Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #1

Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #1

Writer: Zack Whedon Artist: Karl Story, Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 28 User Reviews: 3
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Malcolm Reynolds's crew shook the 'verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government-the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever. Meanwhile, everyone is asking the same question . . .

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Jeremiah Peace Jan 29, 2014

    For fans of the series, you've been waiting 9 years for something and this is it. The best thing is that we're not getting “just something” here. We are getting a great continuation of a great story by the people who created and love these characters. For casual fans, the story is written to allow you to jump in without much struggle. Pick up a copy ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Feb 3, 2014

    If you can't tell by now, I loved this book. It feels like Firefly never went off the air, and we get a comic book version of a Serenity sequel. To paraphrase Captain Mal Reynolds: the creative team have done the impossible, and that makes them mighty. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 1, 2014

    If you're a Browncoat, you'll like this. If you're new to the series you can jump in immediately and not be lost. You can't own the sky, but you can own this book. Get it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 29, 2014

    This was an excellent start which sets these characters on a new path while establishing where they are now in terms of dealing with the fallout of Serenity. If you are a fan of the series you are doing yourself a huge disservice by not figuring out what happens next. This book is all about the journey which you should enjoy that it offers compared to other books out there. Everyone wants to know what the future has in store for them, and picking this book up is the only way to know how. Plus these covers by Dan Dos Santos are more than enough of a reason itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jan 28, 2014

    The first issue of Serenity: Leaves In The Wind features all of the manic depressive beats that fans have come to love from Whedon and company. There is a massive amount of fallout from recent events that make this story absolutely fascinating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jan 29, 2014

    Serenity came out years ago, so one would think it would be hard to slip back into the feel of Firefly, but the issue fits like your favorite pair of jeans. It feels like only yesterday that River took the controls of the ship, and Whedon nails each character's voice perfectly, from Mal's lovably grouchiness to Kaylee's unflagging optimism. Likewise, Jeanty captures the claustrophobic feel of life aboard the ship, although consistency in character depictions is a bit uneven. Overall, it's a fantastic set-up that's bound to make readers lament the fact that it's just a mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Jan 30, 2014

    This team has things running so smoothly that words arent needed to see the progressions that some of our favorite characters have taken. I was feeling all the great ups and downs that I did when I watched the episodes way back when. This family Mal has made means everything to him, even if he wont or cant say so. When kin need helping, theres nothing in this verse thats going to stop him. And that is what makes this creation from the Whedons, in my humble opinion, one of their best. Danger be damned! Heart is what makes that ship fly even when it shouldnt. These creators have captured it here. Lets see where they take it next, shall we? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Jan 31, 2014

    This really was the best comic in the 'Verse this week, if you've never watched any Firefly before it's 14 episodes followed by a movie. Go watch it then read this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Ben Silverio Feb 1, 2014

    There's no way that I'll be missing the next issue. This one just gave me so many feelings. We may never get to see all the actors reprise their roles on any sort of screen again, but this most certainly is the next best thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Jan 28, 2014

    I enjoyed both the series and show and I'm excited to see it continue in comic form. I'm even more excited now, because it was done well so far. It has succeeded where it's predecessors did. It was never really about the setting or the plot that drew me in; though I do like the setting, and the episode and movie plots were mostly good. What I think made the series so great were the characters. You can't help but love the crew of Serenity. Those personalities were translated surprisingly well from TV and movies to the comic book page. That's why I liked this issue so much and why I look forward to the rest of the mini-series! I recommend Serenity: Leaves on the Wind to all of you "Browncoats" out there! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 27, 2014

    Overall, though, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind was a really great first issue, even as someone who knows nothing about the series as a whole. I was engaged and interested in both the stakes of the universe and the crew of characters presented, and most of all I wanted to know more about what was happening and see more of this universe, which is the best thing a first issue can do. If you're a fan of the classic series, you'll probably like this, and if you're a Firefly n00b like me, I'd definitely recommend Serenity: Leaves on the Wind comic as a jumping-on point, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov and Colin Bell Jan 29, 2014

    Thoroughly enjoyable, plenty promising. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Feb 12, 2014

    We may never see a continuation of the story on screen with Nathan Fillon and Joss Whedon being involved with massive series at present, but this is the next best thing. It seems to be a labour of love for Zach Whedon and he has an intimate knowledge of the characters and what makes them tick, even the speech patterns of Mal are perfect. Jeanty is another Whedonverse alumni who has previously worked on the likes of Buffy so Whedon knows that he is more than capable of knocking out good art which he does here. Unlike some artists on licences properties he doesn't spend all his time getting the likenesses perfect, he gives them a passing resemblance and puts a lot of effort into Serenity and the speeders that we see Jane on. Its not a book that you can jump into without seeing the TV series and movie but if you have seen them, you will love this book as its the rightful sequel to the Serenity movie. It just needs more Jane but we should see more off him in next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 27, 2014

    Serenity: LotW is a great start to the new miniseries that will please new and old fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Jan 29, 2014

    Firefly fans, rejoice! The long hoped for return of these characters is off to a very successful start. Leaves on the Wind #1 will please both long-time fans of the franchise and even new-comers that may not be particularly familiar with it. Knowledge of both the show and sequel film will definitely come in handy, but Serenity will likely be a fun read regardless of this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 30, 2014

    We're finally getting some answers. Fans waiting for more on the characters from Firefly and Serenity can rejoice. Dark Horse and Zack Whedon are continuing the story of the characters fans of the series have been missing. The story jumps forwards a tiny bit as we discover a few surprises. Georges Jeanty and Laura Martin's art and colors provide the visuals for so many familiar and new locations. If you aren't familiar with the characters, you won't know exactly what's going on. All the more reason to check out the series and movie. Serenity is back. Let's hope this is just the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Jan 31, 2014

    "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" #1 will leave fans cheering. In its first issue alone, "Firefly's" newest installment is clever, poignant, and funny. Although Jeanty's art bears some room for improvement, he and Whedon are charging full steam ahead in the right direction for this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 31, 2014

    It's a bit of a slow start, but it's a promising beginning - and I'll follow the Serenity anywhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 4, 2014

    I've been waiting for the future of Serenity to be explored, and things get off to a good start here. Penned by Joss Whedon with art by longtime Buffy artist Georges Jeanty that captures the right look of the ship and her crew, I can't wait to see where the six-issue mini-series goes from here. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hero Nuggets - James 'Hopper' Powers Feb 5, 2014

    Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 is a fantastic return to our favorite story in the 'verse! The story picks up 9 months after the movie and that immediately gets me hungry to see and learn what has transpired between then and now. This is, essentially, Season 2 of Firefly and I am so happy to finally have more of this epic!! The characters are beautifully rendered, new developments are underway for this new season, and it reads almost like you are watching an episode. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 29, 2014

    Either way, I'm liking where this is all going. Oh and the cover, eh, it could have been better. Has zip all to do with the story other than making Inara look a bit subservient to Mal, which she has never been as far as I recall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Feb 28, 2014

    So yeah. The Firefly crew are back, and they're big damn heroes. Looks like you really can't stop the signal after all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 29, 2014

    Overall, the first issue is a solid start throwing us right back into the world of Firefly/Serenity. For long time fans of the series, I think you'll be happy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Buccieri Jan 29, 2014

    The strong writing and plot setup help carry the weight of this book. MostFirefly fans will likely be satisfied just to see Captain Reynolds and his crew back in space again, but I can say with confidence that it's a good outing both as aFirefly fan and as a comic in general. The art is mediocre but that's not enough to consider dropping the book altogether, especially since it's only a limited series. The book is not new-reader friendly at all (save for a recap paragraph on the credits page), so know that before you purchase. This is not a jumping on point, and you really need to be aFirefly fan to fully appreciate this book. That being said, it's a well-crafted and tight script. Browncoats will be happy withLeaves on the Wind and Iregret that there can't be a wider audience for this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jason Inman Jan 30, 2014

    As much as I wanted to love this book, something felt off the entire time I was reading it. It could have been that my expectations were way too high. That no matter what the writer did I would never be satisfied, and that certainly could be true. I'm willing to stick with the series for the next couple of issues to see if it captures that gunslinging space cowboy charm that the TV series had. If you are a Browncoat, then this is the perfect book for you. I'm certain you will love every Western minute of it. If you've never seen Firefly before than I would stay away. Go buy the series and the movie, watch it, and let those characters' story end on the silver screen. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 29, 2014

    Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 is by no means a bad book, but nor does it soar. If anything, the issue reads like a weak television pilot, but with just enough meat on the bones to land it a season. Going back to that Stan Lee quote however is a tough trick. Would this work as someone's first comic? Of course, but only if they already identify themselves as a card carrying Browncoats, with a deep understanding of the 'Verse. If Dark Horse Comics merely wanted to snag the Firefly loyal, than this book will be a welcome return to characters you love. If you're looking for some fun science fiction in your comics, without much prior knowledge of this setting, then I'm afraid this just isn't going to be the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 30, 2014

    The opening issue of Serenity relies heavily on the reader knowing the film and its characters. It's not to say a new fan won't enjoy this but it does feel a lot like a tenth issues rather than a first. I liked the re-visitation of the characters from the film and found the plot to be a good starting point. Join that with some nice art and you have a good start to this series. It will be interesting to see where the Whedons take this. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Gary O' Driscoll May 16, 2014

    This is an average book that is neither terrible nor great and while it contains some moments reminiscent of the show and movie, it is not of the same quality or care and instead feels like something fans should consider reading rather than a book they absolutely should read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    olliequeen Feb 4, 2014

    The book starts off a little slow getting us updated on the crew after the events of the movie. If you haven't seen the movie and the show, what the hell are you waiting for? By the end of the book you just want more. If you loved the series and the movie, you'll love this book

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Jan 30, 2014

    . . . $3.50, 24pgs. Grade A- cover. 4 ADs interrupting. . . This is a great start to the post-movie narrative That Browncoats and Serenity fans have been waiting for. It spends some time rehashing for new readers, but forwards the characters dramatically. Nice touches of world grounding and nods toward fallen comrades. The art is a bit rough but im sure it will tighten up, the colors are excellent. By the end i was riveted, i highly recommend this series.

  • 9.0
    havok1977 Feb 16, 2014

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