Finally, there will be a comic book based on Joss Whedon’s Firefly, and we can’t wait for it.
Boom! Studios will be taking the helm on this one. They begin with Firefly #1 which is written by Greg Pak and the art is done by Dan Mcdaid. The story will be focusing on the War of Unification. It’s the war between the Alliance and the Independents where Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Alleyene Washburne fought and lost together. This was a defining time for them throughout Firefly.
“Our story will reveal key experiences for Mal and Zoe during the Unification War that you’ve never seen before. We’ll introduce entirely new corners of the star system with characters, organizations, and subcultures that are absolutely true to all the world-building you know but absolutely brand-new at the same time.” Revealed Pak.
Boom! Editor Jeanine Schaefer had this to say in relation to Boom!’s thoughts after they attained this deal.
“Firefly spoke to so many people at the time because of the themes it dealt with and the way it allowed characters to deal with them, and those themes are even more relevant today: found family, identity, and the emotional toll of resistance, to name a few. Our job is to craft stories that will be exciting and rewarding for Firefly fans that have been with these characters from the beginning, but also to introduce it to a new audience. We want to cement Firefly as a pop-culture touchstone, enduring yet modern, in the tradition of other perennial sci-fi epics that are still teaching us about ourselves.”
Aside from the Firefly comic book, Boom! is also publishing a series of Firefly Legacy Edition collections, reprinting the Dark Horse Comics Firefly stories.
“It’s a huge tribute to the creators of the original show that their rich, intriguing world and hilarious, compelling characters could inspire so many additional stories,” said Pak. “We’ve gotten the incredible go-ahead to do something particularly special in this new series — we’re digging deep into the Unification War, the galaxy-shattering event that shaped so many of our central characters. Many of the show’s central themes revolve around the way everyday people handle the threat of tyranny, the trauma of war, and the danger of falling into villainy when resisting a world run by villains. We’re getting the chance to reveal essential truths about our heroes’ pasts and put them through experiences in the here and now that they’ve never fully dealt with before. As a fan of the show who adores these characters, I can’t wait.”
Firefly #1 will be available in November.
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