Boom! Studios and Alcon Entertainment have announced a team-up on a graphic novel that will tell the origins of characters in the Syfy show, The Expanse. The Expanse: Origins will be arriving in comic shops and bookstores in February 2018.
This book will feature an all-new story by The Expanse creator and The New York Times bestselling author James S. A. Corey that officially ties into both the worlds of the hit novels and acclaimed television series on Syfy, with a focus on the character Detective Miller (portrayed by Thomas Jane).
Additionally, a special edition of The Expanse: Origins, containing 16 extra pages of bonus material, including a writers’ commentary and process art, will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble.
The book will also collect a digital-first, four-issue limited series, written by The Expanse television series writers Hallie Lambert and Georgia Lee, and illustrated by Huang Danlan (Venus), in print for the first time. This collection also officially ties into The Expanse canon and reveals the untold stories of James Holden (played by Steven Strait), Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper), Alex Kamal (Cas Anvar), and Amos Burton (Wes Chatham), the crew who commandeered the Martian navy vessel known as the Rocinante.
We wanted to take a peek at who our beloved crew was before the Rocinante. The show hints that each has painful secrets. Origins gives us clues as to what those might be, and why our heroes ultimately find home in each other.
Writing comics exercises different creative muscles than writing for television. I grew up reading and loving comics and graphic novels, but having this opportunity to write them has given me a whole new perspective and appreciation for the art form.
The Expanse: Origins graphic novel features a cover by The Rahzzah (Marvel’s Luke Cage) and will be available for sale in February 2018 at local comic book shops, booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million, or digitally.