The Expanse comic will continue the story after season 6

The Expanse Season 6 -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video
The Expanse Season 6 -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video /

After three years on the Syfy Channel, going through a cancellation, and then being brought back for another three seasons on Amazon Prime Video, The Expanse finally ended its run last year with its sixth season. Yet fans of the books are well aware that this isn’t the true end of the story. Season 6 covered the events of the sixth Expanse book by James S.A. CoreyBabylon’s Ashes; after that, there’s a 30-year time jump before book seven, Persepolis Rising. The television show ended while still leaving the door open in case there’s ever an opportunity for a revival.

And now we’re getting our first glimpse at how the story could go on. IGN has revealed that a new chapter in The Expanse story is on the way. BOOM! Studios, the company behind 2018’s The Expanse: Origins prequel comic miniseries, is back with another run of comics that will be totally new to both show watchers and book readers. It’s called The Expanse: Dragon’s Tooth.

Dragon’s Tooth is set to be a 12-issue limited series that will serve as an immediate continuation of the show. So start brewing the Martian military-grade coffee now: soon we’ll be back on the Rocinante!

The Expanse Season 6 — Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video
The Expanse Season 6 — Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video /

New Expanse comic will show what happened after season 6

This is pretty exciting news; more Expanse is always a good thing, and the fact that Dragon’s Tooth explores a part of the story that was never covered in the books means there’s a lot of room to surprise fans.

Dragon’s Tooth is being written by Andy Diggle (Green Arrow: Year One) and drawn by Rubine (Voltron: Legendary Defender), with Christian Ward (Black Bolt) illustrating the primary covers for each issue. There will also be variant covers throughout the run created by Jung-Geun Yoon (Something is Killing the Children), E.M. Gist (Star Wars) Salvador Larroca (Doctor Doom), and other artists yet to be revealed.

“It’s not often you get to work on something you already love with your whole heart, and everyone who knows me knows how passionate I am about The Expanse,” said Diggle in BOOM! Studios’ press release. “Suit up and strap in — we’re gonna be pulling some high-g maneuvers!”

“It is a real honor for me to participate in this project. The Expanse is a spectacular sci-fi story, authentic, and superbly done. But it is also an existential portrait of the course of humanity. How, unfortunately, we constantly repeat the same mistakes of the past. And how only by getting rid of grudges and prejudices can we forge ahead as a society,” said Rubine. “With what’s happening nowadays, it’s an important message to get across. I hope you enjoy this comic as much as Andy and I are enjoying working on it. Andy has prepared a brilliant story faithful to the series, full of plot twists, intrigue, humanity, and a lot of heart. Travel with us in the Rocinante!”

The Expanse: Dragon’s Tooth #1 is set to release in April 2023.

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