IDW Publishing has announced that they are producing a brand new five-issue comic miniseries based on the 1999 film Galaxy Quest. The series is called Galaxy Quest: Global Warning, and IDW had this to say about the plot:
In Global Warning, written by comics veteran Scott Lobdell (Uncanny X-Men) and featuring full art and colors by Greek artist Ilias Kyriazis, it’s been 20 years since the cast of Galaxy Quest ruled the airwaves. Alas, the intervening decades have involved lots of sci fi conventions and retail store grand openings and precious few acting jobs for our brave band of thespians. Now, on the eve of the re-launch of America’s most beloved science fiction series, Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues, a world-threatening crisis occurs! Will the Earth survive? Maybe, if Jason Nesmith and his fellow actors-turned-adventurers have anything to say about it! In the immortal words of his alter ego, Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, “Never give up! Never surrender!”
IDW already has several successful TV- / film-to-comic licenses under their belt, including Angel, Star Trek, and recently Ghost Whisperer. The Galaxy Quest miniseries serves as a sequel to the movie, with the first issue slated for an August release.