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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

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Firefly: The Fall Guys (Part 3) Firefly
"The Fall Guys" Part 3
Firefly: The Fall Guys #3
BOOM! Studios
Written by Sam Humphries
Illustrated by Jordi Perez
Colored by Francesco Segala, w/ assists by Gloria Martinelli
Lettered by Jim Campbell
Cover by Francesco Francavilla
November 2023

 

Things get hot and tricky for the crew as they attempt to escape a bottle trap.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

Mal

Zoe

Kaylee

Inara

Leonard

Prime Minister Hamner

Alliance troops

Beloved townsfolk

Marshal Gronk

Browncoats (in flashback only)

Hatfield (in flashback only, deceased)

Spears (in flashback only, deceased)

Simon

River

Emma

Sheriff Persimmon

Amber Archambeau

Blue Jean Baby

Daffodil

 

Didja Know?

 

Firefly: The Fall Guys is a 6-issue limited series comic book published by BOOM! Studios.

 

The back cover and inside front cover of each issue of this limited series has replaced the usual image of the Serenity flying through space with that of the Alliance Prime Minister's fancy ship as introduced in "The Fall Guys" Part 1. 

 

Didja Notice?

 

Page 2 implies that Zoe lived as a teen on a moon called Artemis. This is the first mention of that moon.

 

Zoe was Teen Boxing Champion of the Artemis Moon Junior Horse Ranch.

 

Pages 4-7 have a flashback in Zoe's memory to the Unification War and the Battle of Monterrey Moon. This is the first mention of Monterrey Moon.

 

In the flashback on page 6, Hatfield tells Zoe he saved her life to pay her back for saving his more than once, including at Eden Prairie. This is the first mention of Eden Prairie in the 'Verse.

 

In the flashback, General Hamner orders the use of naplasma to burn the browncoat troops in battle. This obviously is a play on "napalm", an incendiary mixture in use in flame-throwers and fire bombs since WWII.

 

When their cover is blown at the brothel, Inara says, "Unless there's two brothels in this one bit town, I'm out of safe havens," and Kaylee remarks, "Well, Inara, we could hide with the dancing girls at the can-can revue." The can-can is a high energy dance popular in cabarets.

 

In orbit, Serenity is pursued by the Alliance superclass command ship Mantus.

 

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