Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has released a first look preview for Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1, a special comic starring the mother of Captain Malcolm Reynolds, the character played by Nathan Fillion on the prematurely canceled Joss Whedon series Firefly. Though Firefly lasted only one season, an outpouring of support from hardcore fans of the show, who call themselves Firebronies, have kept it alive for years in movies and comics. Since Nathan Fillion is a favorite of Firebronies, who once tried to crowdfund to buy the rights to the show and give it to Fillion, this feels like a special gift that we should all cherish, and that’s exactly what we plan to do.
From Greg Pak, David Gianfelice, George Kambadais, Joana Lafuente, and Jim Campbell, Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 hits stores on January 15th. Check out the press release and preview below.
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 11, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, today revealed a first look at FIREFLY: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS, an oversized special one-shot written by acclaimed writer Greg Pak (Ronin Island), artists Davide Gianfelice (Nightwing) and George Kambadais (The Black Ghost), colorist Joana Lafuente (Jim Henson’s Labyrinth), and letterer Jim Campbell (Abbott, Coda), about the singular person who shaped Captain Malcolm Reynolds into the fearsome Browncoat and fearless leader he is today—his mother.
Captain Malcolm Reynolds—thief, smuggler, resistance fighter, and now captain of a crew of outcasts all the way on the farthest reaches of the ‘verse—wasn’t born an outlaw but he comes by it honestly. Turns out, his mother, the infamous Maude Reynolds, is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will! Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.
FIREFLY: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS #1 features a main cover by award-winning artist Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City) and variant covers by artists Ming Doyle (The Kitchen) and Michael Walsh (Black Hammer/Justice League).
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: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS #1 is available January 15, 2020 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.
FIREFLY: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS #1 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell ‘Edera; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; and upcoming The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.
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