One of Science Fiction’s Greatest Villains Gets His Own Series! A Fresh Dose of Bad Attitude From Show Creator Rockne S. O’Bannon.
"What is it about villains that fascinates us so?
Darth Vader, Hannibal Lecter, Galactus, Magneto…
and in the Farscape universe it’s Scorpius."
– Rockne S. O’Bannon
Farscape show creator
January 25th, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – BOOM!
Studios’ best-selling FARSCAPE series enters its second year with a
fresh dose of bad attitude with the premiere of FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS –
coming this April! Written by show creator Rockne S. O’Bannon,
FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS brings one of the greatest sci-fi villains of all
time to his own ongoing series.
An excellent new entry point for Farscape fans that might have missed
the previous BOOM! Farscape series, FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS finds everyone’s
favorite black leather clad villain – Scorpius – deposed from his
throne on Hyneria and making a bold new discovery that could put him
back on top of the Uncharted Territories!
Written by series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and scripted by fan-favorite STAR TREK novelist David Alan Mack, FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS is the must have book of this spring.
"What is it about villains that fascinates us so? Darth Vader, Hannibal
Lecter, Galactus, Magneto…and in the Farscape universe it’s
Scorpius," said Farscape show creator and FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS writer
Rockne S. O’Bannon. "Fans of Farscape who’ve always wondered what’s
going on in that sick little black leather clad head of Scorpius’s are
in for a real treat. And readers who are new to Farscape but whose
tastes run toward the freakish, shocking, and totally unsettling should
find the Scorpius books the perfect dark entry into the ongoing
goal with the Farscape comics is always ‘what is going to blow fans’
minds?’ When Rockne told me his idea for this series I knew everyone
reading these comics would freak,” said Farscape comics editor Ian
Brill. “Farscape has some of the best fans in sci-fi and they deserve
great stories. With FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS, Rockne and David Alan Mack are
delivering a thrilling and intense experience. This is a book befitting
the genius creation that is Scorpius."
"What the creative team on FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS is accomplishing is
exactly what attracted BOOM! to FARSCAPE in the first
place…phenomenal sci-fi adventures in a mythology that knows no
bounds," said BOOM! Studios Managing Editor Matt Gagnon. "Scorpius is
always defined in our minds as John Crichton’s resilient antagonist,
but Rockne and the team, from the first issue, will prove that there’s
more to our favorite half-Scarran, half-Sebacean than meets the eye."
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 led by Scorpius, Crichton begins his quest for home from
a distant galaxy.
A groundbreaking award-winning sci-fi production, FARSCAPE from The Jim Henson Company
and [HALLMARK] 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 iTunes and DVD.
SCORPIUS #0 is written by Rockne S. O’Bannon and scripted by David Alan
Mack with interior art by hot newcomer Mike Ruiz. The debut issue
features two covers in a 50/50 split, with art by Nick Runge and Chad
Hardin, a 1-in-10 incentive cover and carries a Diamond Code of
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ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid
series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM
Kids!, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as
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Posted originally: 2010-01-25 15:45:22