Completion Date: February 9, 2011
Reason for Reading: I was a fan of Firefly.
I was a little late to discover that I was a fan of the television series Firefly, but after watching it last year I was a bit taken in. I wish it hadn't been cancelled quite so soon, but I am glad that you are able to enjoy more from the series through the comic books. This occurs between the television show and the movie that they had made after it was cancelled. It fills in what you might be wondering when you are watching the movie because it sort of jumps ahead a bit. It is three stories in one. It was fun to visit with everyone again and pretend that things that are going to happen in the future haven't occurred yet. There were obviously a lot of things that were meant to be played out, but then the show was cancelled and they never got the chance. The movie just assumes that you know what is happening before you actually do.Joss Whedon, the pop-culture mastermind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, bridged the gap between his cult-hit Firefly TV series and his Serenity motion picture with this three-issue miniseries. Serenity: Those Left Behind is a previously unknown chapter in the lives of these space brigands, and a must-read for avid Whedon fans and Browncoats alike.Penned by Whedon and Brett Matthews, a Firefly show writer, the ragtag crew takes on a scavenger mission with the promise of a big payoff. Only too late do they realize the gig is orchestrated by an old enemy eager to remake their acquaintance... with the help of operatives wearing bright blue gloves.
Overall it was good, but not as great as it would be if they had made it for the television show. It is so sad that it was cancelled!
Serenity: Float Out by Patton Oswalt, Patric Reynolds, and Joss Whedon
Completion Date: February 9, 2011
Reason for Reading: Fan of Firefly
Wash was probably one of my favourite characters in the show, so when I saw that there was a comic dedicated to him I had to read it. I have to admit it didn't interest me quite as much as I had hoped. It would have been better if it was the crew of Serenity sitting around reminiscing, but instead it was people that you had never seen before talking about him. The stories were entertaining and truly Wash, but overall I was very disappointed. The cameo, though, that was really the best reason for reading the comic. I am glad I read the comic just for that one moment. It was the best thing!Acclaimed writer/actor/comedian Patton Oswalt (The Goon, Batman, JLA, Dollhouse, Ratatouille) brings back one of Firefly's most beloved characters in this special spotlight issue!
Always ready with a brilliant aerial maneuver and a terrible one-liner, Wash was pilot of the Firefly-class ship Serenity in Joss Whedon's cult-classic TV series before being killed in the movie. Float Out includes three brand-new stories of Wash in a series of exciting smuggling raids, each providing a hair-raising escape or daring last-minute rescue! Featuring a cameo that will leave Serenity fans reeling, this special one-shot presents new tales of the Serenity universe's past and tantalizing hints about its future!
These comics count for the Sci-fi Experience hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings!
Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad
Better Days by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad
Float Out by Patton Oswalt, Patric Reynolds, and Joss Whedon
The Shepherd's Tale by Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Chris Samnee, and Dave Stewart