Boom! launching new The Expanse: Origins graphic novel in February 2018

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Sep 22, 2017, 5:26 PM EDT

While we await the rocketing return of SYFY's The Expanse next year, here's exciting news of a new original graphic novel from Boom! Studios titled The Expanse: Origins.

In an epic team-up with Alcon Entertainment, Boom!'s space-opera comic will showcase an all-new story by creator James S. A. Corey (Ty Franck and Jim Abraham) centered around the noir-ish character of Detective Miller (played by Thomas Jane) that dovetails perfectly with the literary realms of the novels and the Hollywood world of the smash TV series.

“Working with James S. A. Corey and the rest of the team to create meaningful new stories in the world of The Expanse: Origins was a thrill and privilege,” Cameron Chittock, series editor at BOOM! Studios, said in a statement. “I can’t wait for fans to see what they’ve uncovered, particularly for everyone’s favorite detective.”

This new graphic novel also gathers the four-issue digital-only comic run from The Expanse writers Hallie Lambert and Georgia Lee, with art by Huang Danlan (Venus), now being published on the page for the first time.

Firmly implanted in the official The Expanse canon, these fresh tales unveil the untold adventures of the Rocinante's intrepid crew: James Holden (Steven Strait), Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper), Alex Kamal (Cas Anvar), and Amos Burton (Wes Chatham),

“We wanted to take a peek at who our beloved crew was before the Rocinante,” said Lee in a statement. “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,” added Lambert. “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.”

Have a look at the cover art for February's The Expanse: Origins by The Rahzzah (Marvel’s Luke Cage) below and tell us if you're fueled for liftoff when The Expanse Season 3 blasts into the solar system in 2018.


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