At Syfy Wire, BOOM! Studios have announced their first Firefly graphic novel, “Firefly: The Sting,” due out in November. The book, written by Delilah S. Dawson (“Sparrowhawk”) with art by Pius Bak (“The Magicians: Alice’s Story”) and Rodrigo Lorenzo (“WWE: Undertaker — Rise of the Deadman”), will see Christina Hendricks’s grifter Saffron returning to the Serenity and recruiting Zoë, Inara, Kaylee, and River for “a historic heist that has extreme personal stakes for all involved.”
In a statement, Dawson explained the comic is inspired by Ocean’s 8. “‘A him gets noticed, a her gets ignored.’ That’s the quote from Ocean’s 8 that really captured my imagination. I love that idea — that women can use our occasional invisibility as a superpower.” She said she has “been a Firefly fan since I saw Serenity in the theater in 2005 and rushed out to buy the DVD set that night, and it’s been a pure joy cracking open each of these unique, powerful women to see what she desires, what she fears, and how far her loyalty to Mal can stretch. Have you ever wondered what Zoë, Kaylee, Inara, and River would do without a single man in the picture? Thanks to Saffron’s wiles (and threats), you’re about to find out.”
Artist Pius Bak said, “I’m excited to work with Delilah S. Dawson and Rodrigo Lorenzo on this fun, new story within the Firefly universe, tackling the different elements of a Western and a heist all in one book.” Lorenzo added, “As science fiction lover, I feel honored to have the chance to be involved with this project. I am really happy with the idea of getting deep into this genre, and I hope to show the strong passion I have always had for this universe.”
“Firefly: The Sting” will be released in hardcover on November 13, 2019. In the meantime, the sixth issue of Greg Pak and Dan McDaid’s main title will be released this week.