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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising (Part 1) Firefly
"Blue Sun Rising" Part 1
Firefly #20
BOOM! Studios
Written by Greg Pak
Illustrated by Daniel Bayliss
Colored by Francesco Segala
Lettered by Jim Campbell
Cover A by Marc Aspinall
September 2020


Zoe's crew continues the search for a new home.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue


Blue Sun employee

Mal/Bandit King









Shepherd Book

real estate agent 


Didja Notice?


On page 9, Zoe's crew is searching for a new home on Sho-Je Downs. This is a planet in the Kalidasa system of the 'Verse. This is its first in-story appearance.


On page 10, the real estate agent says she checked with the Alliance outpost on Verbena about putting the former Six Season Resort on Sho-Je Downs back on their patrol schedule. Verbena is another planet in the Kalidasa system and was previously mentioned in The Magnificent Nine. This is the first mention of Six Season Resort.


On page 16, Zoe's crew have temporarily set up shop on Ezra. This world in the Georgia system previously appeared in "The Train Job".


At the end of this issue, Zoe's crew seems to find a new home on a desert planet. "Blue Sun Rising" Part 3 reveals it to be Haven, the first moon of the planet Deadwood in the Blue Sun system. This also sets up a plot point for the Serenity movie (see "A Better World"). 


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