This arc just continues to pick up momentum, even when I'm thinking there is a resolution in sight, Zack Whedon throws another curve ball that Browncoat fans crave. I've mentioned before that Serenity's story line flows so well that each issue is the perfect balance of dialogue and content while leaving you wanting more. As each issue goes on more and more obstacles seem to pile up against Malcom and his crew. It’s really starting to feel like they just can’t catch a break, but I guess that’s what adds to the suspense. Although, I love the drama in the series and how well it’s written, I felt that this issue rushed some important scenes. Also, I usually can get a sense of the character's personalities but I didn’t really connect with the crew this time. I mean, there was a little bit more humor in this issue and I think there was an attempt at a heartfelt conservation between Malcom and Bea but it felt a little weak, for me.
That’s not to say it didn’t have its redeemable qualities but I'm sure the fandom will love this issue. I don't want to tell you too much about what happens this month but it’s big! Like huge! So much adventure and betrayal lays ahead for our beloved crew.
I think that Georges Jeanty is becoming one of my favorite illustrators; I am always thoroughly impressed with how he captures facial expressions and creates this beautiful world that is Serenity. Laura Martin also does the coloring for this series which I definitely appreciate as it just adds to the whole galactic feel.
Writer: Zack Whedon Pencils: Georges Jeanty Colors: Laura Martin Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $3.50 Release Date: 6/25/14 Format: Mini-Series, Print/Digital