Serenity: Better Days is a three-issue comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics. The series explores some plotlines that the Firefly TV series was originally to explore. It takes place before Serenity: Those Left Behind and the film Serenity, but after “Objects in Space”.
The series is written by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews, with Will Conrad doing the art and Adam Hughes doing the covers. The colorist is Michelle Madsen.
“After the Earth was used up, we found a new solar system and hundreds of new Earths were terraformed and colonized. The central planets formed the Alliance and decided all the planets had to join under their rule. There was some disagreement on that point. After the War, many of the Independents who had fought and lost drifted to the edges of the system, far from Alliance control. Out here, people struggled to get by with the most basic technologies; a ship would bring you work, a gun would help you keep it. A captain’s goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying.”
The comics have all the quick witted remarks, underlying individual agendas and the dysfunctional family/crew that I loved with the Firefly series. I hope, just like all Browncoats (the self titled fans of Firefly/Serenity) this is not the last flight of Firefly. Rumors are constantly a whisper on the net for a Serenity II which are constantly denied and even the hopes of a MMO has been set to mum. The only remainder continuation of Firefly/Serenity is through the graphic novel medium or continual online discussion.
5 out of 5 Wasabi