Review: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1
Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ’verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government—the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever. Meanwhile, everyone is asking the same question . . .
I was a late comer to the whole Firefly/Serenity world, having watched the television show and movie for the first time in 2013. I could see why folks rave about it, but also didn’t completely fall for it like so many. Flash forward to this series and the show and movie had got me interested enough to check this out, and I walked away fairly impressed.
The series written by Zack Whedon, with art by Georges Jeanty and executive produced by series creator Joss Whedon continues the adventures of what’s left of Mal Reynold’s crew. Broken, on the run, and figuring out their next steps, the comic transfers the tone of what’s come before pretty well. The first issue very much focuses on the question, where is Mal and his crew? We get to see what they have wrought through their revelations and are pursued by those who want Mal and his team to lead as well as those that would see them dead. There’s a solid tone throughout the first issue recognizing the solemn nature and what type of mental state the team would be under.
My only issue with the comic is the art. While it’s pretty decent, the likeness of some of the characters is off. Maybe they couldn’t be exact for legal reasons, but it’s just enough distracting that I noticed it. The art itself is good, it’s just the characters don’t look like what we’ve known. So if you nitpick, that’ll probably bother you.
Overall, the first issue is a solid start throwing us right back into the world of Firefly/Serenity. For long time fans of the series, I think you’ll be happy.
Story: Zack Whedon Art: Georges Jeanty
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.25 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Buy
Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review