Kevin Smith will create a "Clerks 1.5" comic story that will bridge the gap between the original movie and the upcoming Clerks 2: The Passion of the Clerks. It will appear only within a trade paperback edition of the existing Clerks books. Let's hope it doesn't turn out like the "Jay & Silent Bob" series, meant to take us from Chasing Amy to Dogma. Smith wound up recycling half the jokes from the comics inJay & Silent Bob Strike Back. I also hope it doesn't take anything away or interfere with any of the stories from the animated series.