Posts Tagged ‘Rockne S. O’Bannon’

SCORPIUS #3 Review

Another month brings another issue of Farscape: Scorpius from the fine folks at BOOM! Studios, and so far the reviews have been good. Just today, Nathan Wilson at the Broken Frontier blog writes:

“BOOM! Studios’ adaptation of Rockne S. O’Bannon’s Farscape universe, particularly that of the David Alan Mack-written Farscape: Scorpius, has done a spectacular job of taking a television property and successfully transporting it into the comic realm, a feat often attempted but rarely achieved.”

“A case study in character and the mind, Farscape: Scorpius is a compelling and brilliant book.  David Alan Mack has taken audiences into a world crafted by Rockne S. O’Bannon and made it his own.”

That’s a good note on which to go through my day.  For those of you who haven’t checked out Farscape: Scorpius just yet … what the hell are you waiting for? <wink>

Scorpius #1 a hit w/ The Outhouse

Another new issue of Farscape: Scorpius, and another good review on The Outhouse comic-book forum.

Here is a small taste of the praise:

“[K]udos to O’Bannon and Mack. Once more I can hear Wayne Prygram’s voice in all this perfectly.”

Farscape: Scorpius is … a great look at the series’s greatest villain. … [It] might truly be the best bad-guy book out there.”

Sadly, the reviewer seems less enthused with the art by Mike Ruiz, but to each his own.

Broken Frontier reviews SCORPIUS #1

My trusty Google news alert has this evening brought to my attention this review by Nathan Wilson at Broken Frontier of Farscape: Scorpius #1.

Among the many nice things Mr. Wilson said about the issue, here are a few of my favorite quotes:

“Mack does an excellent job in this first issue of establishing how events in the villain’s past shaped and molded the “real time” experiences of Scorpius as he engages the Grennij.  Particularly innovative is how Mack juxtaposes previous betrayals and manipulations against Scorpius’ contemporary motives with Grrior.”

“Well-paced, succinct and vivid writing, there is not a single weakness in Mack’s storyline or plot.”

“Mack and O’Bannon succeed with Farscape: Scorpius #1 where a lot of other first issues (although technically a second issue because of #0) fail.  Fans of the television show will see and appreciate both the familiar and the new here.  Fans who read the main series will find the story revelations and interplay between Scorpius and other members of the Farscape universe, both past and present, a strong companion to their other monthly purchase.”

Booyah, my friends.  Booyah.

New review of SCORPIUS #0

Brandon Barrows over at Cosmic Book News has reviewed the premiere issue of Farscape: Scorpius. In short, he loved it.

The money quotes:

I was quite pleased with David Alan Mack’s treatment of this character and his scripting over Rockne S. O’Bannon’s (the franchise’s creator) plot. Equally pleasing was Mike Ruiz’s art and Nolan Woodward’s colors. The book has a very dark, ominous tone that fits both the character of Scorpius and the Farscape universe perfectly.

If you are a Farscape fan, or just a fan of good comics storytelling, do yourself a favor and buy this book. I doubt anything will top it on this week’s release list.

One thing I notice after reading several reviews of Scorpius #0 is that many readers are not aware that Scorpius is not a limited miniseries but an ongoing monthly. Methinks an advertising blitz is called for here…

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!

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!