'Fringe': Joshua Jackson pens key mythology tale in new digital comic 'Beyond the Fringe' -- FIRST LOOK


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Now we know what happened to Peter Bishop after he disappeared from history in last May’s season finale of Fringe — he took a job writing comics.

In advance of the Fox’s sci-fi saga’s season four premiere on Friday (9/8c PM), DC Entertainment is launching Beyond The Fringe, a new comic book series that fans of the show can buy for 99 cents via digital download. The first installment — available this afternoon at read.dccomics.com — is written by Joshua Jackson himself and drawn Jorge Jimenez. (Cover art is by Drew Johnson.) New issues will post every two weeks and will alternate between “A storylines” and “B storylines.” The former will explore uncharted regions of the show’s mythology; the latter will feature “what if?” tales that imagine variations of events and adventures.

Jackson’s three-part “A” arc is entitled “Peter and The Machine” and takes place between the events depicted in the season three finale and the forthcoming season premiere. DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television supplied EW with a two-page excerpt from the comic, sans captions and word balloons. However, since we watch Fringe wayyy too closely, we might surmise the context. 


Image Credit: © DC Comics and TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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  • Ellen

    Joshua Jackson is a well known geek and he has always had such great ideas about the show that I have wished he would get into writing some day. I guess that day has arrived!

    The artwork is great too! I would LOVE for Fringe to last forever in the comic world…

  • Aimee

    This is awesome! I love the Fringe comics, but a story about Peter and written by Josh is so cool. Will definitely be following this one.

  • Michelle

    Oh wow, that looks super cool! I can’t wait to read it.

  • Sarah

    I tried buying this on ComiXology but got three different errors. I have money in my account (I mean, it’s .99 cents, I know I have that) and now I’m just waiting to see if it charged me more than once or if it all. I really wanted this and now I’m just frustrated! I’m so geeked out by Josh penning this and I was so happy but arg that site ruined my day. Will try another site later if my card wasn’t charged…

  • jack

    believé me or not! me and my sister just got two i-Pâds for only $42 each and a $50 amâzon cârd for $9. the storés wânt to keép this as a sécrét and théy dont téll you. go here CoolCént.còm

  • wot

    This is amazing! I can’t wait to get this.

  • UGH

    I hate to say this but comic book artwork has taken such an nosedive in the past several years.

    • Ellen

      The cover’s not so great, but the interior artwork is pretty good.

    • Angelo Barovier

      Clearly you have let your geek cred falter because if you’d seen some of the stuff recently published you’d know there is no discernible nosedive. This is just a low-yield derivative, limited title to which DC did not assign any of many, many incredible artists (for the cover at least).

  • chase

    What’s going on. Why is Jensen doing boring a$$ comic books and Ken Tucker is writing all of the tv articles. Tucker sucks and Jensen is the man. Please EW demote Tucker and allow(force) Jensen to do recaps.

    • Emma

      I know that’s you, Jensen. Stop making fake accounts.

      • Angelo Barovier

        Actually, it’s Tucker faking a fake Jensen account. Subterfuge!

  • Kay

    How cool is this! :D

  • Michael

    It’s TITLED “Peter and the Machine” not ENTITLED. Those are two different words. Why is this still such a common mistake especially from professional journalists? Why can’t I be a professional journalist and correct these mistakes? Why am I so passionate about this grammar error!???

    • Cody

      entitledpast participle, past tense of en·ti·tle (Verb)
      1. Give (someone) a legal right or a just claim to receive or do something.
      2. Give (something, esp. a text or work of art) a particular title.

      Definition 2 is the way that it was used here, and it is correct. Either way works.

  • Cal

    Me lurrvvv this showwww

  • Amy

    Can’t wait to get my hands on these!

  • guest

    So basically FRINGE will be put in a comic and the first part is told by Peter, written by the showrunners, not the actor as he is not the one writing Fringe, and if this is to explain things even less likely. I believe you call this overhyping.
    I now expect Olivia, written by Anna Torv, in a couple of weeks, and then the rest of the cast. Actually Anna Torv should have been the first one, since she is the main leading star of Fringe.
    Oh, and Anna codesigned a hat for Oxfam surely also existing in the world of Fringe.

    • Symon

      But…it is even on the cover and in the comic that Joshua Jackson wrote it. I don’t understand your post.

    • Wedum

      Omfg, are you kidding me? Are you Anna torv? You HAVE to be if you make everything about her. Please ew, ban this annoying lunatic!

    • wot

      Your reading comprehension is rather limited, guest. What part of “written by Joshua Jackson himself” is so difficult to understand?

      Now that you mention that hat, my grandfather called, he wants it back.

    • Ellen

      Dear idiot: Whatever the extent of his involvement, it is true that last summer he was mentioning that he worked WITH the showrunners on the finale. It seems like the showrunners have let him use his ideas for the comic.

  • Sarah VanOstrand

    Can anyone tell me where I can get this? I tried the link in the article – no dice. I don’t have an iPhone or iPad.

  • PlumLucky

    This is so cool – That Josh Jackson gets to write a comic book! I wish I could do that. Way to go Josh.

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