Published by BOOM! Studios
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Story by Rockne S. O'Bannon
Script by David Alan Mack
Pencils by Mike Ruiz
Colors by Nolan Woodward
Lettering by Ed Dukeshire
Edited by Ian Brill
#0 — "Fire and Ice"
"Fans of Farscape will love this comic. Not only does it continue to develop the cult series, but it gives readers the opportunity to delve into a complex and fascinating villain. For the first half of the script, the comic has absolutely no dialogue. This silence highlights the loneliness and the isolation, but at the same time Scorpius' stoic strength, his burning desire for vengeance, and his patience. The art is beautiful, with each line carefully drawn on the face of Scorpius. The universe is fully fleshed out and beautifully realized."
"Farscape: Scorpius is a great addition to the Farscape universe, and I can't wait to see where the story of Scorpius goes."
"This new spin-off miniseries actually makes a bold choice, opening with a roughly twelve page wordless sequence (so this is a fast read, as you may imagine) that lets the artists show their stuff, and it's worth it, as the art is terrific. I love icy cold alien worlds, and this beautifully fits the bill. [C]olor me intrigued. A good start."
— Andrea Speed, Comixtreme
"I was quite pleased with David Alan Mack's treatment of this character and his scripting over Rockne S. O'Bannon's (the franchise's creator) plot. Equally pleasing was Mike Ruiz's art and Nolan Woodward's colors. The book has a very dark, ominous tone that fits both the character of Scorpius and the Farscape universe perfectly."
"If you are a Farscape fan, or just a fan of good comics storytelling, do yourself a favor and buy this book. I doubt anything will top it on this week's release list."
"With O'Bannon overseeing the story, as with all the Farscape books, this story can pretty much be taken as the gospel canon. David Alan Mack is certainly no slouch, either, when it comes to working in both the sci-fi and licensed-property world…"
— Exile's Read of the Week, Geeksville
"The best thing … about this comic is the writing. From start to finish the writing just never lets up on just how damned good it is. Never once did I question or think that this was just some writer doing their interpretation of the character. I heard Wayne Pygram's (the actor who played Scorpius on the show) voice when I read these pages perfectly. You're totally in the character's head and it's just a feast to see how his mind works and what make's him tick. Though that's not a hard feat to be had when one of the writers of this comic is the creator of the actual show. Still, the other writer, David Alan Mack, has [a] flow that works with O'Bannon. So thus far it's a great pairing of two very creative minds."
"…an excellent start to the ongoing. I cannot wait to see where the creative team takes the character…"
"Mack does an excellent job in this first issue of establishing how events in the villain's past shaped and molded the "real time" experiences of Scorpius as he engages the Grennij. Particularly innovative is how Mack juxtaposes previous betrayals and manipulations against Scorpius' contemporary motives with Grrior."
"Well-paced, succinct and vivid writing, there is not a single weakness in Mack's storyline or plot."
"Mack and O'Bannon succeed with Farscape: Scorpius #1 where a lot of other first issues (although technically a second issue because of #0) fail. Fans of the television show will see and appreciate both the familiar and the new here. Fans who read the main series will find the story revelations and interplay between Scorpius and other members of the Farscape universe, both past and present, a strong companion to their other monthly purchase."
— Nathan Wilson, Broken Frontier
"[K]udos to O'Bannon and Mack. Once more I can hear Wayne Prygram's voice in all this perfectly."
"Farscape: Scorpius is … a great look at the series's greatest villain. … [It] might truly be the best bad-guy book out there."
"[Farscape: Scorpius] has been everything good comics should be. So buy this book. Buy a second copy for a friend! Let's show Boom that we support excellent comics like this, and that we want more of the same. And now, I think I'll read this comic again. It's just that good."
"As last time, I can't praise David Alan Mack's treatment of this character enough. His scripting over Rockne S. O'Bannon's (the franchise's creator) plot is excellent; the placing is perfect and the dialogue flows naturally and believably. At times, it almost seemed as if I was watching an episode of Farscape in its heyday, rather than reading a comic."
"BOOM! Studios' adaptation of Rockne S. O'Bannon's Farscape universe, particularly that of the David Alan Mack-written Farscape: Scorpius, has done a spectacular job of taking a television property and successfully transporting it into the comic realm, a feat often attempted but rarely achieved."
"A case study in character and the mind, Farscape: Scorpius is a compelling and brilliant book. David Alan Mack has taken audiences into a world crafted by Rockne S. O'Bannon and made it his own."
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