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Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
Publication date November 24, 2010
Published by Dark Horse Comics
Creative Team
Written by Joss and Zack Whedon
Penciller(s) Chris Samnee
Colorist(s) Dave Stewart
Cover artist(s) Steve Morris

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Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale is an upcoming graphic novel published by comics publisher Dark Horse. It is scheduled to be released on November 24, 2010.[1] Ron Glass announced it at the 2007 Browncoat Cruise.[2] The series will focus on Shepherd Book's secret past.


Nothing (other than the obvious) has been released on the plot as of yet, however some teasers have been released.

  • A part of Shepherd Book is artificial.
  • He found God in a bowl of soup.
  • Book is best known for his greatest failure.
  • "Derrial" is not his real name. He took that name from a man he killed.

Behind the scenes

This series was confirmed in Serenity: Better Days #1 and is currently in the early development stages, with plans to debut it before the end of the year 2008. This was, however untrue.

Dark Horse has announced recently the release date of November, 2010 and The Shepherd's Tale will be a hardcover graphic novel.[3][4][5] According to Scott Allie, the three-year delay was because no appropriate author could be found to write the story from Whedon's outlines, until Joss brought his brother Zack in on the project in late 2009.[4]

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