A Book for Book! Or, at least, a graphic novel treatment. Ornery Firefly fans rejoice: according to i09 and various other outlets, our dear Shepherd is at last getting an origin story. Written by Joss Whedon and his brother Zack, the title is called Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale. As i09 puts it:
Shepherd Book got the short shrift in Serenity, and this graphic novel fleshes out his backstory, including the time he found God in a bowl of soup. Ron Glass dropped some teasers about the character a while back, but it’s good to see the mostly awesomely coiffed guy on the Serenity get a backstory.
If you’d like a preview of the issue, just go ahead and visit the Dark Horse site. From a cursory glance, it appears the graphic novel takes off in media res of the Serenity timeline. In order to remain spoiler-free, I’ll leave it at that.
I guess one of the things about losing our favorite televisions shows is, that in some cases anyway, they can be born again in graphic novel form, helping to fill in all the blanks and answer the questions left lingering! I’m particularly fond of the cover art. And this reminds me, I really need to catch up on the Serenity series.