Who doesn’t remember the the golden age of “Sci-fi Fridays”? Do you the Sci-Fi channel before they started showing flops like Flash Gordon and made-for-TV movies about giant millipedes attacking. Honestly, I’m just jabbing them, Sci-Fi has some really great shows… Dr. Who, Eureka, Battlestar Galactica (does an average of 6 annual new episodes count as an ongoing show?)… anyway, Farscape is a classic! And written by the original creator! From Boom! Studios.
TV’s Sci Fi masterpiece FARSCAPE returns! Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon continues his creation in comic book form right where the Peacekeeper Wars left off! Find out what’s in store for John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, Rygel, Chiana, and the rest of the Moya crew! Do the comics tie into Sci-Fi Channel’s upcoming webisodes? You know it, ‘Scapers! Don’t frelling miss this!
September 22nd, 2008 – Los Angeles, CA – Wondering about the latest on the FARSCAPE comics? Well, wonder no more. BOOM! Studios’ FARSCAPE comics are available for order now and will be shipping this November! So, contact your favorite local comic book shop to order your copy or copies.
The Diamond order code for the first edition of the FARSCAPE comic is SEP083803. There will be 3 different covers released in a 50/25/25 ratio. Don’t forget to talk to your local comic shop about the 1 in 25 variant cover!
FARSCAPE #1 is written by Rockne O’Bannon with script by Keith R.A. DeCandido with interior art by Tommy Patterson. Cover art by fan-favorites Dennis Calero and Joseph Corroney!
To find your local comic book shop visit: http://www.comicshops.us
Debuting on the SCI-FI Channel in 1998, FARSCAPE follows the adventures of astronaut John Crichton, who has a freak accident during an experimental space mission that catapults him across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield. Suddenly, he’s trapped among alien creatures wielding deadly technology – a battle that 20th century sci-fi pop culture never prepared him for. Hunted by a merciless military race, Crichton begins his quest for home from a distant galaxy.
A groundbreaking award-winning sci-fi production, FARSCAPE has become a global favorite. Named by TV Guide as one of television’s “Best Cult Shows Ever” and most recently named by EMPIRE Magazine as one of the “50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” FARSCAPE is known for the overwhelming fan-based campaign that led to its miniseries production. The show has continued to find new audiences as it airs in syndication and is available on DVD around the world.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.
About The Jim Henson Company
The Jim Henson Company has remained an established leader in family entertainment for over 50 years and is recognized worldwide as an innovator in puppetry, animatronics and computer graphics. Best known as creators of the world famous Muppets (the rights to which are now owned by The Walt Disney Company), Henson is the recipient of over 50 Emmy Awards and nine Grammy Awards. Credits include the Saturn Award-winning “Farscape” and the features “MirrorMask,” “Five Children and It”, “Good Boy!” and the recently released direct to DVD feature “Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare”. With additional locations in New York and London, The Jim Henson Company is headquartered in Los Angeles on the historic Charlie Chaplin lot complete with soundstage and postproduction facilities. Independently owned and operated by the five adult children of founder Jim Henson, the Company is also home to Jim Henson’s Creature Shop(tm), a pre-eminent character-building and visual effects group with international film, television and advertising clients, as well as Henson Recording Studios, one of the music industry’s top recording facilities known for its worldclass blend of state of the art and vintage equipment. The Company is currently completing production of 40 episodes of “Sid the Science Kid,” a new science readiness animated series for preschoolers that debuted on PBS Kids® in September 2008, and recently launched “Puppet Up! – Uncensored,” a live puppet improvisational show that has played to sold out crowds around the world and premiered as a special on TBS. The Company has also announced the creation of Jim Henson Designs, a merchandise collection inspired by Jim Henson’s earliest sketches. www.henson.com