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Archive for June, 2009

Crichton and Kirk? Alike??

June 15th, 2009 | Category: Farscape,scifi

You decide.  (With pictures, no less.)

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Comic Con and Farscape

June 14th, 2009 | Category: Farscape,Farscape Alumni

The Jim Henson Company will have a panel set up specifically to celebrate Farscape’s 10th Birthday at Comic-Con.  The folks at Terra Firma say that Ben Browder will be joining the panel.

I hope this means we’ll be hearing something about the mythical webisodes.  They were announced two years ago, and despite several subsequent confirmations about them, nothing substantive has been printed ever since. 

According to Maureen Ryan, famous Chicago Tribune TV critic,

Scapers, a bit of news for you: the Farscape webisodes are "still in play." they’re still being developed but not yet at script stage.         (-Moryan Twitter — posted June 10th)

Not even a script yet??!!?  Forsooth!

ComicCon happens every year in July in San Diego.  This year it’s being held on the weekend of July 23 – 26, and it is entirely SOLD OUT.  Even the day passes are sold out!  You can find out more about what’s expected to happen at ComicCon here.   The full guest list and the programming list isn’t up yet, but look for it to be posted about two weeks prior to the event. 

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Hey! Found The Farscape Comic Books Letterer’s Blog

June 13th, 2009 | Category: Farscape,Farscape Comics

Did you know that the Farscape comic books’ letterer has a blog?  Me neither.  It’s not terribly informative — what’s there to say about comic book lettering, after all — but you might drop him a line of appreciation. 

Apparently he just finished his part of the work for the third volume in the  D’Argo’s Lament series. (That’s the third comic book series.)  And he reports that he’s about to begin work on the NEXT TWO Farscape comic book series!

Two more series are coming!  That’s good news for the fans of the Farscape comic books!

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Farscape Comics Sales Numbers

June 05th, 2009 | Category: Farscape,Farscape Comics

Boom Comics has repeatedly issues press releases declaring how the first three issues of the Farscape comics have sold out.  Which sounds very impressive, unless you’re a cynical observer such as myself, and think that perhaps the comics may have had limited runs of printings.  Keith R. A. DeCandido, the author of the Farscape comics, clarifies the record:

With the obvious exception of Countdown, the Farscape comics from BOOM! Studios are outselling the Star Trek comics from IDW, which is pretty impressive when you consider that IDW is a larger company than BOOM! and when you consider that Star Trek is an active franchise with a highly anticipated movie that’s a huge hit in theatres right now and a thriving line of tie-in novels and other ancillary merchandise, and that Farscape is a somewhat less active franchise with nothing on the air since 2003, almost no current ancillary merchandise or tie-ins aside from this comic, and a much smaller core audience.

He adds some actual sales numbers for both Star Trek and Farscape comics to bolster his statement.  For example, the debut issue of the Farscape comic book sold 12,775 issues in December.  This is the first time I’ve seen any published sales figures for ANY Farscape merchandising.  Interesting.

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