Stargate Universe is headed “Back to Destiny” when the story leaps into comic books later this month.
Indie publisher American Mythology had originally scheduled the first issue of the new SGU comic book, subtitled “Back to Destiny,” for May of this year. Our local comic book shop confirms that the issue is now scheduled for the third week of June in the U.S.
The new stories pick up where the television series left off and are meant to be a sort of “SGU Season Three.” (They are under official license from MGM, but the TV show’s creators and writers are not involved.) While Eli races against time to repair his damaged stasis pod, a new danger to the ship threatens the fragile plan meant to keep everyone alive.
Mark L. Haynes & J.C. Vaughn are writing “Back to Destiny,” with Giancarlo Caracuzzo providing the art.
The SGU expansion comes one year after American Mythology’s debut of the new Stargate Atlantis comics. The 3-issue “Back to Pegasus” story debuted in May 2016, followed by “Gateways” (three issues) and now “Hearts & Minds.”
Issue #1 of that story is now in stores. The storylines are continuous, with the Ancient scientist Janus playing a major role.
Collectors will want to look for the main cover (labeled as such right under the price) and also a number of alternate covers for each issue, which include both original art and cast photography from the SGA and SGU television runs.
The Stargate franchise’s previous comic book runs include a 4-year run for Avatar Press, which published SG-1 comics and concluded with a brief Atlantis story in 2006 and 2007. Dynamite then picked up the license from MGM and published “Vala Mal Doran” and “Daniel Jackson” titles in 2010 (a total of nine issues).
Keep up with the full run of the Stargate Atlantis and SGU comic books in GateWorld’s updated and expanded Comics section!