Joss Whedon’s ‘Serenity’ returns in January in the form of the new Dark Horse miniseries ‘Leaves On The Wind’.
Last seen on the printed page as one half of a Free Comic Book Day issue (coupled with Star Wars) in 2012, Joss Whedon’s fan-favourite franchise spawned from the cruelly short-lived TV show ‘Firefly’ has had a number of notable dedicated comic books in the years after Firefly’s follow-up movie, ‘Serenity’.
In 2005, Dark Horse published the first miniseries, ‘Those Left Behind’, which acted as a continuation of the TV show and a prequel to the introduction of the movie. It’s an exciting tale that begins in the midst of a heist and ends up with the crew fighting for their lives as they encounter an old enemy during a hunt for unclaimed loot!
2008 saw the release of ‘Better Days’, another miniseries also set between the TV show and feature film, but before ‘Those Left Behind’. In it we see Mal and co. dealing the success and consequences of a recent heist.
Four other one-shots followed, ‘The Other Half’ in 2008 and ‘Float Out’, ‘Downtime’ and ‘The Shepherd’s Tale’ in 2010. While the first three of these found their way into a collected edition with ‘Better Days’, ‘The Shepherd’s Tale’ was a standalone, hardcover one-shot focussing on the life of Derrial Book, Serenity’s religious counsel.
Now it’s back again, and this time it’s a full six issues – the longest Serenity series yet! Not only that, but, for the first time, the new miniseries is set after the events of the movie! We’re excited about the debut of ‘Serenity: Leaves On The Wind’ and the continuation of what has become a modern sci-fi classic!
SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND
Zack Whedon | Georges Jeanty | Karl Story | Laura Martin | Daniel Dos Santos
DARK HORSE COMICS
Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty continue the story of Mal Reynolds and the crew of the Serenity in this all-new limited series set in the aftermath of the Serenity theatrical film!
Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ‘verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government-the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever. Meanwhile, everyone is asking the same question…
SERENITY VOL. 1: THOSE LEFT BEHIND
Joss Whedon | Brett Matthews | Will Conrad | Laura Martin | Adam Hughes
Dark Horse Comics, 96 Pages, Colour, Hardcover
The ragtag crew of Serenity—mercenaries, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute pursue fast cash and a little peace along the fringes of space. On a scavenger mission that promises a big payoff, they realize too late that they are being played by an old enemy with a grudge.
A new hardcover edition, featuring the extras previously only available in the limited deluxe edition!
Written by series creator Joss Whedon and show writer Brett Matthews!
SERENITY VOL. 2: BETTER DAYS AND OTHER STORIES
Joss Whedon | Jim Krueger | Brett Matthews | Patton Oswalt | Zack Whedon | Will Conrad | Patric Reynolds | Chris Samnee | Dave Stewart | Michelle Madsen | Julius Ohta | Jo Chen
Dark Horse Comics, 128 Pages, Colour, Hardcover
Serenity: Better Days, from Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews, follows everyone’s favorite space cowboys in an action-packed adventure, where the crew takes on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when someone is taken captive, the gang must put aside their enduring differences and work together, at the risk of losing their cash prize.
Joss Whedon is joined by a great roster of writers including comedian Patton Oswalt, Dr. Horrible and The Shepherd’s Tale cowriter Zack Whedon, and Jim Krueger (Avengers/Invaders) in this special expanded edition, making a complete hardcover Serenity library to match The Shepherd’s Tale and Those Left Behind!
For the first time in hardcover: the miniseries Serenity: Better Days, the short stories Serenity: The Other Half and the previously uncollected Serenity: Downtime, and the one-shot Serenity: Float Out!
All-star writers! Joss Whedon! Zack Whedon! Patton Oswalt! Jim Krueger!
SERENITY: THE SHEPHERD’S TALE
Joss Whedon | Zack Whedon | Chris Samnee | Dave Stewart | Steve Morris
Dark Horse Comics, 56 Pages, Colour, Hardcover
One of Serenity’s greatest mysteries is finally revealed in Shepherd’s Tale, filling in the life of one of the show’s most beloved characters–Shepherd Book!
Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book’s past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Terminator, Fringe) and Chris Samnee (Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Daredevil). A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, Shepherd’s Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right!
Shepherd Book’s past finally revealed!
Dark Horse has sold over 125,000 copies of the original Serenity trade paperback!
SERENITY: THOSE LEFT BEHIND
Joss Whedon | Brett Matthews | Will Conrad | Adam Hughes
Dark Horse Comics, 80 Pages, Colour
Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and scribe of Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men, unveils a previously unknown chapter in the lives of his favorite band of space brigands in this comics prequel of the Serenity feature filmóthe big-budget follow-up to Whedon’s cult-hit TV show Firefly.
Penned by Whedon and Brett Matthews, who wrote several episodes of Firefly as well as Dark Horse’s final Angel comics series and the animated Chronicles of Riddick feature “Dark Fury,” Serenity follows a ship full of mercenaries, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute in their pursuit for fast cash and a little peace along the fringes of space. The ragtag crew of Serenity take on a scavenger mission with the hopes of earning enough dough to disappear for a while. Only too late do they realize the whole gig is orchestrated by an old enemy eager to remake their acquainitance with the help of some covert-operatives known only as the Blue Gloves.
Artist Will Conrad (Marvel’s Elektra and Witches) and colorist Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men and The Ultimates) paint a rough and wild world of adventure across a strange and dangerous universe, in this not-to-be-missed tale straight from the brain of pop-culture mastermind Joss Whedon!
SERENITY: BETTER DAYS
Joss Whedon | Brett Matthews | Will Conrad | Michelle Madsen | Jo Chen
Dark Horse Comics, 80 Pages, Colour
Serenity: Better Days follows everyone’s favorite space cowboys in a thrilling, action-packed adventure, where Mal and his crew take on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when one of Serenity’s crew is taken captive and tortured, the gang must put their enduring differences aside and work together to save one of their own, even if it may mean losing the cash prize of a lifetime.
Joss Whedon returns to the world of his blockbuster film Serenity, reuniting with Brett Matthews and Will Conrad, his collaborators on the bestselling 2005 series Those Left Behind.
Collects Serenity: Better Days #1-3.