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A great way to resolve a major plot thread and bridge the gap from show to film
on 22 April 2009
Although the movie Serenity resolved all the major plotlines, the men with hands of blue didn't feature and Inara and Book had already left the ship. Inara's reasons were well covered in the episode Heart of Gold, but Shepherd Book's reasons weren't, so it was good to see that explored in this book. The main draw has got to be the resolution of the Hands of Blue plotline. Do we learn anything more about them? No. To be honest, I just wondered what happened to them - I didn't particularly need to know their life stories, especially as the revelations of the film made that sort of redundant.
For a TV series that should have run for many series, let alone a full one, Firefly was always something very special and to me this graphic novel was the equivalent of an extra episode. There has since been another. There should be more. The artwork is very good and the humour and dialogue slipping into Chinese at heated moments is just what you'd hope for from a Firefly tie-in. It's not the TV series, but it feels like part of it, and for anyone who loved the TV show as well as the movie, I'd say it should be part of their collection.