Thursday, April 30, 2009

Serenity: Those Left Behind

Serenity: Those Left Behind
story by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews, art by Will Conrad [741.5 Whe]

Those Left Behind is a tie-in graphic novel to the late, lamented cult-favorite SF series Firefly, which aired in 2002 (and which was followed by a movie, Serenity, in 2005). This 3-part story, originally released as a monthly comic-book with art by Will Conrad, perfectly captures the appearance of the characters from the series. More importantly, since Firefly had created such a unique "world", this graphic novel very effectively captures the tone and style of Firefly, particularly in terms of the dialog and quirkiness of the characters. Although there is a bit of a cliff-hanger to the story at the end of this volume, Those Left Behind still serves as a fine introduction to the 'Verse of Joss Whedon's Firefly for those who've never been there before, while still adding to that universe for long-time fans. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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