With Joss Whedon now Hollywood royalty after The Avengers made $1.5 billion, many of his fans are clinging to newly rekindled hope that he might use that cachet to bring back Firefly in some form or another. Unfortunately, The Avengers’ success is a double-edged sword. Joss is certainly now an A-lister, but that also means he’s really, really busy. Still, all is not lost: Dark Horse Comics recently began teasing a new Firefly comic project of some sort. And while we don’t have many details yet, an image they recently posted suggests the series will pick up right where fans would hope: after the events of Serenity.
Dark Horse has already released several comics set in Whedon’s science fiction universe over the years, but they have typically been set between or before the events of the series and the movie. That’s nice, but what many Firefly fans really crave — myself included — is a continuation of the story, something that explores what happens to Malcolm Reynolds and the rest after the brutal events seen in Serenity. Now one of the images shared by Dark Horse seems to hint strongly that that’s exactly what we’re going to get. Check out the page released by Dark Horse below. (You can click it for a slightly larger version.)