'Galaxy Quest' Sequel Officially Happening...As A Comic Book

Mention a Galaxy Quest sequel and the Internet sets on fire. Earlier this month, a few quotes from the cast of the cult 1999 comedy got people very excited for a possible follow-up to the film. Alas, there's no actual movement on a film sequel. There is, however, a Galaxy Quest sequel coming to your local comic shop. A second one in fact. You can see a glimpse at the cover above, but the full thing and more info about the latest Galaxy Quest sequel comic are below.

At Comic-Con, Comic Book Resources talked to writer Erik Burnham about the series, which is being published by IDW Publishing and drawn by Nacno Arranz. First up, here's the cover.

Galaxy Quest sequel comic

Despite that subtitle, the series is just called "Galaxy Quest." Burnham talked about how the narrative ties in to the film:

Well, at the end of their movie, Tim Allen's character, Jason, used the Omega 13 device to rewind time 13 seconds and undo the catastrophic death of his crew. (Um... sorry for the 15 year-old spoilers!) Messing with time. Maybe that affected more than the ship. If it was more widespread, sure, most folks would just have a powerful case of deja vu. But what if it changed something else? That's what we're starting with. They're the reason a new race — called the Drythans — seek them out and say, "You screwed something up. Fix it."

All the characters from the movie will be in the comic book, which came about as follows:

Tom Waltz and I were talking one day and, mid-sentence, he remembers that IDW was going to be doing another "Galaxy Quest" comic and he thought it'd be fun if I pitched for it. "Do something really 'Star Trekky,'" is what he suggested when I asked what he was looking for.

So I wrote up a pitch — and this is almost two years ago! — and got it to Tom. A few months after that, I said "Hey, Tom — did anything ever happen with that pitch?" And he says, in his way, "Oh yeah, dude! ... It, uh, well, it got turned down." When I asked why, he says: "It was too 'Star Trekky.'"

I laughed loud enough to wake my poor dog.

Anyway, IDW and the licensor both liked the pitch, they just wanted me to make some changes. Once that was done, voila, we were go.

Now as mentioned above, IDW already released a Galaxy Quest sequel comic book called Galaxy Quest: Global Warning in 2008, but that was a mini-series. This is an on-going series which starts in early 2015.

Will you pick up the Galaxy Quest sequel comic book?