan Tudyk‘s (‘Serenity’,’I,Robot’) new web series ‘Con Man‘ will be happy to hear that a new comic based off of the show that the series talks about is in the works!
The series ‘Spectrum’ is actually a television show within the ‘Con Man’ series so its a show within a show that will now be wrapped in a comic. Confused yet? All you need to know is that it is partially a work of original creation and partially a riff on ‘Firefly’ created by original cast members which means its something you’ll probably lobe to read.
The first preview issue to the 4 part comic will be released during next year’s Free Comic Book Day on May 7, 2016 and is one we’ll all be eager to check out. The book will be published by LA-based Automatic Publishing and co-written by Tudyk and PJ Haarsma who is one of the producers for the web scene. Sarah Stone is on board to illustrate with Shannon Eric Denton handling editing.
Okay, and you’ll probably want to know about the series itself which Tudyk explains here:
Basically though ‘Con Men’ follows an actor who used to pilot a ship on a much loved but cancelled science fiction show. Sure they might be poking fun at their and our loss of ‘Firefly’ but in the book the series that made him famous to geeks across the globe was ‘Spectrum’ and thats the world we’ll see further explored on these pages. To sum it up Tudyk says that:
In the world of ‘Con Man,’ ‘Spectrum’ has given my character Wray Nerely a huge fan following. A comic book is the best way to tell the story that ignited that fandom. It’s the serious sci-fi story, inside the comedic story, told inside a comic book that is sold inside comic book stores. Every good ‘Con Man’ needs a comic.
I’m actually pretty sure a full on television series based off of it would be the best way to tell it but one can only dream for so much I suppose.
You can find out more about the book below:
‘Spectrum’ Comic Synopsis:
A vicious attack from an alien invading force devastates the globe, but the prophetic dreams of Captain James Raaker warn that the suffering has just started. Humanity’s last hope is escape in an untested spaceship built by a madman.
Are you looking forward to reading ‘Spectrum’? Do you think it will appeal even more to fans of ‘Firefly’ or will this just be painful to read? Share your thoughts below!