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{{Infobox Comic Book
 
{{Infobox Comic Book
|image = [[File:Farscape 1A.jpg|220px]]
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|title = The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, Part 1: Return of the King
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|image = [[File:Farscape 1A.jpg|400px]]
|writer = [[Keith R. A. DeCandido]], [[Rockne O'Bannon]]
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|title = The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, Part 1: The Return of the King
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|writer = [[Keith DeCandido]], [[Rockne O'Bannon]]
 
|penciller = [[Tommy Patterson]]
 
|penciller = [[Tommy Patterson]]
 
|letterer = [[Ed Dukeshire]]
 
|letterer = [[Ed Dukeshire]]
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|editor = [[Matt Gagnon]]
 
|editor = [[Matt Gagnon]]
 
|publisher = [[BOOM! Studios]]
 
|publisher = [[BOOM! Studios]]
|publication date = {{d|December|24|2008}}
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|publication date = December 24, 2008
 
|pages = 24
 
|pages = 24
 
|timeline = Post-Peacekeeper Wars
 
|timeline = Post-Peacekeeper Wars
|series = [[Farscape: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning]]
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|series = [[Farscape (2008 Comic Book Series)]]
 
|issue = 1
 
|issue = 1
|preceded by = ''[[Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2]]''
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|preceded by = [[Peacekeeper Wars: Part 2]]
|followed by = "[[Dungeons and Dominars]]"
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|followed by = [[Farscape: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, Part 2: Dungeons and Dominars|The Beginning of the End of the Beginning, Part 2]]
 
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:''This article covers the first issue of the ''Farscape'' comic book. For John Crichton's module, see ''[[Farscape-1]]'' ''
 
:''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]].
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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]].
   
 
==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 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 [[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.
 
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 Pralatong|Noranti]]
* [[Noranti Pralatong|Noranti]]
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*[[Pilot (Moya)|Pilot]]
* [[Pilot (Moya)|Pilot]]
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*[[Rygel XVI|Rygel]]
* [[Roiin]] {{1st}}
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*[[Turralade]] (first appearance)
* [[Rygel XVI|Rygel]]
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*[[Bialar Crais]] (mentioned)
* [[Turralde]] {{1st}}
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*[[Jack Crichton]] (mentioned)
* [[Bialar Crais]] {{mention}}
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*[[Ka D'Argo]] (mentioned)
* [[Jack Crichton]] {{mention}}
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*[[DK]] (mentioned)
* [[Ka D'Argo]] {{mention}}
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*[[Gilina Renaez]] (mentioned)
* [[DK]] {{mention}}
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*[[Jool]] (mentioned)
* [[Gilina Renaez]] {{mention}}
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*[[Stark]] (mentioned)
* [[Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis|Jool]] {{mention}}
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*[[Talyn]] (mentioned)
* [[Stark]] {{mention}}
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*[[Zotoh Zhaan]] (mentioned)
* [[Talyn]] {{mention}}
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*[[Scorpius]] (cover)
* [[Zotoh Zhaan]] {{mention}}
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*[[Sikozu]] (cover)
* [[Scorpius]] {{cover}}
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*[[Jothee]]
* [[Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu|Sikozu]] {{cover}}
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:''Note: Although Sikozu is featured on the cover of both this first issue and the later graphic novel omnibus of the story arc, she does not actually appear at any point in the storyline. Sikozu makes her first appearance in the comic book in the next story arc, ''[[Strange Detractors]]''.
   
 
===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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*[[Peacekeeper]]s (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>
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File:No 1 3rd Print.jpg|Third Printing Cover
 
File:No 1 3rd Print.jpg|Third Printing Cover
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
==Collections==
 
*''[[Farscape Volume 1]]''
 
 
 
==External links==
 
==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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[[Category:Comic Issues]]
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