New Variant Cover Art For The Upcoming FIREFLY Comic Book Series
While we watch every other old TV series get a revival or a reboot, the best thing that we can get from Firefly is a new comic book series. I'm not complaining, I'm happy that we are going to get new Firefly adventures! I just wish it would have been a new live-action or animated series to come along with it! Today we have a new piece of variant cover art for the series created by JG Jones.
The new Firefly comic book series is coming from Boom! Studios and it will explore the Unification War and what the characters like Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Alleyne Washburne experienced during those battles!
It's cool that we are going to get stories that will dive into the history of the war that took place between the Alliance and the Independents. Which, as you know, is the war that Mal and Zoe fought together on... on the losing side. It's those experiences they had that defined their characters throughout Firefly’s run.
Mal Reynolds (played by Nathan Fillion in the original series) always saw the space-faring life as an escape from his past battles, but the new series will find him and his loyal second-in-command Zoe (originally played by Gina Torres) hunted by Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals.
The comic is being written by Greg Pak (World War Hulk) with art by Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd). Joss Whedon will also be helping out as a consultant. In a statement, he previously said:
"It’s high time we got to see the full story of 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."
Pak goes on to talk about the story, saying:
"Our story will reveal key experiences for Mal and Zoe during the Unification War that you’ve never seen before. And we’ll introduce entirely new corners of the star system with characters, organizations, and subcultures that are absolutely true to all the world-building you know but absolutely brand-new at the same time.
"It’s a huge tribute to the creators of the original show that their rich, intriguing world and hilarious, compelling characters could inspire so many additional stories. We’ve gotten the incredible go-ahead to do something particularly special in this new series — we’re digging deep into the Unification War, the galaxy-shattering event that shaped so many of our central characters. Many of the show’s central themes revolve around the way everyday people handle the threat of tyranny, the trauma of war, and the danger of falling into villainy when resisting a world run by villains. We’re getting the chance to reveal essential truths about our heroes’ pasts and put them through experiences in the here and now that they’ve never fully dealt with before. As a fan of the show who adores these characters, I can’t wait."
Boom! Studios will also be publishing a series of Firefly Legacy Edition collections, which will be a reprinting of the Dark Horse Comics Firefly stories.
Firefly #1 goes on sale in November and I'll definitely be reading the new series!