Firefly Gets New Series About The Unification War
While Firefly ended well over a decade ago the franchise has lived on in various forms. Tabletop RPG’s, board and card games, and even several series of comics have kept fans immersed in the beloved series. Now Boom! Studios are taking fans on a trip back in the Verse to explore Malcolm Reynolds and Zoe Alleyne Washburne’s time in the Unification War.
This new Firefly comic series will explore the troubles Mal and Zoe faced during the war, exploring new places, characters, and struggles. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Joss Whedon, writer Greg Pak, and editor Jeanine Schaefer open up about the new series. Here is what Joss had to say:
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.”
Greg Pak opened up about the story, excited to expand on the Firefly universe:
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.
It’s a huge tribute to the creators of the original show that their rich, intriguing world and hilarious, compelling characters could inspire so many additional stories. We’ve gotten the incredible go-ahead to do something particularly special in this new series — we’re digging deep into the Unification War, the galaxy-shattering event that shaped so many of our central characters. Many of the show’s central themes revolve around the way everyday people handle the threat of tyranny, the trauma of war, and the danger of falling into villainy when resisting a world run by villains. We’re getting the chance to reveal essential truths about our heroes’ pasts and put them through experiences in the here and now that they’ve never fully dealt with before. As a fan of the show who adores these characters, I can’t wait.”
Editor Jeanine Schafer opened up about acquiring the rights from Dark Horse, noting that Firefly has meant so much to so many people. According to Schafer, the studio plans to create exciting stories that will be rewarding for fans who have followed the franchise from the start and also resonate with new readers. The first issue of Firefly will release exclusively in comic shops on November 14th, 2018.
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