These comics were crowdsource-funded on Kickstarter. They are not be based on either Legacy or the Extinction script, but a different story arc after season 5 left off. Printed editions can be bought from American Mythology’s webpage, online dealers such as Midtown Comics, and brick and mortar comic book shops. Besides traditional print form, the comics are also available digitally, in Comixology and Kindle formats, and sold on Amazon. Amazon was quick and hassle-free for me to return a format which was not compatible with my Kindle.
The writers are telling the story arc in the format that three issues make up an episode. So far, there are plans for 12 issues in the works.
Wraith presence: Not so much as of issue 9. So far, just Todd every now and then with a few random Wraith from an early flashback scene. The Queen on the Kickstarter video has not appeared (fingers crossed and hoping she does so I can make fan art of her.) Also, the officer on the cover of Gateways 3 has not appeared. Those might just be unrelated cover art to celebrate SGA as a whole and not indicate comic story contents.
Wraith treatment: As of issue 9, has been just OK for Todd who has been shown. Wraith noses are often wrong, but there is more than one artist drawing and inking them and fans of human characters had similar observations, but human character likenesses improved and Wraith kept varying. It depends on the artist. Lots of whumping, as Teal’c seemed to get a lot in SG1, but Todd has been dignified through Shen and endearing with his style of humor. John x Todd shippers won’t be happy though and I question John’s reactions after “Common Ground,” but could maybe go either way.
Season 6, Episode 1: “Back to Pegasus”
Issue 1: Back to Pegasus part 1, release date 4/2016, Todd shown in season 5 recap only
Issue 2: Back to Pegasus part 2, release date 6/2016, Todd gets some action time
Issue 3: Back to Pegasus part 3, release date 8/2016, Todd gets draw time telling a flashback scene with some random Wraith
Season 6, Episode 2: “Gateways” (continues where Episode 1: “Back to Pegasus” left off)
Issue 4: Gateways part 1, release date 11/2016, no Wraith at all in this one *hiss*
Issue 5: Gateways part 2, release date 2/2017, Todd is in 1 page
Issue 6: Gateways part 3, release date 3/2017, Wraith on all 3 cover variants, Todd in action on 7 pages, whumping.
Season 6, Episode 3: “Hearts and Minds” (continues where Episode 2: “Gateways” left off)(previous working title was “To Align the Stars”)
Issue 7: Hearts and Minds part 1, release date 5/2017, no Wraith at all in this one *hiss*
Issue 8: Hearts and Minds part 2, release date 8/2017, no Wraith at all in this one *hiss*
Issue 9: Hearts and Minds part 3, release date 11/2017, two cover variants have Wraith, but no Wraith at all in this one *hiss*
Season 6, Episode 4: “Singularity”(wraps up the previous episodes 1-3)
Issue 10: Singularity part 1 (tentative release date was supposed to be Jan 31, 2018 but known for delays)
Issue 11: Singularity part 2 (tentative release date Mar 28, 2018 but known for delays)
Issue 12: Singularity part 3
SGA/SGU Anthology #1: release date 2/2018, no Wraith at all in this one *hiss*
It occurs 2 weeks before Back to Pegasus, as a mini-side plot and is not tied into the main arc. It almost seemed like something made for cameos with all the unrecognizable characters, as bonus material. Buyers on a budget might want to skip this one.
There will possibly be another episode, based on this tweet: “JCVaughn1 and I are rocking #7-12 of #stargate #atlantis as well as consulting on a special mini-series from our pal @lmoroney! Stay tuned!”
There are also 2 trade paper backs, volume one 1 already being out, which combines the above story arc into 2 parts, rather than 12 parts. Volume 2 will be out after Singularity wraps up.
Keep in mind that not all fans consider any of the books canon and most haven’t read them, including for cost and language barriers. The American Mythology comics and the Legacy story arc both present possible season 6 options and most fans say canon is only what was in the live-action episodes.
Links of interest:
Digital copies for sale: ComiXology store from Amazon: https://www.comixology.com/Stargate-Atlantis/comics-series/71662?ref=Y29taWMvdmlldy9kZXNrdG9wL2JyZWFkY3J1bWJz
Paper copies for sale at Midtown Comics online store (I have had good service here so far): http://www.midtowncomics.com/store/search.asp?pl=16&q=stargate+atlantis
Paper copies for sale at American Mythology website store (caveat: as of 3/2017 no customer service email or phone number and no contact info)(Keep scrolling down for Stargate; they are scattered and there is no search feature): http://www.americanmythology.net/#!shop/c23w7
The Kickstarter campaign page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/882141158/stargate-atlantis-season-six-comic-books/description
The Kickstarter video with samples of inked pages: http://thecrowdfundingcentre.com/videos/play?id=BB10CX
The Twitter hashtag for the project is #BackToPegasus
An artist pencil drawing for the campaign perks, with Todd, Sally, and a drone: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/882141158/stargate-atlantis-season-six-comic-books/posts/1438858
An artist pencil stage sketch of a cover: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/882141158/stargate-atlantis-season-six-comic-books/posts/1435808
An artist rendition of Shawn or someone who looks similar to Shawn,in a different uniform: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/882141158/stargate-atlantis-season-six-comic-books/posts/1434528
An artist Twitter post of an inked page, under the account Wolfman791: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWtZiN3U8AAOML2.jpg:large
Art of the recap of season 5 with Todd in it: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbCqKjeW4AAdDqC.jpg
One of the covers for #2, Todd looking all epic: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CedURuxW8AA0WKi.jpg:large
A full view of the cover with the grey beings, which was shown in partial pano in the Kickstarter video: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgbeWqOXIAAqoP3.jpg
The 3 cover variants for Gateways #3 with Wraith (click the thumbnails for larger resolution): http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/american-mythology-productions-december-2016-solicitations/
Artist sketch of the Gateways #3 with the Rhys-looking officer on the cover: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U8QVEh1PnGI/V_gIHkzLNJI/AAAAAAAAIP4/kW59dkpkbO4/s640/blogger-image-1662179352.jpg