Brett Matthews is no stranger to the Whedonverse or the world of comic books so it should come as no surprise that when the idea for a Serenity prequel story was hatched, he was the man for the job. Not only has Matthews previously collaborated with Joss Whedon on another Mutant Enemy property-turned-comic-book, Angel, and not only has he written for the short-lived series Firefly (the show on which the film was based) but he had already been developing the story featured in the mini-series as a half-hour animated episode to be released on DVD, much like the Chronicles of Riddick or Van Helsing DVDs before it.

Matthews is joined on Serenity by artist Will Conrad, colourist Laura Martin and co-writer, Joss Whedon. The mini-series, hitting shelves on July 12th, 2005, promises to bridge the gap between the television series and the film, and giving readers a glimpse into what these characters have been up to since we last saw them in the show's final episode, "Objects in Space".

When I contacted Matthews, he was busy at work on an upcoming project and only had time for a quick Q&A - which should explain the brevity of the piece - but I think what we managed to work in is both informative and entertaining. I hope you do to...