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Firefly: Blue Sun Rising (Part 7) Firefly
"Blue Sun Rising" Part 7
Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #1
BOOM! Studios
Written by Greg Pak
Illustrated by Dan McDaid (w/ inks by Vincenzo Federici)
Colored by Marcelo Costa
Lettered by Jim Campbell
Cover A by Nimit Malavia
November 2020

 

The crew has their showdown with Blue Sun and Director Sang.

 

Notes from the Firefly/Serenity Chronology

 

    This issue wraps up the Blue Sun Rising storyline with Mal no longer sheriff of the Georgia system and most of the crew staying on Haven, at least for a time, to build a home there. Only Mal, Jayne, Kaylee, and Leonard Chang-Benitez leave on Serenity, feeling the pull of adventure, though Zoe and Wash seem to imply they will join them again once they make sure the folks setting up the homestead on Haven are safe. But the gang is all together again aboard Serenity by the time of "Those Left Behind" Part 1, with Inara preparing to leave "for good" (which she does in "Those Left Behind" Part 3). Also in "Those Left Behind" Part 3, Shepherd Book informs Mal that he is leaving Serenity, setting up his absence from the ship and residency on Haven. These two leavings set up the situation aboard Serenity just as seen in the Serenity feature film (beginning in "Triggered").

   This, of course, leaves Leonard's absence from here on unexplained, but we must assume that some new events transpire that causes his absence and brings the rest of the crew back on board for "Those Left Behind" Part 1. 

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

Agent Manahatta

Mal

Jayne

Kaylee

Shepherd Book

Wash

Zoe

Leonard

Boss Moon

Simon

River

Boss Moon's mother

Inara

Director Sang

Stev LeRoux

Sang's assistant

Stever (mentioned only)

Agent Carpenter

Ma Reynolds 

 

Didja Notice?

 

As this issue opens, Jayne is seen to be wearing his chullo cap though he was not wearing it at the end of "Blue Sun Rising" Part 6, which ended immediately before this issue opens.

 

On page 1, Mal remarks that Serenity is almost 60 years old and that Blue Sun wasn't around back then.

 

On pages 3-4, Agent Manahatta determines that Boss Moon's mechanical innards contain a Fermius core and an A-issue mini G9 power regulator. These appear to be the first mentions of such on the 'Verse.

 

On page 14, Boss Moon wakes up in a med unit on Dunny. Dunny, like Perdido, is a moon of Prophet in the Georgia system.

 

Near the end of the story, it's implied that Ma Reynolds will die soon on an unidentified planet due to her injuries.

 

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