Stargate Atlantis coming back to life with new Return to Pegasus comic series

Fans have been clamoring for a continuation of Stargate Atlantis ever since the show was axed in the middle of a cliffhanger back in 2009. Well, it’s not a new season (or TV movie), but we’ll finally get some new adventures later this year.

Bleeding Cool reports that the Atlantis franchise will be brought back to life with the new American Mythology comic series Stargate Atlantis: Return to Pegasus, with the creative team of Mark L. Haynes, J.C. Vaughn and Greg LaRocque behind the scenes. The story will seemingly pick up where the original series left off, with Atlantis stuck on Earth. Sadly, there's no word on whether the comic will actually follow the arc the original writers had conceived (a two-hour followup movie was planned but later axed), but it’s certainly possible that some of those elements could be incorporated.

If nothing else, it'll be awesome to see this gang back together again. Though Atlantis never got the recognition of the flagship series SG-1, and was quickly replaced by Stargate Universe, it featured one of the greatest villains of all time (The Wraith FTW), as well as one of the sharpest, snarkiest heroes in genre history (we still miss you, Rodney McKay). The show was pure, crazy sci-fi fun — and if the comic can be half as entertaining, it should be well worth the ride.

Here’s the comic’s official synopsis:

Stargate: Atlantis is back with a brand new monthly comic book series that continues the television series continuity and is jam packed with fun extras!  Comic illustrating legend, Greg LaRocque (Flash Return of Barry Allen, Web of Spider-Man), joins the team of Mark L. Haynes and J.C. Vaughn (Fox’s 24) to deliver the next official chapter in Stargate: Atlantis mythology.  

Following the destruction of the Super Hive ship, Atlantis and her crew find themselves stranded on Earth. But a startling discovery sends the team in search of a new Gate system and reveals that the horrors of the Pegasus Galaxy are not far away.  A new threat rises to challenge the crew and stop the city from returning to its rightful place.  Come with us on this new comic book season of Stargate Atlantis and join the fight to get #BackToPegasus!

The first issue of Return to Pegasus is set to hit shelves in April.

Check out some art and variant covers from the series below and let us know what you think:

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