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FIRST LOOK: Dark Horse bringing The Orville to comics

March 8th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Oh, yes! 

The Orville has just given us two of TV’s finest hours in recent memory as the show, currently in Season 2, goes from strength to strength as Seth MacFarlae manages to merge his love for comedy, drama and sci-fi in a combination that makes the show unmissable.

So now Dark Horse Comics are bringing the ship and its crew to comics this summer.

Here’s the details from Superherohype:

Since it premiered in 2017, THE ORVILLE has allowed Seth MacFarlane to fully indulge his love for sci-fi. Now, the show is about to make the jump to a different medium. Dark Horse has announced that it will publish a new comic book based on the series.

The first issue hits this summer and it will fill in the gaps between the first two seasons. Series writer and executive producer David A. Goodman is penning the miniseries, which consists of a pair of two-part stories. Goodman has also written episodes of FUTURAMA and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE. David Cabeza is handling the artwork alongside colorist Michael Atiyeh.

The first two issues comprise a storyline titled New Beginnings. According to the logline, “On their way to a fleet conference, Ed and Gordon investigate a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship. Back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school despite him being only a few months old.

Issue #3 kicks off The World of Avis story. I starts with the series’ titular spaceship intercepting “a small Union ship en route to the interstellar territory of the easily aggravated Krill. The passengers, originally thought to be a group of xenoanthropologists, turn out to be much, much more interesting and dangerous than the crew of the Orville could’ve imagined.”

THE ORVILLE: NEW BEGINNINGS will be available beginning July 17. You can check out the first issue’s cover below. Meanwhile, the show’s second season is currently airing Wednesday nights on Fox.

We are so on board for this!

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….