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::''This article is covers the first issue of the ''Farscape'' comic book. For John Crichton's module, see ''[[Farscape-1]]'' ''
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'''''Farscape: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, Part 1: The Return of the King''''' is the first issue of the [[Farscape (2008 Comic Book Series)|Farscape comic series]] and the first issue of the [[Farscape: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning|first arc and miniseries]].
 
{{Infobox Comic Book
 
{{Infobox Comic Book
|image = [[File:Farscape 1A.jpg|220px]]
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|image=[[Image:Farscape 1A.jpg|250px]]
|title = The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, Part 1: Return of the King
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|title=Farscape #1
|writer = [[Keith R. A. DeCandido]], [[Rockne O'Bannon]]
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|writer=[[Keith DeCandido]], [[Rockne O'Bannon]]
|penciller = [[Tommy Patterson]]
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|penciller=[[Tommy Patterson]]
|letterer = [[Ed Dukeshire]]
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|inker=
|colorist = [[Andrew Dalhouse]]
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|letterer=[[Ed Dukeshire]]
|cover artist = [[Joe Corroney]]; [[Dennis Calero]]; [[Zach Howard]]
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|colorist=[[Andrew Dalhouse]]
|editor = [[Matt Gagnon]]
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|cover artist=[[Joe Corrroney]]; [[Dennis Calero]]; [[Zach Howard]]
|publisher = [[BOOM! Studios]]
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|editor=[[Matt Gagnon]]
|publication date = {{d|December|24|2008}}
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|publisher=BOOM! Studios
|pages = 24
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|publication date=December 24, 2008
|timeline = Post-Peacekeeper Wars
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|pages=24
|series = [[Farscape: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning]]
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|timeline=Season 3
|issue = 1
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|series=[[Farscape (2008 Comic Book Series)]]
|preceded by = ''[[Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2]]''
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|issue=1
|followed by = "[[Dungeons and Dominars]]"
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|preceded by=[[Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2]]
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|followed by=[[Farscape 2: Dungeons and Dominars]]
 
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:''This article covers the first issue of the ''Farscape'' comic book. For John Crichton's module, see ''[[Farscape-1]]'' ''
 
'''''Return of the King''''' is the first issue of the [[Farscape (2008 Comic Book Series)|Farscape comic series]] and the first issue of the [[Farscape: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning|first arc and miniseries]].
 
 
 
==Publisher's Summary==
 
==Publisher's Summary==
''TV's Sci Fi masterpiece FARSCAPE returns! Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon continues his creation in comic book form right where the Peacekeeper Wars left off! Find out what's in store for John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, Rygel, Chiana, and the rest of the Moya crew! Do the comics tie into Sci-Fi Channel's upcoming webisodes? You know it, ‘Scapers! Don’t frelling miss this!''
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''TV’s Sci Fi masterpiece FARSCAPE returns! Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon continues his creation in comic book form right where the Peacekeeper Wars left off! Find out what’s in store for John Crichton, Aeryn Sun, Rygel, Chiana, and the rest of the Moya crew! Do the comics tie into Sci-Fi Channel’s upcoming webisodes? You know it, ‘Scapers! Don’t frelling miss this!''
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
Shortly after ''[[The Peacekeeper Wars]]'', [[Moya]] is en route to [[Hyneria]] when [[Rygel XVI|Rygel]] learns that his cousin [[Dominar]] [[Bishan]] has placed a bounty on his head. [[John Crichton]] and [[Aeryn Sun]] adjust to their lives as parents as Crichton searches for a planet to settle down. [[Chiana]], meanwhile, copes with her grief at [[Ka D'Argo]]'s [[Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2|death]] by constantly having sex with [[Ka Jothee|Jothee]]. No one notices a dark, mysterious craft tailing Moya.
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Shortly after ''[[The Peacekeeper Wars]]'', [[Moya]] is en route to [[Hyneria]] when [[Rygel]] learns that his cousin [[Bishan|Dominar Bishan]] has placed a bounty on his head. [[Crichton]] and [[Aeryn]] adjust to their lives as parents as Crichton searches for a planet to settle down. [[Chiana]], meanwhile, copes with her grief at [[D'Argo]]'s [[Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2|death]] by constantly having sex with [[Jothee]]. No one notices a dark, mysterious craft tailing Moya.
   
Moya reaches Hynerian space and Rygel plans to meet with a group of supporters on Hyneria's fourth moon. Rygel, Chiana, and Jothee take a [[transport pod]] to meet with Rygel's people while John and Aeryn stay aboard Moya to take care of baby D'Argo, whom Crichton has nicknamed "Deke". The rendezvous with Rygel's "supporters" turns out to be a trap and Bishan's men capture Rygel, Chiana, and Jothee.
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Moya reaches Hynerian space and Rygel plans to meet with a group of supporters on Hyneria's fourth moon. Rygel, Chiana, and Jothee take a [[transport pod]] to meet with Rygel's people while John and Aeryn stay aboard Moya to take care of baby D'Argo, whom Crichton has nicknamed "Deke". The rendezvous with Rygel's "supporters" turns out to be a trap and Bishan's men capture Rygel, Chiana, and Jothee.
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
===Characters===
 
===Characters===
* [[Bishan]]
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*[[Bishan]]
* [[Chiana]]
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*[[Chiana]]
* [[John Crichton]]
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*[[John Crichton]]
* [[Aeryn Sun]]
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*[[Aeryn Sun-Crichton]]
* [[D'Argo Sun-Crichton]]
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*[[D'Argo Sun-Crichton]]
* [[Gighun]] {{1st}}
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*[[Gighun]] (first appearance)
* [[Ka Jothee]]
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*[[Mmyna]] (first appearance)
* [[Mmyna]] {{1st}}
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*[[Monlan]] (first appearance)
* [[Monlan]] {{1st}}
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*[[Moya]]
* ''[[Moya]]''
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*[[Noranti]]
* [[Noranti Pralatong|Noranti]]
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*[[Pilot]]
* [[Pilot (Moya)|Pilot]]
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*[[Rygel]]
* [[Roiin]] {{1st}}
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*[[Turralade]] (first appearance)
* [[Rygel XVI|Rygel]]
 
* [[Turralde]] {{1st}}
 
* [[Bialar Crais]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Jack Crichton]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Ka D'Argo]] {{mention}}
 
* [[DK]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Gilina Renaez]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis|Jool]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Stark]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Talyn]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Zotoh Zhaan]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Scorpius]] {{cover}}
 
* [[Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu|Sikozu]] {{cover}}
 
   
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*[[Bialar Crais]] (mentioned)
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*[[Jack Crichton]] (mentioned)
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*[[Ka D'Argo]] (mentioned)
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*[[D.K.]] (mentioned)
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*[[Gilina Renaez]] (mentioned)
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*[[Jool]] (mentioned)
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*[[Stark]] (mentioned)
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*[[Talyn]] (mentioned)
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*[[Zhaan]] (mentioned)
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*[[Scorpius]] (cover)
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*[[Sikozu]] (cover)
 
===Creatures===
 
===Creatures===
 
 
===Locations===
 
===Locations===
* [[Commerce planet]] {{mention}}
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*[[Hyneria]]
* [[Earth]] {{mention}}
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*[[Fourth Moon of Hyneria]]
** [[Memphis]] {{mention}}
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*[[Tornaga]]
** [[Cape Canaveral]] {{mention}}
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*[[Commerce planet]] (mentioned)
** [[Florida]] {{mention}}
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*Florida (mentioned)
* [[Gammak Base]] {{mention}}
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*[[Gammak base]] (mentioned)
* [[Hynerian System]]
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*Memphis, Tennessee (mentioned)
** [[Hyneria]]
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*[[Shadow Depository]] (mentioned)
*** [[Dominar's Lake]]
 
** [[Fourth Moon of Hyneria]]
 
** [[Oort Cloud]]
 
* [[Shadow Depository]] {{mention}}
 
* [[Tornaga]]
 
 
 
===Organizations and titles===
 
===Organizations and titles===
* [[Dominar]]
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*[[Dominar]]
* Hynerian Army
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*Hynerian Army
** General
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**General
* [[Luxan]] Army
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*[[Luxan]] Army
** [[Kleeva]]
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**[[Kleeva]]
* [[IASA]] {{mention}}
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*[[IASA]] (mentioned)
* [[Peacekeeper]]s {{mention}}
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*[[Peacekeepers]] (mentioned)
 
 
===Sentient species===
 
===Sentient species===
* [[Human]]
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*[[Human]]
* [[Hynerian]]
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*[[Hynerian]]
* [[Leviathan]]
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*[[Leviathan]]
* [[Luxan]]/Sebacean
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*[[Luxan]]/Sebacean
* [[Pilot (species)|Pilot]]
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*[[Pilot (species)|Pilot]]
* [[Sebacean]]
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*[[Sebacean]]
* [[Eidelon]] {{mention}}
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*[[Eidelon]] (mentioned)
* [[Halosian]] {{mention}}
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*[[Halosian]] (mentioned)
* [[Scarran]] {{mention}}
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*[[Scarran]] (mentioned)
 
 
===Vehicles and vessels===
 
===Vehicles and vessels===
* ''[[Farscape-1]]'' {{mention}}
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*Moya
* ''Moya''
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*[[Transport pod]]
* [[Prowler]] {{mention}}
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*[[Royal hover sled]]
* [[ThroneSled]]
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*[[Farscape-1]] (mentioned)
* [[Transport pod]]
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*[[Prowler]] (mentioned)
 
 
===Weapons and technology===
 
===Weapons and technology===
* [[Comms]]
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*[[Qualta blade]]
* [[Qualta Blade]]
 
 
 
===Miscellaneous===
 
===Miscellaneous===
* [[Cycle]]
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*[[Cycle]]
* [[Fahrbot]]
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*[[Fahrbot]]
* [[Frell]]
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*[[Frell]]
* [[Hezmana]]
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*[[Hezmana]]
* [[Mivonks]]
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*[[Mivonks]]
* [[Wormhole]] {{mention}}
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*[[Wormhole]] (mentioned)
* [[Yotz]]
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*[[Yotz]]
 
===Crichtonisms===
 
* ''[[National Enquirer]]''
 
* ''[[Dr. Strangelove]]''
 
** ''[[Muffley]]''
 
* [[Murphy's Law]]
 
 
 
==Cover Gallery==
 
==Cover Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
File:Farscape 1B.jpg|Variant Cover
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Image:Farscape 1B.jpg|Variant Cover
File:Farscape 1C.jpg|Variant Cover
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Image:Farscape 1C.jpg|Variant Cover
File:Farscape 1D.jpg|Variant Cover
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Image:Farscape 1D.jpg|Variant Cover
File:Farscape 1 Challenger Limited.jpg|Limited Edition Challenger Cover
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Image:Farscape 1 Challenger Limited.jpg|Limited Edition Challenger Cover
File:No1 2nd Print.jpg|Second Printing Cover
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Image:No1 2nd Print.jpg|Second Printing Cover
File:No 1 3rd Print.jpg|Third Printing Cover
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Image:No 1 3rd Print.jpg|Third Printing Cover
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==External Links==
==Collections==
 
*''[[Farscape Volume 1]]''
 
 
==External links==
 
 
*[http://www.boom-studios.net/farscape-1-cover-a.html BOOM! Studios Preview]
 
*[http://www.boom-studios.net/farscape-1-cover-a.html BOOM! Studios Preview]
 
*[http://terrafirmascapers.com/index.php/topic,26762.25.html Title revealed]
 
*[http://terrafirmascapers.com/index.php/topic,26762.25.html Title revealed]
 
*[http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/12/04/exclusive-preview-farscape-creator-rockne-obannon-brings-series-back-as-a-comic-book/ Preview]
 
*[http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/12/04/exclusive-preview-farscape-creator-rockne-obannon-brings-series-back-as-a-comic-book/ Preview]
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==Collections==
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*''[[Farscape Volume 1 (hardcover)]]''
[[Category:2008 comics]]
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[[Category:Comics]]
[[Category:Comic issues]]
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[[Category:2008 Comic Book Series]]
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