‘The Expanse’ Expands In New Comic Series From BOOM! Studios
by James Ferguson
Fans of the Amazon Original TV series The Expanse will soon have more space-faring story to dig into. BOOM! Studios has announced a new four-issue limited-series set between season 4 and the upcoming season 5 from writer Corinna Bechko and artist Alejandro Aragon set to debut in December 2020.
“I couldn’t be more excited to add a piece to the universe of The Expanse!” said Bechko. “It’s a show I both adore and admire, so the chance to craft a noir-tinged plot involving two of my absolute favorite characters from the series makes me feel like the luckiest writer around.”
The Expanse comic picks up with Chrisjen Avasarala at the end of the show’s fourth season as the longtime Secretary-General of the United Nations finds herself dealing with the outcome of the tumultuous elections for her position. Bobbie Draper, a former Martian marine brings Avasarala intel on an intergalactic black market weapons ring, giving her a chance to reclaim her political position through a clandestine operation. As Draper digs deeper into this secret cabal, she soon finds the threat they pose is far larger and closer to home than either of them ever imagined.
“The Expanse is one of the best sci-fi television shows out there right now. I am honored to be a part of this journey and very excited to draw this universe and the incredible characters in it,” said Aragon.
The Expanse #1 features a main cover by W. Scott Forbes and a variant cover by Tigh Walker.
“Corinna and Alejandro are the perfect team to tackle the complicated relationship between two of the most compelling and unpredictable characters in The Expanse,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Fans of epic science-fiction, political intrigue, and the machinations of Martians, Earthers, and Belters can’t miss a single moment of this tie-in series that sets the stage for the newest season of the beloved television series.”
The Expanse #1 is set for release on December 2nd, 2020.