Since we missed last month’s review of issue #2, let me just catch you up to speed. Zoe needs to get a medical ship ASAP but the crew has to find a way to do it without being detected. Despite Malcom’s attachment to Zoe he has to leave her with a tearful goodbye. Later, Zoe is approached by a man that is set on finding Malcom but Zoe won’t betray him. Back on Serenity, River decides to dive into her unconscious to get useful information that may help the crew’s situation. So right from the start, you get to see inside River’s mind and the chaos of her childhood. I loved that the issue opened up to this scene and getting lost in the disarray of her psychic conscious. Her brother is by her side as she sleeps but someone from their past easily ambushes them. He reveals himself as Jubal, the man they left out in space. Kaylee gets the best of him though and he becomes their captive.
River reveals to the crew that there are other kids like her and she is set on rescuing them. I think this is going to lead to uncovering more dirt on the corrupt alliance. Well, with that being said Zoe ends up being thrown into an unknown prison camp. I think Zoe will reunite with her baby and the crew before the arc is over.
So much happened in this issue and I think we are gearing up for an amazing new adventure with the crew. I thought that with the last issue I would be finding myself disinterested but issue 3 has brought back my attention. Hopefully Zack Whedon, keeps the momentum going with the rest of the arc but I think we are in good hands.
I just want to commend Dan Dos Santos for his cover this month and his depiction of River. Serenity always has solid artwork and I am so impressed with the creative take on the universe. I can’t rave enough about how much I love the illustrations in this series. Georges Jeanty is a veteran in the industry and his talent shines through in Serenity.
Writer: Zack Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $3.50 Release Date: 3/26/14