Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #3

Writer: Zack Whedon Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Serenity is found! The crew, including Jayne and a certain bounty hunter, get themselves ready to restock and retrieve when River wakes from her self-induced sleep and gives Mal a mandate . . . which will eventually—hopefully—maybe—lead to Zoe’s rescue!

  • 10
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Mar 19, 2014

    Add all that in with a gloriously escalating story plus Georges Jeanty's gorgeous artwork, and you've got one of the best and most enjoyable chapters in the Firefly universe across any medium. If you are any kind of Firefly fan at all, you absolutely need to be reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Kimberly Gibson Mar 26, 2014

    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. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Ben Silverio Mar 23, 2014

    Basically, Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty put together another awesome issue of 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind'. Everything that happens here stays true to the spirit of the show that spawned this series and I look forward to the next time this delightful comic appears in my file at my local comic book store. Every fan of 'Firefly' needs to be reading this book right now because it's just so good. I might even go so far as to say that it's one of my most favorite books on my pull list right now. If you're not up to date, catch up and keep an eye out for the next issue. It will be well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Culture Mass - K.M. Cone Dec 31, 1969

    While I felt things were a little rushed, I loved Kaylee's daring heroics, the peek inside River's brain, Mal and Inara's developing relationship, and the shocking twist "To Be Continued..." ending. Excited for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 26, 2014

    Things are picking up as the Serenity crew prepares for a mission that could go south easily. The mandate that River gives Mal as wakes from her self-induced sleep is something I would love to see a possibility of after seeing what she alone is capable of. If there were any reason to stay tuned for what happens next, the end of this issue made sure of that. Once again a great move to use familiar faces that Serenity/Firefly fans can recognize and be excited to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 30, 2014

    With River's remembrance of others who, like her, were manipulated and experimented on by the Alliance means the crew will have to make a side-trip before rescuing Zoe which also means Mal needs to recruit another member to the team. It also likely means the mini-series will finally begin pulling the curtain back on those who experimented on River and means the possible return of pairs of soldiers with hands of blue. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Mar 26, 2014

    Leaves on the Wind has been a really fun book and issue #3 more than kept up with previous installments. The story is exciting and engaging, the characters and dialogue are a perfect match for the original Firefly and Serenity, and there is never any slack given to the plot development. This will definitely be an enjoyable read for both old and new fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Mar 25, 2014

    Still, its going from strength to strength a must buy for any fan, and the series is quickly becoming as good a jumping on point as any for the franchise as a whole. Long may it continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 25, 2014

    The fact this issue serves to lead into the next stage of Whedon's story doesn't hinder the issue too much. There's still great content within the story and is absolutely of the same quality we've come to expect from any project with the name "Whedon" on it. Jeanty, as well, continues to prove a major artist for Dark Horse, consistently delivering above-average work. Fans of the series, and even those fans who've only seen the movie or were hesitant about the television series should absolutely give this run a chance. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 25, 2014

    Serenity: Leaves on the Wind continues to be a fitting continuation for the franchise, as whilst any live action follow-on remains on hold this is the most realistic way of getting your Firefly fix. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov and Colin Bell Apr 3, 2014

    It's full of great moments, characters I love being treated well, but some sloppy dispensing of Jubal Early and the over-crowding of plot has worked against it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Mar 26, 2014

    Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #3 does a good job retaining some of the highly quality that readers have previously enjoyed in past issues. Whedon and Jeanty will not disappoint in this tale, Firefly fans are doing themselves a disservice by not reading it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Mar 27, 2014

    I had a lot of high expectations going into reading Serenity: Leaves on the Wind As a big fan of the old television series, it is exciting to see Dark Horse Comics try to create a successful comic book with the Firefly franchise, like they did with Buffy and Angel. So far, the comic lacks many aspects that gave the series such a cult following. It is still a relatively new series and loyal fans will continue to read it. However, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind has a lot of work to do if it wants to be up to par with the television show and movie. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Mar 24, 2014

    Looking back the fact that I not only liked but really liked the first issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind seems like nothing short of a miracle compared with how far the series has fallen by this third issue. Plot points eat their own tale as the story continues to get smaller and more distended from any kind of central point, meaning, or stakes while also failing to offer the kind of introspective meaning such a scale would normally warrant. We're now moving into a narrative focusing around the series' worst character even as more interesting plot threads just come and go with little to no fan fair or reasoning behind their sudden drop other than excising the portions of the story that made it interesting or accessible to new fans. Not recommended. Read Full Review

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