BOOM! Studios, in collaboration with 20th Century Fox, today announced FIREFLY: WATCH HOW I SOAR, an all-new graphic novel revealing the untold stories of Wash’s extraordinary life, from his early days planetside to his time on the spaceship Serenity and beyond. Acclaimed comics creators Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City), Jorge Corona (Middlewest, Nightwing), and more reveal the answers to questions that fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly have demanded – and others they never thought to ask!
Everyone’s life can change in an instant- and for Hoban “Wash” Washburne, pilot of the spaceship Serenity, he’s just realized… he’s about to die.
As Wash’s life flashes before his eyes, he revisits the most important, never-before-revealed moments in his life, from growing up on a planet so ravaged by pollution that no star could shine in the sky to meeting the woman of his dreams in Zoë Alleyne, who would become his wife and create a life with him beyond his wildest imagination.
And in those final moments, Wash will reach out to connect with a surprising someone he never thought possible…proving that some bonds transcend this mortal coil.
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.
“From the moment we first met him playing with his toy dinosaurs, Wash has been one of the most beloved members of the Firefly crew, and WATCH HOW I SOAR gives us everything we ever wanted to know about our favorite hotshot pilot and space husband,” said Jeanine Schaefer, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We’re excited to explore this new ground that fans have been asking us to cover. Get ready for some very big stories you’d never imagine we could tell.”
FIREFLY: WATCH HOW I SOAR is scheduled to be available in November 2020 at comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. Due to the ongoing impact of the current global health crisis, the final release schedule of this series is subject to change.
FIREFLY is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; Alienated by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose and King of Nowhere by W. Maxwell Prince and Tyler Jenkins. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.