BOOM! Studios Announces Second Printing of "Firefly #1"
Nov 09, 2018
BOOM! Studios announced today that FIREFLY #1, which brings the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon back to comic books in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, has sold out at the distributor level before arriving in comic book shops on November 14th.
To meet this overwhelming demand from fans, FIREFLY #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT will arrive in stores on December 12th with an all-new cover by Kirbi Fagan (Star Wars: Han Solo) featuring everyone’s favorite miracle worker - Kaywinnet Lee "Kaylee" Frye.
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) 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), tell the definitive story of the Unification War, the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike.
“We’re thrilled by the response from retailers and fans to this crucial new chapter in theFirefly mythology, as Greg and Dan finally address the elephant in the room: what really happened during the Unification War?” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “From here on out, we’re moving at a breakneck pace, asking tough questions about the controversial decisions Mal and Zoe have made, and introducing important new characters who’ll make you think differently about what you think you know about Serenity’s crew.”
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.
Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple mission goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals...and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.
FIREFLY #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT is available exclusively in comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) on December 12th.