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(Serenity #2.3)

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Described by writer Zack Whedon as a "slice-of-life, day-on-the-ship story," the comic depicts the crew of Serenity stranded on an icy planet in the middle of a storm after a heist. Zoe and Wash enjoy their time together, while Inara and Kaylee fantasize about food and complain to Mal about it, and Jayne approaches Simon about a burning sensation after a night in a brothel ...more
ebook, 9 pages
Published November 11th 2010 by Dark Horse Comics

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Now that is what I am talking about! It's not an entire episode but its exactly what we have come to know and love about the crew. Sometimes you get to know everything and other times its the not knowing which makes the loving happen. Seriously. Book and River have always stood out but now even Simon's getting in on the action. Priceless.
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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God, I love Wash!
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Hilarious and thoughtful
Alexia Moon
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love slice of life and this comic book is just that! A couple pages of life at Serenity and can I tell you how much I love River? haha :)
This is definitely one of the better short issues of the Serenity series by Dark Horse. The artwork is more stylized than some of the prettier stuff like you see in the first two volumes but it seems to fit the story pretty well. And FINALLY the humor is there like I expect out of a Firefly story. I honestly found the humor pretty flat in most of the others (The Other Half and Float Out to be specific) but the emotional conenction was spot on in Downtime. It's essentially just a short scene that ...more
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it
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Set somewhere within/after the show but before the events of Serenity. This is an incredibly short comic (9 pages wut) which didn't give enough time to go deeper and explore anything new out of our characters.
Julie Gazca
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Has to be one of my favorite issues of Serenity! I love River Tam, and that's all I'm going to say!
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Finally a decent story! I loved it, wish it was longer.
NOW I'm sad to see it end; Hopefully another comic.
Andrew Crouthamel
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The more Firefly the better.
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
*snort* Jayne with a venereal disease...
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
Interesting, short, funny, not much here or given away, really. Worth the search and the quick read.
Alysha DeShaé
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
River is awesome! :-D
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Not much of a story...
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May 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hee hee hee. River.
Aug 22, 2012 rated it liked it
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Like a deleted scene, almost.
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Zack Whedon (born August 14, 1979) is an American screenwriter ('Deadwood', 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' and 'Fringe') and Comic Book writer ('Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories', 'Terminator: 2029 to 1984' and Firefly/serenity's 'The Shepherd's Tale').

He graduated in 2002 with a film degree from Wesleyan University where he served as president of the Eclectic Society. Zack is from a fam

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