A New FIREFLY Origin Story from BOOM! Studios

The legendary Captain Malcolm Reynolds’ origins revealed!

One of modern comics’ most witty and beloved writers Sam Humphires (Harley Quinn), along with debut comics artist Giovanni Fabiano, and colorist Gloria Martinelli (Firefly: The Fall Guys), take on the universe of Firefly by exploring the early life of the intrepid Captain Mal Reynolds in FIREFLY: MALCOLM REYNOLDS YEAR ONE, available September 2024.

Despite starting from an unlikely place, Malcolm Reynolds has always been a troublemaker. Becoming a Browncoat was always meant to be. But what unexpected obstacles lie on that path to him becoming the Captain that fans know and love? To him assembling and leading the crew of the spaceship Serenity?

“It was such an honor to tell the first year of the Unification War and the formative years of Mal,” said writer Sam Humphries. “Unfortunately for him, the war isn’t as glorious as we’ve been led to believe. Giovanni, of course, killed it, and when you read this book you’ll be able to say you saw him when.”

“It has been a true pleasure working on this project,” said debut comics artist Giovanni Fabiano. “It was an honor and a great responsibility to create the concept of the young versions of these characters from scratch. I had a lot of fun.”

FIREFLY: MALCOLM REYNOLDS YEAR ONE #1 will be available in comic shops September 4, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.

FIREFLY: MALCOLM REYNOLDS YEAR ONE is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Underheist by David and Maria Lapham; and Animal Pound by Tom King and Peter Gross. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Corrino from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Simone Ragazzon; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.

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About Sam Humphires:

Sam Humphries is a writer and television host. He has written over 200 comic books, including work for the Harley Quinn, Avengers, X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises. His debut prose work, The Youngbloods  trilogy with Gwenda Bond and Kami Garcia, was launched on Audible in June 2023. For Warner Bros. Digital, he co-hosted DC Daily, an entertainment news show which ran for 450 episodes. For Marvel Entertainment, he wrote the video game Marvel Contest of Champions, which has accumulated over 215 million downloads globally. Other work includes the critically-acclaimed original comics Blackbird, Jonesy, and Goliath Girls. He lives in London with his cat, El Niño, and can be found online at

About Giovanni Fabiano:

Giovanni Fabiano, an Italian born artist born in 1997, graduated from the International Comics School in Naples, Italy. In 2019 he won the Imago Award at the Naples Comic-Con for Best Comic Sheet. He has worked as a freelance artist, creating music album artwork, character designs, concept art, and illustrations.