I love Firefly a lot. I love it so much I even signed up for the MMO that is being made. I really did enjoy the movie Serenity as well, even though I like to live in Egypt on the river Nile about Wash and Book. So now that I have a chance to review the comics, I’m thrilled.
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
The first issue picks up right after the movie, with people debating what really happened on the planet Miranda. Some think it was a hoax, while others believe it to be true. A group called the “New Resistance” has popped up and demanded answers. The Alliance, unsurprisingly, wants them stopped and the crew of Serenity found.
The New Resistance also want the crew found. They want to use Mal as a leader, which I think he would object to nowadays. The crew are being called heroes, which I know they would object to. Meanwhile, the crew is drifting through space, hiding from everyone.
Inara and Mal get into an argument about needing a job. They are low on money and food. Mal wants to keep hiding, but Inara says otherwise. Zoe is pregnant, Jayne is gone, and River is as stable as best she can be. There aren’t many options for the group right now.
Zoe gives birth just at that moment to a girl named Emma. However, Simon pulls Mal aside and says that Zoe needs a hospital and quickly. There isn’t a lot Mal loves, but he does love Zoe, so he orders River and Kaylee to get the ship ready. Elsewhere, Jubal Early shows up at an Alliance base and Jayne is headed home. Once there, the New Resistance shows up with a case full of money and asking for Mal’s location. Jayne is only too happy to help.
The comic follows the show and movie very well. The characters are in keeping with what you’d expect and you could easily hear the actors’ voices. The tone also follows the movie and show very well, being dark and gritty at times, but still having a light-heartedness that keeps you invested. I can’t wait to see where this story goes. And maybe no one will die this time. Hey, a girl can dream, right?