Why leave your house this rainy July 4th just to see explosions in the sky when you can stay home and gaze at these preview pages from the upcoming Firefly #8, by Greg Pak and Dan McDaid from explosive publisher BOOM! Studios? Ok, yes, technically you could do both, but then we wouldn’t have a July 4th themed headline, now would we?
BOOM! has sent out a preview for the issue, with a press release describing the story:
Zoe and Mal are missing so it’s up to the rest of the crew and their new friend, the gunslinger Leonard Chang-Benitez, to save the day! What can a former preacher, jokester pilot, soft-hearted engineer, proper Companion, and two fugitive siblings do to get their crew members back from a bloodthirsty gang of thugs and a militia of underground Browncoats? Actually, a lot, it turns out. But there’s danger at every step and if anyone makes a wrong move, the whole plan will fall to pieces in an instant!
Despite being canceled after just one season, the Joss Whedon television show has continued on in movies and comic books thanks to the dedication of the show’s hardcore fanbase, who call themselves “firebronies.”
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 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 ‘verse.
Firefly #8 hits stores on July 17th and features a main cover by Lee Garbett and variants by Joe Quinones, David Nakayama, and Juan Doe. check out the preview below.