After a brief return to the Destiny, Stargate fans must once again bid their intrepid heroes adieu. American Mythology’s “Back To Destiny” series — a 6-part Stargate Universe adventure that debuted last summer — released its final issue on Wednesday.
While technically not canon, “Back to Destiny” is a Stargate story developed under license with MGM. As of now, it’s the closest thing Stargate fans have to a proper resolution to Stargate Universe‘s cliffhanger.
Author Mark Haynes previously told GateWorld: “I think writing SGU in comics was special for me not only because I have a great affinity for the show, but because it gave us the chance to bring a sense of closure that we didn’t get from the television series.”“SGU was positioned very well at the end of Season Two to engage in some serious, thought-provoking science fiction,” co-author J.C. Vaughn added. “We’ve been fortunate enough to position Destiny and her crew to carry that mission further.”
“If we’ve been able to share our love of the show in a professional way with our fellow fans, that would be a win,” Vaughn said.
Haynes and Vaughn’s work will also be featured in the short story collection Stargate Atlantis / Universe Anthology. Issue #2 of the ongoing comic series is also due out this month.
So what’s next for the writing team? Will they revisit the Stargate universe? Well, that remains to be seen — though both writers told GateWorld that this 6-issue comic series could provide “a jumping-off point” for more Stargate stories.
Check out GateWorld’s SGU Comics section for a full list!