Anyone who has read this blog for an extended period of time has probably figured out that I’m a dyed in the wool browncoat; proud supporter of all things Firefly/Serenity related. In that vein, here’s the first in what will be a three part series review of the new comic series set in the Firefly fictional universe called Serenity: Better Days.
For a little background on the comic, it’s set after the last episode of the Firefly show, and before Serenity: Those Left Behind, the graphic novel prequel to the movie. If you’re not a fan of the show, and you’re reading this entry wondering what the hell I’m talking about, I encourage you to pick up a copy of the Firefly TV show, you can get all 14 episodes for 20-40 dollars depending on where you look.
On to the comic though; I just finished my second reading of issue 1 of Better Days, and it’s pretty good. I’m still not a big fan of the art, as the artist from Those Left Behind returns, but it’s growing on me. As I get used to it, I like it even more. There is even one panel that made me sit up in my chair and say “wow”.
What I really enjoyed about this comic was it really captured the feel of the movie and show; when reading the character’s dialogue I can hear the voices with the same intonation that I would expect to hear from the actors during the show.
For the fans, the new comic contains a lot of stuff that makes me happy, a couple of well placed references to some of my favorite episodes, as well as the promise of more comics after this three issue series was the icing on the cake.
Like I said, I’m not going to give the plot to you, because I want you to go out and buy it. We’re only going to keep getting new Firefly comics and content if the franchise continues to be financially viable – not my fanboy can overrule economics. So if you’re a browncoat, get out there and buy the comic. If you haven’t gotten into Firefly, check it out.