Bill Simmons asks a few posts ago if the new Serenity comic book is an adaptation of the film or a bridge. I peeked over at "Browncoats: Official Serenity Movie Site"
and found this: (along with the covers for issue 3 and more details)
The Serenity comic book miniseries is written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews with art by Will Conrad and Laura Martin. Each issue of the series, which takes place in the time between the series Firefly and the movie Serenity, will feature three different covers -- one for each member of the Serenity crew, drawn by the biggest names in comics. Issue #1 features "Mal" by John Cassaday, "Inara" by J. G. Jones, and "Jayne" by Bryan Hitch. Issue #2 features "Zoe" by Joe Quesada, "Book" by Tim Bradstreet, and "Kaylee" by Jo Chen. Serenity #1 and #2 are available for preorder now at
So, looks like a bridge, thank goodness (I've not read the thing, but seen all the main pages - whoops!) Should we all get together for a midnight showing...when is it again? September 29/30? I'll be there.
UPDATE : Forgot to mention - if you have cable you can start to check out Firefly every friday at 7pm on the Sci Fi network. I hear they are going to air all the episodes, in order even, up until the launch of the film. Or, you can just get the DVDs.
If you haven't picked up this series yet, check it out. Butts to Battlestar Galactica; this is the real deal, seriously.