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– by Emmanuel Gomez

Boom! Studios has got the rights to create and publish comic books based on the fan favorite gone too soon Firefly by Joss Whedon. The news was first reported by Entertainment Weekly where we found out that the first Firefly comic book would be released in November and it would be written by Planet Hulk writer Greg Pak with artwork by Dan McDaid.

The story will focus on the War of Unification. This is the war between the Alliance and the Independents where characters Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Alleyne Washburne fought together on the losing side. This is a key moment in their past that defined them throughout Firefly‘s run.

Whedon who is serving as a consultant on the comic book series had this comment to make about the story, “It’s high time we got to see the full story of Mal and Zoe’s meeting and mission in the War of Unification — the good and bad that the pressure of war brings out in them, and the unforeseeable consequences.”

During it’s fourteen episode run, Whedon and the Firefly creative team created a universe where humankind had expanded into space, but like on earth did not distribute it’s resources evenly. This of course led to tensions between planets, which led to the Unification War. The war was briefly mentioned in Firefly‘s pilot but not really touched upon after.

Pak also commented on the story saying, “Our story will reveal key experiences for Mal and Zoe during the Unification War that you’ve never seen before. And we’ll introduce entirely new corners of the star system with characters, organizations, and subcultures that are absolutely true to all the world-building you know but absolutely brand-new at the same time.”

Besides this new title, Boom! Studios will also be publishing a series of Firefly Legacy Edition collections, in which they will be reprinting the Dark Horse Comics Firefly stories.

Firefly and the 2005 Serenity sequel have a huge following. So without a doubt there will be a lot of fans excited to learn more about the Unification War. Are you a fan of Firefly? If so are you looking forward to this title? Let us know in the comment section below!

Boom Studios’ Firefly #1 hits comic book stores this November.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly