BOOM! Studios have added another spin off comic to their ongoing Firefly series, Firefly: The Sting.
Written by Delilah S, Dawson with artwork by Pius Bak and Rodrigo Lorenzo, The Sting will focus on the women of Firefly as they attempt a major heist.
Writer Delilah S. Dawson had the following to say about the story:
“‘A him gets noticed, a her gets ignored.’ That’s the quote from Ocean’s 8 that really captured my imagination. I love the idea – that women can use our occasional invisibility as a super. I’ve been a Firefly fan since I saw Serenity in the theater in 2005 and rushed to buy the DVD set that night, and it’s been a pure joy cracking open each of these unique, powerful women to see what she desires, what she fears, and how far her loyalty to Mal can stretch. Have you ever wondered what Zoe, Kaylee, Inara, and River would do without a single man in the picture? Thanks to Saffron’s wiles (and threats), you’re about to find out.”
Artist Pius Bak had this to add:
“I’m excited to work with Delilah S. Dawson and Rodrigo Lorenzo on this fun, new story within the Firefly universe, tackling the different elements of a Western and a heist all in one book.”
“As a science fiction lover, I feel honored to have the chance to be involved with this project. I am really happy with the idea of getting deep into this genre, and I hope to show the strong passion I have always had for this universe.”
Final, Chris Rosa, BOOM! Studios Editor, said:
“The galaxy is definitely not ready for the combined powers of all the Firefly women. The Sting brings fans’ favorite butt-kicking heroes and foes together in an exciting, never-before-seen combination where everyone’s looking for a big score but for very different reasons. Delilah, Pius and Rodrigo bring the adventure and thrills of an intricately planned heist to life with this mix of beloved characters and larger-than-life-action.”
Here’s the synopsis:
“Saffron – the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of Firefly fans worldwide, as well as the heart of Captain Malcolm Reynolds – returns to the Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Mal, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved. The cunning grifter joins forces with Zoe, Inara, Kaylee and River to pull of the greatest theft in all the ‘verse! What could possibly go wrong?”
Firefly: The Sting is due for release in November 2019