BOOM! Studios “The Expanse” mini-series wraps soon

The Expanse #4 - Cover art by W. Scott Forbes
Cover art by W. Scott Forbes

The final issue of the limited comic book series from writer Corinna Bechko (Green Lantern: Earth One), artist Alejandro Aragon (Resonant), colourist Francesco Segala (Firefly) and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Once & Future), arrived in comic shops on 17th March 2021 from BOOM! Studios.

All the previous issues available digitally on Comixology.

The mini-series – due for release as as a collection in September – is set between the fourth and fifth seasons of the Amazon Prime Video hit SF drama.

Chrisjen Avasarala, the former longtime Secretary-General of the United Nations, has found herself relegated to Luna after losing the latest elections… and she doesn’t plan on going down without a fight. So when Bobbie Draper – a former Martian marine – brings her intel on an intergalactic black market weapons ring, Avasarala sees a chance to reclaim her former political position of power through a clandestine operation.

But as Draper digs deeper into this secret cabal, she soon realises the threat they pose is far larger – and closer to home – than either of them ever imagined…

In the final issue of the mini-series,, Bobbie and Avasarala make their move in the battle to save humanity, but any victory may come with a cost neither of them is ready to pay…

The Hugo award-winning series, based on the hugely popular science fiction novels by James S.A. Corey, was developed and scripted by the Academy Award nominated writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby who executive produce the series alongside Naren Shankar, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Sharon Hall, Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Hivemind, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck and Dan Nowak. Shankar serves as showrunner for all seasons. The Expanse is produced by Alcon Television Group, a division of Alcon Entertainment.

All five seasons of The Expanse are available to watch now on Prime Video. Amazon recently announced a pick up for Season Six, which will begin filming this year.

The Expanse is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; and the upcoming Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz.

The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Firefly from Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma & Daniel Bayliss; the Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers series from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and the upcoming Magic series from Jed MacKay and Ig Guara.

• Print copies of The Expanse #4, featuring main cover art by W. Scott Forbes (Firefly), as well as variant cover art by Tigh Walker (Venom: Annual) and Will Sliney (Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren), will be available 17th March 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com 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

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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