BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1, an oversized special one-shot written by acclaimed writer Greg Pak, artists Davide Gianfelice and George Kambadais, colorist Joana Lafuente, and letterer Jim Campbell, about the singular person who shaped Captain Malcolm Reynolds into the fearsome Browncoat and fearless leader he is today—his mother.
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.
Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 features a main cover by award-winning artist Ethan Young and variant covers by artists Ming Doyle and Michael Walsh. It comes to comic shops January 15, 2020.
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writer: Kurt Lustgarten, Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith & Amy Roy Artist: Leisha Riddel Colorists: Brittany Peer, Jamie Loughran, Joana Lafuente, Gonçalo Lopes Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artist: Audrey Mok Price: $14.99
When Mia Corsair, the greatest cat burglar the 1960s had ever seen, woke up in a new world of dial-up, zip-off cargo shorts, and Y2K, the only thing she wanted was to catch back up to where she’d been in 1969: on the verge of her biggest heist ever, and with it, mere inches away from getting away with millions of dollars (and that was in ‘60s money, too), notoriety…and freedom.
Luckily for Mia, the nerd who accidentally unfroze her in the 1990s, Brenda Ospina (Tech Support, City College), might just be able to help her blend in this brave new world, not to mention Brenda’s got modern, tech-savvy tricks up her sleeve to help pull off the heist of the new millennium!
Written by Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith (Legally Blonde), Kurt Lustgarten (Misfit City), and Amy Roy and illustrated by the incredible Leisha Riddel, rev up your getaway car and settle in for an adventure unlike any other.
With the upcoming CBS All Access show Picard on the horizon, Star Trek: Picard Countdown #1 kicks off the lead-up. In one issue, we’re provided so much detail as to the status of various characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation. We’re also presented the current state of things. And things are a bit mixed.
Picard is now an Admiral in charge of evacuating the Romulans. They’re under threat from a supernova that may wipe out their entire people. But, their secrecy and mistrust of the Federation has made the effort difficult. Dispatched to a world where he’s told only 10,000 Romulans live, Picard is faced with a twist that threatens the operation and the peace.
Written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, the comic is a solid introduction to this next phase of the Star Trek universe. The two find the opportunity to update us on the many characters we’ve come to known. They also do it in a way that feels natural and not forced. The dilemma presented feels very Star Trek and a classic issue they’d need to deal with. It also feels very pertinent. With issues like climate change challenging populations and a wave of immigration due to strife, the need to evacuate the Romulans feels like it is a classic sci-fi allegory.
The art by Angel Hernandez is solid. With colors by Joana Lafuente and lettering by Neil Uyetake, the characters all look like their real-world selfs. The design of the world and Romulans also look like they’d fit into any of the recent Next Generation films or later seasons. There’s a beauty to some of the design that hides the insidious nature of it all.
The comic is a solid re-introduction to Picard and teases what should be an excellent television series. The comic feels like classic Star Trek with its blend of solid storytelling and socio-political undertones. This is one that Trek fans, and those excited about the show, should check out.
Story: Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson Art: Angel Hernandez Color: Joana Lafuente Letters: Neil Uyetake Story: 8.25 Art: 7.75 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
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Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Cecil Castellucci Artists: Jon Berg, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon, Vicky Leta Colorists: Kieran Quigley, Joana Lafuente Letterer: Mike Fioentino Cover Artist: Caz Westover & Grace Park Price: $19.99
One thing young Cecil was sure of from the minute she saw Star Wars was that she was going to be some kind of artisté. Probably a filmmaker. Possibly Steven Spielberg. Then, in 1980, the movie Fame came out. Cecil wasn’t allowed to see that movie. It was rated R, and she was ten. But she did watch the television show and would pretend with her friends that she was going to that school. Of course they were playing. She was not. She was destined to be an art school kid.
Chronicling the life of award-winning young adult novelist and Eisner-nominated comics scribe Cecil Castellucci, with art by some of the most original illustrators in comics, Vicky Leta, Jon Berg, V. Gagnon, and Melissa Duffy taking on different era of her life, Girl On Film follows a passionate aspiring artist from a young age through adulthood to deeply examine the arduous pursuit of storytelling, while exploring the act of memory and how it recalls and reshapes what we think we truly know about ourselves.
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Delilah S. Dawson Artists: Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, Rodrigo Lorenzo, Serg Acuña, Richard Ortiz, Hyeonjin Kim Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Doug Garbarkm Natalia Marques Cover Artist: Marco D’Alfonso Price: $19.99
Saffron and the women of Firefly pull the ultimate heist!
Saffron—the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of FIREFLY fans worldwide—returns to Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Capt. Malcolm Reynolds, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved.
New York Times bestselling writer Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk, Star Wars: Phasma), along with a team of artists including Pius Bak, French Carlomagno, and Rodrigo Lorenzo reveal a new take on the world of Joss Whedon’s FIREFLY, as each artist shows the heist from the point-of-view of a different woman on the crew.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Deluxe Edition HC
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Kyle Higgins & Ryan Parrott Artist: Daniele di Nicuolo, Diego Galindo, Dan Mora, Jonas Scharf, Huang Danlan Colorist: Joana Lafuente, Walter Baiamonte, Raúl Angulo, Marcelo Costa Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artist: Goñi Montes Price: $75.99
Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed army are crossing dimensions in order to execute an all-out attack that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever.
For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise from across time and space to face the ultimate threat…one that will mean the death of a Ranger!
Join New York Times best-selling writer Kyle Higgins (Winter Soldier) and Ryan Parrott (Star Trek) and artists Daniele Di Nicuolo (West Coast Avengers), Jonas Scharf (Bone Parish), and Diego Galindo (Red Sonja) for the Power Rangers epic that redefined the comic book series.
Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issues #24-30, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Free Comic Book Day Special 2018, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, and Go Go Power Rangers #9-12, with an all new short story from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Huang Danlan.
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Dan McDaid Colorist: Joana Lafuente Letterer: Jim Campbell Cover Artists: Main Cover: Lee Garbett Preorder Cover: Joe Quinones Incentive Cover: Rahzzah Unlocked Retailer Variant: Will Sliney Price: $3.99
REVOLUTION! Zoe has finally returned with a Browncoat army to save Mal and depose Boss Moon. But a lot has changed since she left—and she has no way to know that Mal and Boss Moon are allies, bound by mutual respect. With the Browncoats taking over the planet, Mal and Boss Moon must choose a side to try to prevent all out war. Will their newfound respect for each other save the planet…or doom it?
Publisher: KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writer: Nicole Andelfinger, Daniel Kibblesmith, and Cullen Crawford Artist: Esdras Cristobal, Brittney Williams, Laura Langston, Ilaria Catalani, and Kate Sherron Cover Artist: Jorge Corona Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Fred C. Stersing, Meg Casey Letterer: Jim Campbell Price: $14.99
Put down the bottle and hike up your diapies, because it’s storytelling time with the Rugrats. The babies go head to head for who can tell the best tale of the mighty Reptar and Grandpa Boris tries to delight with the story of Chanukah. But when his memory fails him, it’s up to Tommy and the gang to save the holiday.
This collection of Rugrats romps features stories written by Nicole Andelfinger (Adventure Time Comics), Daniel Kibblesmith (Valiant High), and Cullen Crawford (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) with art by Kate Sherron (The Amazing World of Gumball), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance),and many more.
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios Writer: Simon Spurrier, Ryan Ferrier Artist: Daniel Bayliss, Irene Flores Cover Artist: Fiona Staples Colorist: Joana Lafuente Letterer: Jim Campbell Price: $24.99
THE UNTOLD ORIGIN OF THE GOBLIN KING
Time is running out. War rages at the Owl King’s castle as the goblin rebellion spins out of control. While Skubbin, Tangle, and Cible try to hold off the enemy hordes, Maria must face the King and the cost of protecting her boy from a life of misery. Up until the clock strikes 13, Maria holds onto the one truth she’s learned while facing the trials of the maze: in the Labyrinth, nothing is as it seems.
Written by Simon Spurrier (Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal) and Ryan Ferrier (Kong on the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Daniel Bayliss (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Dragons)and Irene Flores (Heavy Vinyl), Labyrinth: Coronation Volume Three brings the critically acclaimed prequel of Jim Henson’s beloved film to its stunning conclusion.