Dark Horse released the new Serenity comic today, Leaves on the Wind #1, written by Zach Whedon and penciled by George Jeanty, and it’s a must-read for Firefly and Serenity fans. Whereas other post-Big Damn Movie comics have been much more character focused, this one (set ~7-8 months post-BDM) is the first to really focus on the consequences of the actions the crew took during the movie and what that means for both the crew and the entire ‘verse.
If I have one complaint, it’s that the interior art isn’t particularly fantastic, but Dan Dos Santos’ cover is down right beautiful, and the writing is superb. And to be honest, now that Marvel’s taking over the Star Wars comics, I’m hoping that Dark Horse will take the opportunity to expand their other franchise options, like Serenity. Certainly, if they keep writing comics like this one, they’d have a winner on their hands.
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5