Fox's The Orville has always worn its love for Star Trek on its sleeve so it's kind of cool seeing this show get a comic book mini-series, which happened a lot for Trek. Dark Horse Comics will be publishing the four-issue mini-series, which will tell two tales set after season 1 but before season 2.
The series will be written by executive producer and writer from the television series David A. Goodman, with art from newcomer David Cabeza and colorist Michael Atiyeh. It's good that they're getting someone familiar with the show to pen the comic so Goodman will likely make it consistent with the series' events.
New Beginnings, the first of two storylines, sees Ed and Gordon's journey to a fleet conference interrupted by a distress call from what appears to be a Union ship that's older than a century, while Kelly has to intercede in a domestic dispute on board the Orville itself as Bortus plans to enroll his child in school despite their young age. The second storyline, The World of Avis begins in The Orville No. 3, as the ship discovers what appears to be a Union ship headed toward Krill space — but the reality is something far more complicated and potentially deadly.
The Orville comes out on July 17.