Boom! Studios First Look at The Expanse Limited Comic Series

By Miclpea

Today BOOM! Studios revealed the first peek at THE EXPANSE #1, the first issue of a new four-issue limited comic book series from writer Corinna Bechko (Green Lantern: Earth One), artist Alejandro Aragon (Resonant), colorist Francesco Segala (Firefly), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Once & Future). The series is set between Season 4 and the upcoming fifth season of the Amazon Prime Video hit television series, The Expanse. The comic book will be available in comic shops on December 16, 2020, which just happens to be the premiere date of Season 5 of The Expanse.

The comic book series picks up with Chrisjen Avasarala at the end of the television show’s fourth season. While far from Earth, Avasarala finds herself dealing with the outcome of the tumultuous elections for her position as well as the never-ending political rivalry between Earth, Mars, and the Belt. However, when Bobbie Draper brings Avasarala intel on an intergalactic black-market weapons ring, Avasarala sees this information as the ammunition she needs to regain some of her lost political influence. But as Draper digs deeper into this secret cabal, she and Avasarala both realize that the danger is greater than either of them could have possibly imagined. 

The first four seasons of The Expanse television show are available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video, with Season 5 premiering on December 16, 2020. The series is financed and produced by Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment.

Print copies of THE EXPANSE #1, featuring main cover art by W. Scott Forbes (Firefly), as well as variant cover art by Tigh Walker (Venom: Annual) and Lorenzo de Felici (Oblivion Song), will be available December 16, 2020, exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore

Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like ComiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire on December 16, 2020.

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I love going to conventions around the US. I'm an ardent fan of all things science fiction and especially The Expanse. I'm a staff writer for Friends of CC and I have co-written a science-fiction script called Punctuated Equilibrium.

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