by Jeremy DeFatta
Though I’m a little behind on this one, I wanted to offer up a review of one of my past recommendations. This one is a treat for my fellow Firefly/Serenity fans—Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. Published by Dark Horse, penned by Zack Whedon, and drawn by Georges Jeanty, this series is meant to (at long last) carry on the story after the end of Serenity.
Picking up roughly eight months after the film, Leaves on the Wind immediately tosses you into a new status quo for the setting and characters—there are murmurings of a new rebellion, and the crew of Serenity are seen as heroes by some and as terrorists by others. Some of what goes on in this issue is expected, especially if you’ve been following the other Serenity comics periodically released by Dark Horse. The previous story that has the most to bear here, however, is the Float Out one-shot tribute to Wash written by Patton Oswalt—if you can find it, buy it and read it.
I don’t want to offer up any spoilers here, but I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. Suffice it to say, the dialogue reads the same as it always sounded in the show, and the characters still feel the same. This is the next best thing to actually having more Firefly showing up on Netflix in the future, and I have to say I am digging it so far. It’s always great to have several of my loves combined, and in this case a comic book version of Serenity is a sweet treat.
Go out and look into this series at your local comic shops. You will not regret it. Trust me, and then tweet me @quaintjeremy. Let me know your thoughts below.