This fall, Mal and the Serenity crew are returning to action in comic-book-form, and BOOM! Studios has provided a first look at the upcoming Firefly #1, by Greg Pak and Dan McDaid, as well as variant covers by J.G. Jones and Joe Quinones.
“There’s a special kind of magic that makes the best Firefly stories - something that Greg and Dan have perfectly captured in this new series,” BOOM! Studios executive editor Jeanine Schaefer said in a statement. “Fans will see new sides of Mal, Zoe and the crew of Serenity as we explore not only what it means to fight a war...but also what it takes to survive one.”
BOOM! Studios’ Firefly #1 marks the long-awaited return of the crew of the Serenity from the television series Firefly. Firefly, created by Joss Whedon, aired for only one season on Fox from Sept. 20 until Dec. 20 in 2002 but has since gained a massive fan following. A follow-up film, Serenity, was released in 2005.
The upcoming comic series, written by Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) with art by Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), will again focus on Mal Reynolds, captain of the Serenity. When a mission goes wrong, Mal finds that his past has caught up with him and a new breed of Alliance terror, the Unificators, are hot on his tail. Whedon serves as a story consultant on the series.
Additionally, fans can also get their hands on the limited edition Firefly Big Damn Heroes Box, which includes:
- All 8 of the original, unsigned FIREFLY #1 covers
- A BOX SET EXCLUSIVE variant from Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose)
- Firefly Legacy Edition Book One, with a BOX SET EXCLUSIVE variant cover from Rahzzah (Luke Cage)
- And a BOX SET EXCLUSIVE Firefly print from Dylan Todd, 50 of which will be signed by Joss Whedon
Firefly #1, by Greg Pak and Dan McDaid, goes on sale Nov. 14 from BOOM! Studios.