I just recently watched Eureka Season 1 on DVD, and I was surprised to notice several plotlines that I don’t recall ever getting resolved in a satisfactory fashion. Others were tied up perfunctorily when there was a lot more potential in them. I’m thinking of the Artifact and wanting to see Beverly get punished for her evil deeds, in particular. But then there’s also the alternate timeline future history and the various relationships that were run away from in season 2 (like Jo and … whatever Matt Frewer’s character’s name was). My cynical side suspects network interference, or maybe just minds changing. Anyway, since that season was my favorite, I was thrilled to hear this announcement of a Eureka comic book, covering events between season 1 and 2.
How convenient that Eureka co-creator Andrew Cosby (who doesn’t look at all as I expected) is also a co-founder of comic publisher Boom! Studios. And how nice of Ed Quinn, who played Nathan Stark, to join in for the announcement. Cosby talks about how he’s going to be able to do things they wanted to do on TV but didn’t have either time or budget for. Issue #1 is supposed to be focusing on Deputy Jo. It’s due out in December with these two covers:
Cosby is co-writing with Brendan Hay (who’s worked on The Daily Show), and art is by Diego Barreto. I hope he’s good at the likenesses. The comic can be ordered from your local comic store with the code OCT08 3922.
Also dropped in the video clip: Colin Ferguson, who plays the sheriff, is going to write an online series. I’m not sure what that means, exactly, but given how involved he is in the podcasts and other supplemental material, I’m looking forward to it.