"Why would I want to leave Serenity?"
Firefly and Serenity fans never did. But in this graphic novel set just after the events of Firefly, the hugely popular but strangely
unsuccessful TV series, we learn why Shepherd Book and Inara chose to leave before the events of Serenity. And is it any good?
For me, comic books have always been about superheroes. And that is precisely why the comic book is perfect for the gun-toting,
explosion-dodging crew of Serenity. The story reads like an episode of the series, and is just as good. There's a chase, several
gunfights, plenty of jokes, and several other characters from the Firefly 'verse make a comeback. The art is stunning, and the plot
itself is great.
The hardcover book itself is a great item too. There's an introduction written by our Captain himself, Nathan Fillion, a faux-historial
document written by Joss Whedon about how society developed in his vision of the future, and some interesting production art from the
Serenity movie. The book has a dust jacket, underneath which is an elegant representation of the Serenity symbol in gold.
If you haven't seen the series or the movie, you may want to give this one a miss because you'll be missing too much background knowledge
to really enjoy it. Otherwise, it's a fantastic purchase. Just make sure you get the hardback and not the flimsy Trade Paperback without