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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Firefly: Big as Life Firefly
"Big as Life"
Firefly #11
BOOM! Studios
Written by Greg Pak
Illustrated by Dan McDaid
Inks by Vincenzo Federici
Colored by Marcelo Costa
Lettered by Jim Campbell
Cover A by Lee Garbett
December 2019


The war Mal is trying to stop is instead escalated by Ma Reynolds.


Didja Know?


The issues of this series were untitled. I came up with the title "Big as Life" from a line of dialog in this issue.

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

Ma Reynolds
Governor Paul Tomlinson
Shepherd Book


Didja Notice?


Ma Reynolds demonstrates the formidable power of a 2508 Blue Sun Skycracker, a gun mounted on her spaceship. This is the first appearance of such a weapon.


On page 4, Ma Reynolds remarks that the Alliance is busy dealing with Reaver attacks on the other side of the 'Verse. Reavers are psychotic cannibal pirates created by exposure to the chemical G-23 Paxilon Hydrochlorate, a disastrous attempt by the Alliance at behavioral modification years ago. The crew of Serenity later encounters Reavers in "Triggered", "A Better World", and "Living Weapon".


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