January 29, 2010, 10:00 am — Updated: 2:23 pm -->
Graphic Books Best-Seller List
By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
Are comic books the new lease on life for television series that have ended their runs? There certainly seem to be more adventures in store for characters created by Joss Whedon. He’s already been involved in the comic-book version of Season 8 of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which is published by Dark Horse. (There are even plans to reunite her with – spoiler alert! – Angel).
This week, another of Mr. Whedon’s television creations enters our softcover list at No. 3. “Serenity: Better Days” continues the journey of the space-faring crew from the 2002 television series “Firefly.” The show was canceled early in its first season, but its characters returned in the 2005 film “Serenity” and as a comic book, “Serenity: Those Left Behind.”
Another television series that may be getting resuscitated is “Pushing Daises,” which departed ABC in June. One of the show’s stars, Chi McBride, told scifiwire.com that Bryan Fuller, the show’s creator, is working on a graphic novel follow-up. No release date has been announced.
The complete lists can be found here, along with an explanation of how they were assembled. See you next week!