BOOM! Studios today unveiled the second #MalCrushMonday, a weekly five part spotlight on the debut of FIREFLY #1 in November 2018, bringing the iconic worldwide pop culture phenomenon back to comic books, original graphic novels and more in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
This spotlight on FIREFLY #1 continues with the reveal of a special variant cover by legendary artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Daredevil, Elektra, Sandman) with a focus on everyone’s favorite captain, smuggler, and lovable rogue - Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds. Now, fans will learn his true past and the definitive story of the Unification War — the intergalactic civil war that divided friend and family alike — in this news series by New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (World War Hulk, Mech Cadet Yu) 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).
Plus, ask your local comic shop how to get a copy of the ultra-rare version of the FIREFLY #1 Bill Sienkiewicz variant cover signed by Joss Whedon himself!
“There are a handful of artists who’ve helped redefine the language and look of comic books - and Bill Sienkiewicz is among the best,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “He captures everything we love about Mal - the swagger, the smirk and the sense that the minute you meet him, you’re in deep trouble.”
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. Mal, a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed 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 universe.
Mal thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple mission goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it in the form of the Unificators, mercenaries deputized to hunt down war criminals...and they’ve got Mal and Zoe at the top of their list! War can make villains of even the best men, and Mal’s quest for redemption will put him at odds with his own crew, forcing him to make a choice: fix the past or fight for the future.
FIREFLY #1 is available exclusively in comic shops on November 14, 2018.