April 2009 is a momentous month here in KRADland, as I have, not one, not two, not three, but FOUR
comic books being released in this calendar month!
The first is out today: Farscape
#4, which concludes the arc entitled "The Beginning of the End of the Beginning," as Rygel takes another shot at his throne while the crew of Moya have to deal with a nasty invader. The status quo does not
remain intact at the end of this miniseries. *big evil grin* Plot by Farscape
creator Rockne S. O'Bannon, script by me, art by Tommy Patterson, colors by Andrew Dalhouse, letters by Ed Dukshire, and covers by Joe Corroney (Aeryn) and Dennis Calero (Crichton). BOOM! Studios, $3.99.
Also coming this month is the first issue of the next
story arc, Farscape: Strange Detractors
#1. The gang heads to a commerce planet to resupply, and things go horribly awry -- 'cause, y'know, duh. Plot again by Rockne, script again by me, colors again by Andrew, letters again by Ed, covers again by Joe (Crichton, Pilot, Aeryn) and Dennis ("Leave it to Rygel"), but art now by Will Sliney. BOOM! Studios, $3.99.
This month also debuts the first side miniseries, Farscape: D'Argo's Lament
#1. Flashing back to the third season (between "Revenging Angel" and "Fractures"), this is an adventure of Ka D'Argo, along with Jool, back when both were still alive. Moya needs an exotic substance to survive, and D'Argo and Jool head off in the former's newly tamed Luxan vessel (eventually named Lo'La
) to track it down. Written by me all by my lonesome, with art by Neil Edwards, colors and letters by Andrew & Ed, and covers by Michael DiPascale (planet) and Will Sliney (Moya). BOOM! Studios, $3.99.
Finally, we have my first contribution to the new Star Trek
comics, also the latest Alien Spotlight
one-shot. To no one's surprise, it focuses on the Klingons. "Four thousand throats may be cut in a single night by a running man," goes the old Klingon saying. The Dahar
master Kang, at three different points in his life, tells three different stories with that saying as its moral. Written by me, with AMAZING
art and color by JK Woodward (he uses a different art style for each of Kang's three tales), letters by Robbie Robins, cover by David A. Williams (with color by Moose Baumann). IDW, $3.99.