Go on the run with the crew of Serenity in a first look at "Firefly" #5

Go on the run with the crew of Serenity in a first look at "Firefly" #5

Just from a storytelling perspective, BOOM! Studios’ Firefly has been some good comics. It’s a rip-roaring adventure with one of the most likable crews in the ‘verse. If you need proof, just take a look at the first look at issue 5 below. There’s snappy dialogue, exciting action, and great use of the comics medium (I love the BLAMs against the canyon walls on that first page).

More than that, though this series has been a treasure trove of great covers. I mean, when Lee Garbett is on tap for the main covers, you know you’re in for something good, but Joe Quinones? Greatness. David Rubin? Awesome. That absolutely gorgeous spot from W. Scott Forbes? I already said it: absolutely gorgeous. There’d best be an art book collecting these at some point, is all I’m saying.

Check it out below.

Per BOOM!:

BOOM! Studios Unveils The First Look at FIREFLY #5
Exclusive Look at the New Adventures of the Biggest Damn Heroes in the ‘Verse 

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 8, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at FIREFLY #5 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 April 24, 2019.

Finally, the crew of the Serenity is back together again, ready to escape this gorram planet and never look back. There’s just one problem—they left their captain behind! Mal’s currently tied up on Boss Moon’s shuttle headed straight for the closest Alliance outpost, where he’ll have to sit trial for his war crimes and most likely hang for his actions during the Unification War. With Mal captured, a busted engine, and half the planet still on their tail, our favorite band of space thieves will have to pull a miracle out of thin air to reunite with their captain once again.

FIREFLY #5 features a main cover by Lee Garbett (Skyward), along with variant covers by Joe Quinones (America), W. Scott Forbes (Lando), and David Rubin (Rumble, Black Hammer).

“It’s always a wild ride with the crew of Serenity, but they do leave a bit of a trail throughout the ‘verse made up of people they’ve wronged and others who were collateral damage.” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios, “Serenity is no stranger to grievances and murky pasts, but Mal and Zoe have always managed to pull their crew ahead of the trouble chasing them—until now. How do you escape from your own past?”

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 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. 

Firefly #5 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on April 24.

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