Firefly: Blue Sun Rising Reading Order Checklist

If you surveyed people as to which television shows they thought were the most unjustly cancelled after one season, many of them would say Firefly. While it didn’t make waves when it was first aired, it has become a cult favourite. While it’s unlikely we will never get a second season, the science fiction western lives on in Boom Studios‘ comic book series.

For almost two years, the comic has acted as the canonical continuation of the show. We’ve had stories that explore the Unification War and the secret history of Mal. Now, Boom Studios will be giving us the very first Firefly event in Firefly: Blue Sun Rising.

The shadowy Blue Sun Corporation has been running the ‘Verse in the background, but has now made themselves known and wants to take over everything. In order to stop them, Mal will need to bring the crew back together for one last heist.

So you don’t miss out on any of the action, take a look below at the Firefly: Blue Sun Rising Reading Order. It has all the details you need to know so you can start reading this big Firefly event.

Firefly Volume 1: Unification War Part 1 cover by Lee Garbett.
Firefly Volume 1: Unification War Part 1 cover by Lee Garbett.

Background Reading

So, what can you read before Blue Sun Rising kicks off? Firefly #20, which is a prelude to the whole story, should get you up to speed with everything you need to know but if you want catch-up then check out the following comics:

Firefly #1-19

These issues can be found in the following collections:

Firefly Volume 1: The Unification War Part 1
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid.
Collects: Firefly #1-4

Firefly Volume 2: The Unification War Part 2
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid.
Collects: Firefly #5-8

Firefly Volume 3: The Unification War Part 3
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid.
Collects: Firefly #9-12

Firefly Volume 4: New Sheriff in the ‘Verse
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Davide Gianfelice, George Kambadais, and Lalit Kumar Sharma.
Collects: Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 and Firefly #13-15

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 cover by Nimit Malavia.
Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 cover by Nimit Malavia.

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising Reading Order

Firefly #20 (Prelude)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Daniel Bayliss.
Available September 16th.

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 (Part 1)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid.
Available September 30th.

Firefly #21 (Part 2)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid.
Available October 21st.

Firefly #22 (Part 3)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Lalit Kumar Sharma.
Available November 18th.

Firefly #23 (Part 4)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Lalit Kumar Sharma and Daniel Bayliss.
Available December 9th.

Firefly #24 (Part 5)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Lalit Kumar Sharma and Daniel Bayliss.
Available December 16th.

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #1 (Part 6)
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Dan McDaid.
Available December 23rd.

After Blue Sun Rising

Want to continue reading Firefly after this big story? The adventures continue in the oversized Firefly #25. This promises to introduce new characters and kick-off new stories.

Collected Editions

Prefer to read Blue Sun Rising in the collected formats? These are the ones you’ll need to track down.

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising Volume 1
Collects: Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #0 and Firefly #21-22.
Available from March 31st

Firefly: Blue Sun Rising Volume 2
Collects: Firefly #23-24 and Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #1.
Available from May 12th

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  • The numbering of these books is very strange and difficult.
    Thank you for this reading list.