Everyone knows Patton Oswalt is one of the original, self-proclaimed nerds of comedy, so you might not be too surprised to learn he’s just written a comic book. And it’ll be out June 2. The interesting part is that it’s an episode of Firefly, the short-lived Joss Whedon series that was axed by Fox despite garnering a devoted cult following.
Apparently, Oswalt was one of those cult members. He talked about his love of Firefly and working with Joss Whedon in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“How did this Firefly comic come together? Did you approach them or did they come to you with it?
I was on an episode of Dollhouse. Joss and I could not have more interests in common. I was talking to him like an annoying fanboy about Firefly and I think he was being very tolerant of me. I was like, ‘Do you remember in that one episode when…’ I had read the Firefly comics that they did for Dark Horse. It’s like being a Wire fan. Any extras that are out there, you want them because there’s such a finite amount of the thing that you love. The fact that he was expanding on the story about the man with the blue hands in the comics, it just made you go, ‘Oh, hey, what about…?’ He said, ‘If you have an idea for a story, pitch me some stories.’ I pitched him three stories and he really liked the Wash one, so that’s the one we did.”
Check out the full interview here.