The Orville is Getting a Comic From Dark Horse

Since it premiered in 2017, The Orville has allowed Seth MacFarlane to fully indulge his love for sci-fi. Now, the show is about to make the jump to a different medium. Dark Horse has announced that it will publish a new comic book based on the series.

The first issue hits this summer and it will fill in the gaps between the first two seasons. Series writer and executive producer David A. Goodman is penning the miniseries, which consists of a pair of two-part stories. Goodman has also written episodes of Futurama and Star Trek: Enterprise. David Cabeza is handling the artwork alongside colorist Michael Atiyeh.

The first two issues comprise a storyline titled New Beginnings. According to the logline, “On their way to a fleet conference, Ed and Gordon investigate a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship. Back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school despite him being only a few months old.”

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Issue #3 kicks off The World of Avis story. I starts with the series’ titular spaceship intercepting “a small Union ship en route to the interstellar territory of the easily aggravated Krill. The passengers, originally thought to be a group of xenoanthropologists, turn out to be much, much more interesting and dangerous than the crew of the Orville could’ve imagined.”

The Orville: New Beginnings will be available beginning July 17. You can check out the first issue’s cover below. Meanwhile, the show’s second season is currently airing Wednesday nights on Fox.

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