BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at FIREFLY #5 from New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Star Wars, Ronin Island) and artist Dan McDaid (Judge Dredd), along with series creator & story consultant Joss Whedon (the visionary writer/director behind Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Marvel’s The Avengers and more) continue the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon’s sold-out return to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. Available in stores April 24, 2019.
Finally, the crew of the Serenity is back together again, ready to escape this gorram planet and never look back. There’s just one problem—they left their captain behind! Mal’s currently tied up on Boss Moon’s shuttle headed straight for the closest Alliance outpost, where he’ll have to sit trial for his war crimes and most likely hang for his actions during the Unification War. With Mal captured, a busted engine, and half the planet still on their tail, our favorite band of space thieves will have to pull a miracle out of thin air to reunite with their captain once again.
FIREFLY #5 features a main cover by Lee Garbett (Skyward), along with variant covers by Joe Quinones (America), W. Scott Forbes (Lando), and David Rubin (Rumble, Black Hammer).
“It’s always a wild ride with the crew of Serenity, but they do leave a bit of a trail throughout the ‘verse made up of people they’ve wronged and others who were collateral damage.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios, “Serenity is no stranger to grievances and murky pasts, but Mal and Zoe have always managed to pull their crew ahead of the trouble chasing them—until now. How do you escape from your own past?”
Created by Whedon and 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 governed 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 universe.
FIREFLY #5 is available April 24, 2019 exclusively in comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Available now, Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One collects previously released Serenity comics for the first time under one cover in a new value-priced format as Mal & the crew ride again in these official sequels to the critically acclaimed Firefly television series and Serenity film.
FIREFLY is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.