Get ready to meet the woman who shaped Captain Malcolm Reynolds into the Browncoat we all know and love – Ma Reynolds!
BOOM! Studios, in partnership with 20th Century Fox, have announced FIREFLY: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS, an oversized special one-shot written by acclaimed writer Greg Pak (Ronin Island, Agents of Atlas) with art by Davide Gianfelice (Nightwing, Greek Street.)
Captain Malcolm Reynolds—thief, smuggler, resistance fighter, and now captain of a crew of outcasts all the way on the farthest reaches of the ‘verse—wasn’t born an outlaw but he comes by it honestly. Turns out, his mother, the infamous Maude Reynolds, is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will! Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.
Of delving into the Firefly universe, Pak said, “One of the ongoing joys of working on the FIREFLY comics has been the incredible room Joss Whedon and company have given us to explore and expand on the ‘Verse they created. OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS may be the biggest example of that — Malcolm Reynolds talks about his mom in the television series, but we’ve never seen her until the comics. And now we’re unspooling an epic tale of the badass outlaw Ma Reynolds and shaking Mal’s status quo to the core in a story that truly feels like it matters to this world and these characters.” He continued, “It’s a huge pleasure and honor to build on that sweet, loopy Firefly vibe that I love so much. Huge thanks to Joss, all our creative collaborators, and especially all the readers who have made all this possible.”
Artist David Gianfelice added, “I’m very excited to illustrate the story of a character as interesting as Maude Reynolds from the Firefly universe. It’s been a very fun experience working with Greg to bring Ma Reynolds, Malcolm Reynolds, and the rest of the crew to life as they cause mayhem throughout the galaxy.”
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 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 ‘verse.
“Maude Reynolds is tough as nails, smart as a whip, and if you can believe it, an even bigger revolutionary than the son she raised as a Browncoat. So what happens when this unstoppable force of a woman meets the immovable stubbornness of her son? Enough sparks to jump-start a war,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Mal and the crew will have their hands full dealing with their latest bounty, THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS, and we can’t wait to show fans what happens next!”
FIREFLY: THE OUTLAW MA REYNOLDS #1 is available on January 15, 2020.
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