Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Written by Zack Whedon.
Art by Georges Jeanty, Karl Story, Laura Martin and Dan Dos Santos.
The first three volumes of this series I found the artwork to be superb yet I felt that the last pages of each were fluff with extra art, letters from the cast members and left the story telling kind of anorexic. Volume 4 still has great artwork but now it has a lot of content and no fluff…thank you very much.
We’ve reached the point now where Zoey Washburne is giving birth but without certain types of medical equipment the crew of Serenity is forced to make a decision they would have rather not. They have to get Zoey to Alliance for medical care. The problem is that the Alliance is not done messing with Mal and the crew of Serenity and a resurgence of Brown Coats also want him for their leader. Add to that the Alliance has an inventory of River’s they are now using as operators and you get quite the action packed adventure to rescue Zoey. It’s enough to make an old Brown Coat angry enough again to…misbehave!
This one gets five stars for storyline and art. Great job!
Serenity Volume 2
Better Days and Other Stories
Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Will Conrad and at least 5 others
I got my copy of this volume from my local comic store, Haley’s Comics in Fort Collins, CO. Let me just say that this volume is an improvement over volume one which had a disproportionate amount of filler in the back. Volume two has many tales which bring all of the crew of Serenity into the plot. There are several involving Reavers which are one of my favorite constructs from the TV series and the movie.
My favorite from this book is The Other Half. This one reminds me of The Illustrated Man in how the multiple stories of how the crew would like to use their new found wealth are told. All are quite well thought out. This may also be the first volume which puts forth the vast difference between the Independents and the Alliance.
I giving this work a three out of five for Artwork and Storyline development which means I recommend it but wish the stories meshed better.
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