The final issue of the Leaves on the wind mini series is out. Will Zoe reunite with her daughter? Will Mal join the new resistance? And how is Jayne’s shooting now when he is injured? This review contains spoilers.
WRITTEN BY: Zack Whedon
PENCILS: Georges Jeanty
INKS: Karl Story
PUBLISHER: Dark Horse Comics
RELEASE: June 25th
When you hear about a comic being made as a sequel to a film who itself was a sequel to one of the finest TV-series ever made, you first get very excited and then your worry that it may be screwed up. It is safe to say that Leaves on the wind, was far from a screw up, it may have varied a bit in quality, but on the whole it has been extremely enjoyable. This last issue of the series was probably the best one as well. It ties it all together neatly, wrapping it up into a package that Dark Horse can evolve into more comics about the ‘verse and its friendly but slightly nutty brown coats.
The writing has been very spot on, at times it feels like you are actually watching a new episode of Firefly. The artwork…well I would say has been a bit up and down, I do struggle a bit with Jeanty and his way of drawing faces. They don’t look quite right. That aside it has been a very good comic.
So this last issue ends on a happy note with a bit of rompy pompy in the engine room courtesy of a certain mechanic and doctor. Before that we get to witness a fantastic liberation of Zoe from her prison planet, complete with Jayne and a very long gun (I don’t think this is Vera unless she has been modified). She then gets to have a cuddle with her daughter. Mal asks her if she then would like to take her little girl and go settle somewhere else, but she wants to stay with her family. Some touching scenes here which fills even a cold hearted Swede as myself with joy. Mal does not become the new leader of the new resistance, but he is friendly enough with their blue haired leader and you can see the politics of the ‘verse could be more exploited in future comics. We also get a bit of a cliffhanger in form of the army of bald “River Tams” in a lab, it seems the alliance are still peachy keen on getting River back. It is a bit of “next time Gadget, next time…”
If you loved Firefly and Serenity I really think you should go and pick up this miniseries, because it is as close to watching new episodes you will get, and it is a pretty goram good!