A Christmas Carol, Firefly Style: Previewing ‘The Firefly Holiday Special’ One-Shot
by Brendan M. Allen
BOOM! Studios revealed a preview of the Firefly Holiday Special #1, an oversized special one-shot dropping later this week. Celebrate the holiday season with your favorite Browncoats in this self-contained special by writer Jeff Jensen, artists Vincenzo Federici, Jordi Pérez, Fabiana Mascolo, colorists Francesco Segala with color assistance by Gloria Martinelli, Lucia Di Giammarino, and letterer Jim Campbell.
‘It’s the holiday season and Jayne’s selfish behavior receives the unwanted attention of three visiting spirits who reveal the hidden past, present and future of Serenity’s most…miserly crew member. A beloved character returns as the Ghost of Firefly Past, while a fellow crew member guides Jayne through the here and now, showing the consequences of his actions in the present. But it’s the Ghost of Firefly Future, Emma Washburne, who reveals the most shocking fate of all. Can Jayne turn over a new leaf and avert the disaster headed his way?
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.’
Featuring main cover art by InHyuk Lee and variant cover art by Caitlin Yarsky and Daniel Warren Johnson with Mike Spice, Firefly Holiday Special #1 hits the stands Wedensday, December 15, 2021.