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Farscape Vol. 4: Tangled Roots (Farscape - Graphic Novels & Comics #4)

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The acclaimed science fiction series FARSCAPE continues here, written by the show’s creator, Rockne S. O’Bannon.

Aeryn Sun meets up with a Sebacean sect to discover her origins, while Crichton and Chiana track down their latest tormenter. But when Aeryn uncovers an unsettling truth, the future of science-fiction’s favorite couple hangs in the balance. Written by FARSCAPE cr
Paperback, 112 pages
Published June 7th 2011 by BOOM! Studios (first published 2010)
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Dec 23, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it
Tangled Roots is the next in the continuation of the main Farscape storyline, and like the other graphic novels reads like an episode of the show.

The writing of the series continues to be excellent and fitting. But that's to be expected with series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon and seasoned Farscape writer Keith R.A. DeCandido involved. John and Aeryn continue to search for an answer as to why their son has these strange abilities and who is trying to kill him. They and the rest of Moya's crew make
Nov 18, 2013 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While John and Chiana are off trying to hunt down the mercenary going after Deke, Aeryn's search for the cause of the mutation in her son leads her to Sebacean religious sect where she meets someone she never thought she'd see again and learns something interesting about her origins. Like the rest of the comics so far, this reads just like an episode of the TV series, true to the characters and never boring. The scenes with Jothee and Sikozu had me laughing my ass off.
Jan 21, 2010 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Comic and farscape fans, sci-fi fans, romance fans
Continuing where the previous left off Aeryn now knowing she is the reason their son stops time something like that she sets out on her own to find a reason for it. While John takes the knowledge of the tracker from the previous volume to find who his employer is.

The best laid plans are all for nothing and the lives go forward. We learn a bit about a fallen comrade (I use that loosely) Chianna finds true love and explains the difference and they still don't get any closer to solving their proble
This comic splits into three different storylines.

The first is on Moya where Sikozu and Jothee square off in a game of Tadek. Not much happens (it's not the main storyline).

The second is on the planet Liantac, which is basically like Vegas. John and Chiana travel there to seek out Roiin, the red-eyed assassin who is after Deke.

The third is on Prybella, a planet populated by peaceful Sebaceans who follow the way of Yemahl. Most of the Sebaceans are Jjaal-Sebacean, which is the "purest" form of t
After the heavy Crichton focus of Gone and Back, this volume took the reader into the emotional states of Aeryn and Chiana. Chiana continues to struggle in the wake of D'Argo's death, while Aeryn's evolution from a stoic Peacekeeper to a nuanced, complicated individual continues. It is a satisfying volume, although the C-story featuring a never-ending strategy game between Jothee and Sikozu is not as diverting on the page as it probably would have been onscreen.
I re-read all of these in the summer while blitzkrieging for a game. I still find myself feeling about the same for the Farscape franchize comics/graphic novels as I ever did. They are sometimes well written, but the art is really sad (because I just love the show and actors so much). Some of the stories meander too much, and Aeryn's ending still gets to me in a way where I don't absolutely agree that's where she should have ended up. But it was a fun summer reread.
Sean Endymion
Feb 07, 2014 Sean Endymion rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Art is looking consistently good now, after the not-so-great start. Story this time around was good, but a little awkward -- this new business about pure-blood Sebacean is meaningless to me (though the multi-volume story arc necessitates it), but the backstory into Crais' family is a nice touch. Honestly, one of the most interesting plot arcs here is the development of the friendship/rivalry between Sikozu and Jothee...
Sarah Crawford
Jan 21, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The title is very apropos for this fourth book in the Farscape series. Aeryn wants to go to her home planet and find out about her background. She finds out what group of Sebacean's she belongs to and she also finds betrayal. John, meanwhile, is going after the would-be assassin that has been following them. One of the crew, though, gets too involved in the effort.

Another very food story. All of the first four books have been quite good and fit into the Farscape mythos quite well.
Feb 21, 2013 Samuel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This one really feels like Farscape to me. An earlier story, "Strange Detractors" with the anthropomorphic viruses, I thought was like some of the worst episodes of the show; but this one feels like the show in its prime, an episode leading up to a huge three-parter. I hope the next ones live up to that.
Chris Miller
A faithful continuation of the Farscape series! But not merely faithful, these comics are like really good episodes from the series =)
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Rockne S. O'Bannon is a television producer and writer. He is the creator of the science fiction movie Alien Nation, television shows seaQuest DSV, The Triangle and Farscape. He is married with one daughter and two sons - all three children adopted from Russia. He resides in California, USA.[citation needed]

O'Bannon grew up in a home influenced by the film industry. The son of a gaffer, he was sur
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Other Books in the Series

Farscape - Graphic Novels & Comics (8 books)
  • Farscape Vol. 1: The Beginning of the End of the Beginning
  • Farscape Vol. 2: Strange Detractors
  • Farscape Vol. 3:  Gone and Back
  • Farscape Vol. 5: Red Sky At Morning
  • Farscape Vol. 6: Compulsions
  • Farscape Vol. 7: The War for the Uncharted Territories
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