Yesterday was the release of Dark Horse’s New Serenity title, Leaves On The Wind. The six issue comic miniseries is a continuation of the adventures Captain Malcolm Reynolds and (remaining) crew set nine months after the events of the movie Serenity. See below the cut for full review.Like most Browncoats, I was positively giddy over the announcement of a Serenity comic, and could not wait to read it. Continued adventures of our favorite crew in the ‘Verse?
Needless to say I got Issue 1 straight away. Since the Miranda Broadcast, resistance has been forming against the Alliance, and both sides are all searching for the crew of Serenity. The Alliance want to punish Mal, whereas the ever growing resistance wish to elect him leader of their cause. It seems like war is once again brewing.
Zack Whedon, makes sure each character has their moment to shine, which isn’t an easy feat with a “cast” this large. Georges Jeanty’s art is gorgeous, managing to capture the essence of our beloved characters.
It has been almost nine years since Serenity was released, and yet somehow slipping back into the ‘verse feels as comfy as slipping on a big cozy sweatshirt. Comfortable and familiar. The crew, though changed, and now smaller in number, are still the same people you fell in love with all those years ago. Mal and Inara are still bickering, Kaylee is still ever cheerful, Simon’s still taking care of them all, Zoe ever strong despite her losses and River is…well River.
I don’t want to spoil the book for those who haven’t read it, but I will say this, I was more than pleased with the first issue. There were plenty of relationships/character developments that I expected, but also a couple surprises returns I didn’t see coming. All and all a great start to the series.
What did you think of Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #1? Are you excited for the second issue? Disappointed? Hit up the comments and let us know.
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