Having recently acquired publishing rights for Firefly from Dark Horse, Boom! Studios have announced a new ongoing Firefly comic to launch in November. The comic will tell the story of the Unification War through Mal and Zoe’s present day troubles as their past comes back to haunt them.
The comic will be helmed by Joss Whedon who acts as story consultant, with writing by Greg Pak and drawings by Dan McDaid.
Speaking of the return of Firefly to comics, Joss said, “It’s high time we got to see the full story pf Mal and Zoe’s meeting and mission in the War of Unification – the good and bad that the pressure of war brings out in them, and the unforeseeable consequences.
Boom! editor, Jeanine Schaefer added, “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.”