Patton Oswalt + Joss Whedon's Firefly = Comic Book Gold?

Not content with roles in both Caprica and Dollhouse, comedian Patton Oswalt is further solidifying his geek credibility with the news that he'll be writing a special oneshot comic sequel to Joss Whedon's Serenity.

The comic, Serenity: Float Out, follows on from the - spoiler! - death of Wash in the movie, by focusing on a previously unseen collection of his friends celebrating his life by launching a new ship in his honor, according to Oswalt:

Post-'Serenity,' a bunch of Wash's friends who we haven't met on the show, they're basically buying a new ship and christening it... It's called a 'float-out' when you christen a ship. As they're christening a new ship, they're telling stories about Wash, and we're basically seeing what could be the start of a new adventure.

The oneshot will be published in June, with art by Patric Reynolds.

Patton Oswalt Adds A New Chapter To 'Firefly' Universe With 'Serenity: Float Out' [MTV Splash Page]