BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products announced a brand new Firefly story in the form of Firefly: The Sting. The new graphic novel will be written by Delilah S. Dawson with artwork by Pius Bak and Rodrigo Lorenzo.
Here’s the official description for the graphic novel:
“Saffron — the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of Firefly fans worldwide, as well as the heart of Captain Malcolm Reynolds — returns to the Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Mal, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved. The cunning grifter joins forces with Zoë, Inara, Kaylee, and River to pull off the greatest theft in all the ‘verse! What could possibly go wrong?”
Dawson previously worked with BOOM! Studios on Ladycastle and Sparrowhawk, but she’s also written Star Wars: Phasma as well as the Hit and Blud series, Servants of the Storm, the Shadow series, and Tales of Pell. She also worked on Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire and The Skywalker Saga.
She spoke about her inspiration for the new Firefly story:
“‘A him gets noticed, a her gets ignored.’ That’s the quote from Ocean’s 8 that really captured my imagination. I love that idea—that women can use our occasional invisibility as a superpower.”
She then discussed her love of Firefly and teased a little bit of what readers can expect in the upcoming graphic novel.
“I’ve been a Firefly fan since I saw Serenity in the theater in 2005 and rushed out to buy the DVD set that night, and it’s been a pure joy cracking open each of these unique, powerful women to see what she desires, what she fears, and how far her loyalty to Mal can stretch. Have you ever wondered what Zoë, Kaylee, Inara, and River would do without a single man in the picture? Thanks to Saffron’s wiles (and threats), you’re about to find out.”
Lithuanian artist Pius Bak added some more details, “I’m excited to work with Delilah S. Dawson and Rodrigo Lorenzo on this fun, new story within the Firefly universe, tackling the different elements of a Western and a heist all in one book.”
BOOM! Studios editor Chris Rosa provided further details:
“The galaxy is definitely not ready for the combined powers of all the Firefly women. THE STING brings fans’ favorite butt-kicking heroes and foes together in an exciting, never-before-seen combination where everyone’s looking for a big score but for very different reasons. Delilah, Pius, and Rodrigo bring the adventure and thrills of an intricately planned heist to life with this mix of beloved characters and larger-than-life action.”
Firefly: The Sting will feature a main cover by artist Marco D’Alfonso. The book will go on sale on November 13, 2019.