Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale
Created by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon and Chris Samnee.
Derrial Book grew up poor, jacking stuff to sell and abandoning temporary friends in close escapes. He dodged Police, other criminals and eventually fell in amongst the Browncoats in their planning stage. Setting himself up to become the biggest, most powerful mole in the Alliance until…karma overtook him.
Disowned and abandoned he has hit the floor when he discovers the one calling he couldn’t hear through the noise of his plans. He commits to becoming a Shepherd, a wandering missionary of compassion and belief in a higher purpose. I wish it was told in order rather than a series of flashbacks. It could also have been fleshed out more.
The artwork and storyline are both good but the product is not filled out enough to measure up to other comic volumes on the market. Granting it a three and I hope volume four delivers more content per dollar.