Since coming over to BOOM! Studios, Joss Whedon’s projects have all thrived under new creative teams. Greg Pak and Dan McDaid are a really inspired pair for “Firefly.” McDaid’s time drawing Judge Dredd has allowed him ample time playing in a world that is futuristic but not overtly sci-fi at times, and he is able to really craft a book that both feels true to the source material, and full of new details. Pak is a master of dialogue, and he has nailed the cadence of Whedon’s television writing, without sacrificing his own style, either. We are thrilled to share an exclusive first look at the series’ 8th issue, due out on July 17th.
Written by Grek Pak
Illustrated by Dan McDaid
Colored by Marcello Costa
Lettered by Jim Campbell
Mal and Zoe vs Boss Moon – and no one’s leaving without paying the price! But when the dust settles, will these bitter enemies discover an even greater threat?
Thanks to BOOM! for the preview, and make sure to pick up the book in 2 weeks!
Your First Look at FIREFLY #8 From BOOM! Studios
Exclusive Look at the New Adventures of the Biggest Damn Heroes in the ‘Verse in July 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 3, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at FIREFLY #8 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 July 2019.
Zoe and Mal are missing so it’s up to the rest of the crew and their new friend, the gunslinger Leonard Chang-Benitez, to save the day! What can a former preacher, jokester pilot, soft-hearted engineer, proper Companion, and two fugitive siblings do to get their crew members back from a bloodthirsty gang of thugs and a militia of underground Browncoats? Actually, a lot, it turns out. But there’s danger at every step and if anyone makes a wrong move, the whole plan will fall to pieces in an instant!
FIREFLY #8 features a main cover by Lee Garbett (Skyward), along with variant covers by Joe Quinones (Dial H For Hero), David Nakayama (Black Cat), and Juan Doe (Descendent).
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 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.
FIREFLY #8 is available July 17, 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 newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once And Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
For continuing news on FIREFLY and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
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