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- Print Length: 152 pages
- Publisher: Dark Horse Books (November 18, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 18, 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00PHS4696
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About the Author
His first professional work in television was as a production assistant on his brother's series Angel. Whedon joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as an assistant to executive producer David Milch for the first season in 2004. The series was created by Milch and focused on a growing town in the American West. Whedon returned as Milch's assistant for the second season in 2005. He also became a writer for the third and final season in 2006 when he co-wrote the episode Amateur Night with writer's assistant Nick Towne. Whedon and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Drama Series at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the third season.
He also wrote and acted in an episode of Milch's next series John from Cincinnati.
Alongside his brothers Joss and Jed, he co-created and co-wrote the parody musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Recently, he has worked on the FOX science-fiction series Fringe and the AMC drama Rubicon. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Almost right away, I was a bit saddened by reading this. I could tell immediately that it was written with (at least nearly) as much love and connection to these characters as Joss himself. It was also apparent that this story would be perfect for the big screen as a sequel to Serenity. And so it was with mixed feelings that I continued to read since I knew this story and any others would never be seen on the big screen (or small screen for that matter). I've also found myself reading only a couple pages at a time and putting the book down. Not because it's tough to get into but because reading this I can hear the voices of my favorite fictional characters and I'm taken back to that wonderful time when the crew of Serenity still had life.
I'm anxious to get through this and see how the story unfolds but a part of me is hesitant to do so too quickly for fear of losing them once again. So I'm savoring it; making it last as long as I can. Yes, I'm probably nuts but I know there are at least a few of you who knwo exactly what I'm talking about. And for those of you who can understand this rationale and even relate to it but haven't purchased this, please do yourself the favor and do so now. You won't regret it.
Thank you to Zach Whedon and company for breathing life back into some of my favorite people in the verse one more time. Even if it is just briefly.
I am an artist, went to college for art, and all that. So I actually understand anatomy, and all that stuff.
Drawing likenesses is far more challenging than people who do not know art realise. Drawing likenesses in various poses and angles of view is even MORE difficult without reference "models". So, what? the artist for this was supposed to hunt down frames of the actors in the poses he wanted to portray them? That is not practical for more than financial reasons.
Also understand that some artists are actually good at this - but they are not necessarily available or interested in pursuing something of this nature. That shortens the list of artists willing and capable of tackling a project like this. Believe me, this isn't as easy as you think, to assemble a graphic novel. It is time consuming and tedious work - but for dedicated people it truly is a labour of love because EVERYONE involved has a stake in the success of the effort (and not purely financial in nature). By the time you finish something of this nature, you are in love with everything about it (as much as just wanting to be done already!).
So, you have to accept that this is an homage, not a "photo-realistic" portrayal of each character. When you get so wrapped up in things like, "I was confused by.... how they looked...", you just ruin the deeper point and purpose of these graphic novels:
The Serenity/Firefly universe continues to thrive and live through these efforts.
Moving on... The story is very well written. The plot considered, the actions understandable. And we get to spend a bit more time with our beloved Browncoats and the crew. Isn't that really the deeper point?
The story takes place several months after the events in Serenity. The 'verse responded to those events by forming "the new resistance," but Malcolm Reynolds and crew have disappeared from view. In typical Whedon fashion, the author (Zach Whedon, here) does not belabor us with the details of how some of the things-in-between came about. The details unfold in a marvelous fashion. It's still clever and funny and non-obvious. Every character acts, well, in character. For instance, when a crew member's life is in danger, OF COURSE Mal does the right thing no matter what it costs.
As other reviewers point out, the graphic part of the book is... a little odd. In some ways it's beautifully drawn. If you had never actually seen the TV show or the movie, you'd have no complaints. But it's a poor job of duplicating the actors we know; for instance, it actually took me a while, as I began to read, to "recognize" that _that_ was supposed to be Inara. That's not so bad; you get used to it. But when we are reintroduced to secondary characters we haven't seen since the TV show, it's disconcerting to invest time in trying to figure out, "Who's that supposed to be?"
However, I urge you to ignore any weaknesses in the graphics, because the story itself is great. I can't give you details -- I truly do not want to spoil it -- but the "what happened next?" is completely satisfying.
I have to admit that I initially did note the characters images did not perfectly match the actors. I got over that real because of the quality of the story. All in all, complaints about that are irrelevant to my mind. As to the length of the story: it's a lot like a series episode. It's not a novella or novel.
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drawings are relatively accurate and respectful to its source material.
VERY detailed, high quality (poster like) images of characters between chapters.
Could also have done with been a bit longer as felt a little rushed. But was great to find out what Mal and the gang have been up to since Serenity.
So ist die „Serenity“ zunächst erst einmal untergetaucht, aber nach Komplikationen bei der Geburt von Zoes und Washburnes Baby benötigt Zoe ein gut ausgestattetes Krankenhaus und so muss Cpt. Reynolds sich seinem „Publikum“ stellen – besonders, weil er sehr bald die Hilfe der neuen Widerstandsbewegung benötigt.
Also gibt es ein gewohnt rasantes Abenteuer mit viel Spannung, haarsträubenden Stunts und einer Menge Dialoghumor. Und außerdem neue Enthüllungen über River und die Experimente, die an ihr durchgeführt worden sind, deren Sinn man uns ja bisher noch gar nicht erklärt hatte.
Eine wieder sehr packende Erzählung voller Charakterköpfe, die auch noch graphisch ansprechend ausgeführt ist. Sollte auch Newbies zur Serenity-Erzählwelt Spaß machen.
Una historia interesante y que nos cuenta más de los protagonistas de Serenity, dejando un final un tanto abierto para la posibilidad de una nueva saga. Nada sorprenderte.
Tengo que decir que me ha sorprendido el tamaño de la edición, más grande de lo que pensaba y que por el precio no esta nada mal.