Firefly: Bad Company #1

Writer: Josh Lee Gordon Artist: Francesco Mortarino, Giuseppe Cafaro Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 20, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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In this 40 page celebration, take a look into the never-before-seen history of one of the most beloved
Firefly characters in the 'Verse-SAFFRON! Journey through the early days of Saffron's life, from before her
fateful meeting/marriage to Mal. This is an origin story no Firefly fan is sure to forget!

  • 9.6
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Mar 23, 2019

    Overall, an engaging backstory of a character who made an impression on a legion of fans despite her abbreviated appearances. The story by Greg Pak is heart wrenching and enjoyable. The art by Dan McDaid, Marcelo Costa, and Diego Galindo is simply gorgeous. Altogether, an impressive origin that will both entice and satisfy the most hardcore Firefly fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Mar 22, 2019

    Firefly: Bad Company #1 is absolutely worth reading if you've been following all of the Firefly comics so far. Or even if you haven't, but simply want to learn more about Saffron. It has the classic Firefly feel to it, with all the tone we know and love. I have to confess that I love that in the end we couldn't take what we were told as truth. Once it was revealed that it was Saffron who was narrating, it suddenly threw everything into question. It's such a classic Saffron thing to do"make us question the truth and perspective. It's a perfect representation of her character. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 20, 2019

    Firefly: Bad Company is an effective revisit to a fan favorite capturing the charm of the original appearance of Saffron, and adding just the right additional menace and charm. Her history is certainly rich enough territory for an interesting and ongoing story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 21, 2019

    Those worried about having the mystery behind Saffron solved can rest assured that the devil woman will remain as much an enigma as she ever was. Here's hoping she shows up again in the new monthly Firefly series to plague her ex-husband once again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 28, 2019

    The $8 price-tag is enough to make some pass on the issue, but there's enough here for fans of the show (and particularly this character) that is worth a look, even at the steep price. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Mar 20, 2019

    While I'm still not sold on the idea of a mini-series about Saffron I'm sure there is a contingent of the Firefly community that is breathlessly waiting for answers to this character's mysterious background. The rest of the comic world will let this comic pass largely unnoticed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Ligeti Mar 22, 2019

    "Firefly Bad Company" #1 may not give readers everything they hoped, but it's still a solid addition to the "Firefly" 'Verse. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 26, 2019

    I like everything this book has to offer, but some stories are better secret, and the price is hard to overcome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 21, 2019

    Gordon's script is at its best dealing with the second half of that description as it shows her intending to take greater control of her life. It's a reminder of how engaging an element she can be in a story, and hopefully this means she'll be involved in Pak's sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Mar 20, 2019

    Great artwork and an enjoyable story that sadly bears little resemblance to the character from the Firefly series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 20, 2019

    There's a nice bit of connectivity hidden here that will reward those who have been reading Boom's ongoing Firefly series. Otherwise, it's frustrating to see a good idea fall to confounding and disappointing execution. Read Full Review

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