Dynamite Entertainment is set to launch its new series of Stargate comic books in 2010, starting with Vala Mal Doran #1. The limited series is set in the SG-1 universe and features the sexy thief played on television by Claudia Black.
Series writer Brandon Jerwa talks about the story in a new interview with Comic Book Resources. Jerwa, known for his work on G.I. Joe, Highlander and Battlestar Galactica, revealed that the story will feature a “heist” for which Vala assembles an Ocean’s 11-style group of cohorts.
“Vala’s working with a crew of science fiction ne’er-do-wells that are all new to the franchise,” Jerwa told the site. “I’m going to keep the hard details under wraps for now, but let me give you some glimpses into my madness: Vala’s crew has a weirdo alien pilot, an officious robot, a tiger warrior, a midget assassin and a hot chick with a space monkey.”
Look for the SG-1 team to be involved too, of course — including Jack O’Neill.
“The series is actually set in two different timelines,” Jerwa explained. “The first two and a half issues take place before Vala joined up with SG-1. She’s a freelance thief who’s burning bridges left and right, both with former employers and the higher-ups in an organization called the Lucian Alliance.
“The second half of the series takes place in the current continuity of Stargate SG-1. Vala is leading a far more honest life these days, but she finds herself dealing with the repercussions of her actions in the first part of the story. Those repercussions aren’t just affecting Vala’s livelihood, either – they’re threatening the entire universe.”
Jerwa will reportedly also write the main Stargate SG-1 “Season 11” series. Dynamite has three separate launches planned for comics based on SG-1, Atlantis, and Stargate Universe, according to last summer’s announcement (story).
Check out the full-size cover images for Vala Mal Doran #1 and #2 now in the Stargate Image Gallery, courtesy of Comic Book Resources! Also look for the cover to Daniel Jackson #1, another limited-run series in the works at Dynamite.
Read the full interview now at Comic Book Resources, and ask your local comic purveyor about Vala Mal Doran #1 and the new Stargate comics from Dynamite! Newsarama also has an interview with Jerwa about the series.
(Thanks to CraigMacD for the tip)