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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1

 

If you’re a fan of Firefly and the Serenity movie then you know there just simply isn’t enough of it to go around. There have been only three other comic books that have come out and every dyed-in-the-wool Firefly fan has them and was slightly disappointed. They weren’t bad, but they didn’t give us what we wanted. Not really. “Better Days” tells a story that takes place during the TV series era before certain characters died. It functions like an episode and is nice for that, but we wanted a continuation. “Those Left Behind” was a eulogy in effect for the characters who survived the end of the movie. Again, nice effort but it was just sad and really an epilogue of sorts. More depressing that it felt like an end when we wanted a new chapter. “Shepherd’s Tale” could have been the revelation of Shepard’s secret past we’re all dying to know but again didn’t quite get. It certainly gives us the cliff’s notes but it didn’t quite unveil his mystery with the majesty it felt like he’d have had if the series had continued. So we demand more Firefly!

Well here it is people! This first issue has so much promise and satisfaction printed on it’s twenty-some-odd pages I was so goram happy I could insert Chinese swear words here. Characters have already grown and while we’re still dealing with the event’s of the film, we’re jumping right into the action and it feels right. Everything about this book feels right. Zach Whedon has the voices and the direction. In fact, the only problem really with this series is that it’s run ends at six issues. But that’s okay. You know why? Because we’re Firefly fans and we’ll demand more;)

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