This is excellent news for my fellow Browncoats as Boom! Studios have just announced a new ‘Firefly‘ comic is coming out, and this one will explain a key moment in the history of Joss Whedon’s epic series. The first issue is going to dive headlong into the War of Unification where we’ll see precisely how Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Alleyne Washburne met! The comic will be penned by Greg Pak with art being handled by Dan McDaid.

We’ve heard a lot about how Malcolm and Zoe have met over the years, and this will be the first time we can see it actually happen. The two have a bond and this book is going to explore precisely how that grew from being just soldiers when the Independents were going up against the Alliance.

According to Whedon:

“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.

While Whedon won’t be directly creating the series, he will be working as a consultant. As to Pak’s role:

“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.”

Boom! Studios acquired the rights to put this together and they couldn’t be more thrilled as editor Jeanine Schaefer explains:

“Firefly spoke to so many people at the time because of the themes it dealt with and the way it allowed characters to deal with them, and those themes are even more relevant today: found family, identity, and the emotional toll of resistance, to name a few. Our job is to craft stories that will be exciting and rewarding for Firefly fans that have been with these characters from the beginning, but also to introduce it to a new audience. We want to cement Firefly as a pop-culture touchstone, enduring yet modern, in the tradition of other perennial sci-fi epics that are still teaching us about ourselves.”

Quite a coup to score this from Dark Horse!

Are you excited to explore this new era of ‘Firefly’ history? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Comic Book