Friday, June 26, 2015

Book Review: Serenity - Leaves on the Wind

Book club this month was read what you want. I wanted to finish book 4 of Game of Thrones but it's sooooo looooong! So since I didn't finish it, I'm making up for it by reading a comic/graphic novel I've been meaning to read for awhile.

June 2015: Read what you want

Serenity - Leaves on the Wind
By Zack Whedon
2014
152 pages

My name is Lisa, and I am a Browncoat. I loved Firefly. I liked Serenity the Movie. I have Captain Mal "action figures" and a custom set of Lego minifigures of the crew. I enjoyed the previous graphic novels, and this is no exception - it was a good edition to the 'Verse. It follows the movie and the Wash one-shot Float Out.

Don't read this unless you know the story and characters, right up until the Wash one-shot. This volume follows up everything and answers many questions about River, Mal & Inara, Zoe etc. It specifically delves deeper into where River as we know her came from. It brings back old characters you thought you'd never see again (one of who should've been dead, twice over), and introduces new characters. I thought the use of old characters was clever. I like one of the new characters, Bea. I'm undecided about Iris. The new baddies are bad. I hope Badger is in the next one.

It reads like a Firefly episode, the vocab and tone and general feeling is there. The artwork is good. It's violent. It's touching. It's Firefly.

If you're a fan, 100% pick this up after you've caught up with the rest of the story. If you're not a fan, START WATCHING FIREFLY!! You wont regret it. Best series ever.