Firefly: The Fall Guys #1
Illustrated by: Jordi Perez
Cover Artist: Francesco Francavilla
Written by: Sam Humphries
Release date: September 6, 2023
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
The crew is broke and out of luck, and will have to deal with some less-than-trustworthy associates if the Serenity is going to keep flying.?
What seems like an easy job in town for half the crew, is primed to turn sideways with feds, uneasy locals, and a high profile politician in the mix…
Superstar Marvel and DC writer Sam Humphries (Star-Lord: The Saga of Peter Quill, Harley Quinn) teams up with fan-favorite artist Jordi Pérez (How I Became a Shoplifter) to bring Firefly fans a new limited series filled with assassins and organized crime!
Firefly: The Fall Guys #1 (of 6) is a delightful return to the ‘Verse that fans of Joss Whedon’s beloved TV series have been yearning for. Published by BOOM! Studios and brought to life by the talented duo of Sam Humphries and Jordi Pérez, this comic breathes new life into the iconic crew of the Serenity.
Set in the rich and gritty world of the Firefly universe, this limited series kicks off with the crew facing their most dire situation yet – they’re broke and out of luck. What appears to be a straightforward job in town for half the crew quickly spirals into a tangled web of danger and intrigue, complete with federal agents, wary locals, and a high-profile politician thrown into the mix.
Sam Humphries, known for his work with Marvel and DC, proves to be a perfect fit for the Firefly universe. His writing captures the distinct voices of each character, delivering witty banter and the kind of moral dilemmas that fans of the series have come to love. The dialogue is sharp, the pacing is well-balanced, and the plot is brimming with twists that keep you turning the pages.
Jordi Pérez’s art is a visual treat that pays homage to the iconic look of the TV series while adding his own flair. The characters are instantly recognizable, and Pérez excels in capturing their expressions and mannerisms. His attention to detail extends to the Serenity itself and the dusty, lived-in environments of the ‘Verse, immersing readers in the world they know and love.
Francesco Francavilla’s cover art is a striking invitation to dive into the story. It captures the essence of the Firefly universe, showcasing the crew against a backdrop of danger and intrigue, setting the tone for the adventure within.
What truly stands out in The Fall Guys #1 is the return of the beloved crew’s dynamics. The chemistry between Mal, Zoe, Kaylee, and the rest of the Serenity’s crew is as strong as ever. Their camaraderie and the sense of family that defines Firefly are front and center, making it a heartwarming and nostalgic experience for fans.
This limited series promises to delve deeper into the darker corners of the ‘Verse, introducing assassins and organized crime, adding layers of complexity to the crew’s predicament. It’s a thrilling start that sets the stage for an exciting and suspenseful journey ahead.
Firefly: The Fall Guys #1 is a must-read for Browncoats and anyone who has a fondness for this beloved space-faring crew. Sam Humphries and Jordi Pérez have crafted a story that respects the source material while offering new adventures and challenges for our favorite characters. With its engaging narrative, stunning artwork, and a return to the Firefly universe’s charm and wit, this comic is a shiny addition to the lore of Serenity. Don’t miss out on this thrilling ride back into the ‘Verse!
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