Browncoats were already counting down the days until Firefly #1 launches from Boom! Studios this November. The publisher has kept anticipation high by revealing variant covers every week for a planned five weeks.
This time around we’ve got a peek at a cover from Joe Quinones featuring Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds up front with some of the important women in his life.
Unsurprisingly, Mal plays an integral role in the upcoming series, written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Dan McDaid. The comic aims to reveal the definitive history of the Unification War – the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike. I almost forgot to mention that Firefly creator Joss Whedon is on board as a story consultant.
Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor at BOOM! Studios says:
Joe beautifully captures a key truth about Firefly – that the crew of Serenity may be led by Mal, but he wouldn’t be the person he is without the women who fight alongside him every day. Firefly has always been about found family and the small dramas that take place between members of the crew, and those are the building blocks here, even as we go back in time and show their origins.
Firefly #1 is set for release on November 14th, 2018.