The long wait is almost over for firebronies, the hardcore fans of Joss Whedon’s prematurely canceled space Western, Firefly. Firefly is finally set to return… as a new comic book series at BOOM! Studios. Written by Greg Pak with art by Dan McDaid and story consulting by Whedon himself, Firefly #1 is set to hit stores on November 14th, along with Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One, a value-priced selection of previous Firefly comics. Firefly #1 will feature variant covers by Lee Garbett, Jock, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Joe Quinones, and it’s also available as a Big Damn Heroes Box set.
Check out the first look below:
Created by Whedon and set 500 years in the future in the wake of a universal civil war, FIREFLY centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job — legal or not — to stay afloat and keep his crew fed. Thrust together by necessity but staying together out of loyalty, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading the dangers you find on the fringes of the universe.
Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple mission goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals…and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.