The Serenity/Firefly comic series had been published by Dark Horse Comics, beginning with Serenity: Those Left Behind in 2005, ahead of the movie Serenity (see “Dark Horse to Publish 'Serenity' Comics”). Several other miniseries and graphic novels have been released over the years. Now BOOM! Studios has picked up the comic rights to the sci-fi/ western space drama, and plan on exploring things that happened before Firefly began, namely Mal and Zoe’s time during the War of Unification.
ICv2 reached out to Dark Horse Comics for a statement on other popular Joss Whedon properties long held by the publisher: "Dark Horse’s license for Serenity expired at the end of 2017," a spokesperson replied. "We’re proud of the legacy we created with Serenity and are grateful to Joss Whedon and the amazing creative teams for the work they did. We’ll continue to closely work with Joss on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other upcoming projects."
Exclusive: BOOM! Studios Courts New Buyers With 'Legacy Edition'”). Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One will also release on November 14.
BOOM! plans to release new limited series, original graphic novels and other Firefly-based material in the future.