Don your knitted hats and grab your pistols, fellow Browncoats – the new Firefly comic has landed! Do you ever wonder what happened to your favourite ragtag spaceship crew after the events of Serenity? We’ve already had comics covering Shepherd Book’s mysterious (and surprising) backstory and the events between the final TV episode and made for cinema movie, but Serenity – Leaves on the Wind (Part One) by Dark Horse Comics takes us to just a few months after the crew’s last showdown with the Alliance. You better believe things aren’t over! Our loveable misfits have plenty of trouble heading their way.
As part one of a series, Leaves on the Wind focusses on setting the scene for what is to come. How is the crew coping with the events of Serenity and their losses? How has the Alliance reacted to their actions? The comic does a great job of capturing the characters, staying true to the originals, and we see some surprise appearances by old favourites. The artwork is good; I much prefer it to the artwork in the other Firefly comics so far. My only criticism would be that it’s a bit short, but that’s to be expected from the format.
Reading the other comics is not required, but perhaps recommended as you might be in for a couple small surprises otherwise. Either way, I can fully recommend Serenity – Leaves on the Wind to fellow Firefly fans.