Posts Tagged ‘Farscape’

Geeksville digs Scorpius #0!

FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS #0, written by Rockne S. O’Bannon and yours truly, is “Exile’s Read of the Week” over at Geeksville!

The money quote —

“With O’Bannon overseeing the story, as with all the Farscape books, this story can pretty much be taken as the gospel canon. David Alan Mack is certainly no slouch, either, when it comes to working in both the Sci Fi and licensed-property world…”

Go, us!

Another review of Farscape: Scorpius

My Google alerts have scared up another favorable review of Farscape: Scorpius #0, this time from

The money quotes, in my opinion:

The best thing … about this comic is the writing. From start to finish the writing just never lets up on just how damned good it is. Never once did I question or think that this was just some writer doing their interpretation of the character. I heard Wayne Pygram’s (the actor who played Scorpius on the show) voice when I read these pages perfectly. You’re totally in the character’s head and it’s just a feast to see how his mind works and what make’s him tick. Though that’s not a hard feat to be had when one of the writers of this comic is the creator of the actual show. Still, the other writer, David Alan Mack, has [a] flow that works with O’Bannon. So thus far it’s a great pairing of two very creative minds.

…an excellent start to the ongoing. I cannot wait to see where the creative team takes the character…

Color me pleased, indeed!

Scorpius #0 reviews, plus new covers!

In my obsessive surfing of the intertubes for egoboost, I have so far managed to scare up only a couple of published reviews of Farscape: Scorpius #0, the premiere issue of the new ongoing monthly comic-book series that I am writing with series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon for the good folks at BOOM! Studios.  Here are some excerpts from what I’ve found so far:

From Geeks of Doom which gave the issue a rating of 4.5 out of 5—

Fans of Farscape will love this comic. Not only does it continue to develop the cult series, but it gives readers the opportunity to delve into a complex and fascinating villain. For the first half of the script, the comic has absolutely no dialogue. This silence highlights the loneliness and the isolation, but at the same time Scorpius’ stoic strength, his burning desire for vengeance, and his patience. The art is beautiful, with each line carefully drawn on the face of Scorpius. The universe is fully fleshed out and beautifully realized.

Farscape: Scorpius is a great addition to the Farscape universe, and I can’t wait to see where the story of Scorpius goes.

Over at Comixtreme, Andrea Speed’s “Done in One” review gave it 3.5 out of 5 —

This new spin off miniseries actually makes a bold choice, opening with a roughly twelve page wordless sequence (so this is a fast read, as you may imagine) that lets the artists show their stuff, and it’s worth it, as the art is terrific. I love icy cold alien worlds, and this beautifully fits the bill. The story isn’t bad, but right now it’s a little thin. Still, I have no idea where this story is going exactly, and you can color me intrigued. A good start.

Meanwhile, though this isn’t a review, Curt Wagner at wrote about meeting me, fellow Farscape scripter Keith R.A. DeCandido, and artist Will Sliney at the BOOM! booth at C2E2, and he includes the news released by BOOM! at the convention about the upcoming crossover between the main Farscape monthly series, scripted by Keith, and the Farscape: Scorpius spinoff.

Last, but not least, while poking around, I found these solicitation covers for Issue #2 of Farscape: Scorpius on the Westfield Comics website:

That’s it for now, folks!

Farscape: Scorpius #0 out tomorrow!

After months of teasing and anticipation, tomorrow is the big day: the premiere of the Farscape: Scorpius ongoing comic-book series from BOOM! Studios, written by Farscape series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and scripted by yours truly, with art by the talented Mike Ruiz.

The first issue, titled “Fire and Ice,” sets the stage for this epic tale of one of TV’s greatest antiheroes. I think this series is shaping up nicely, and if you were a Farscape fan, you really ought to give this one a look.

Still on the fence? Check out a 10-page preview of Issue #0, and then rush out tomorrow to buy multiple copies…