This December promises an exciting event for Firebronies, the hardcore fans of prematurely canceled Joss Whedon space Western Firefly. With December’s Firefly #12, Greg Pak and Dan McDaid will close out the first year of the Firefly comic. And we all know that the first year is an important milestone for Firefly, but unlike the show, the comic is set to continue past this landmark. The Unification War storyline will also conclude with Firefly #12, and explosive publisher BOOM! is promising that fans “won’t believe what waits on the other side.” Still, we’re pretty sure it’s not a cancellation.
Probably. We mean, it is Firefly, after all.
Check out the press release along with a three-page unlettered preview of the issue below.
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 25, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at FIREFLY #12 from New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Star Wars, Ronin Island) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), along with series creator & story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers and more) continue the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon’s sold-out return to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox. Available in stores December 2019.
The conflict that began with Mal and Boss Moon has become a war, tearing the planet apart. As Mal sues for peace, he is reminded that saving the day always comes at a higher price than expected. Year one of the all-new FIREFLY series concludes here—and you won’t believe what waits on the other side of the new Unification War!
FIREFLY #12 features a main cover by Lee Garbett (Skyward), along with variant covers by artists Joe Quinones (Dial H For Hero) and Rahzzah (WWE).
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.
FIREFLY #12 is available December 18, 2019 exclusively in comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
Available now, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal & the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.