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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Firefly: War Crimes Firefly
"War Crimes"
Firefly #12
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" comes to an end, but at what cost to Mal?


Didja Know?


The issues of this series were untitled. I came up with the title "War Crimes" based on events in this issue.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue


Ma Reynolds
Boss Moon
Governor Paul Tomlinson





judge (unnamed)


Didja Notice?


Boss Moon's Unificator ID number is 44454.


On page 19, the Alliance ship that arrives on planet Hera to arrest Governor Tomlinson appears to be a Tohoku-class cruiser.


In the course of Ma Reynolds' appearances in this story, she is seen to have been, and continues to be, rather harsh in her sentiments towards her son (though she and Mal do seem to have a stiff sort of love for each other). Having grown up under her parentage, this may explain some of Mal's difficulty expressing sentiments to his friends and his Mal-apropisms, particularly towards Inara.


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