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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1

(Leaves On the Wind #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,589 ratings  ·  82 reviews
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 . . . ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 29th 2014 by Dark Horse Comics
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May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
I want to start this review by saying how much Firefly has meant to me. Firefly was the third Joss Whedon show that I became obsessed with. When it reached it's untimely end, I was so sad. When we got our movie Serenity, I was ecstatic and loved every second of it, even the sad moments. When I heard the story was going to fly on through comics once more I was jumping up and down with excitement.

I have realized over my time of reading comic books that I do not enjoy the introduction issue very m
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic
Very quick read, i think that if I am going to read graphic books like this, I am going to need to have a set of them to go through all at once. I found it a little frustrating to settle down to read and be all over in 10 minutes.

The quality of the story is fine, I am not sure yet on how to review comics other than how well the story flowed, what the images did for me and if I felt anything for the characters.
So with that said, I was happy with the artwork, easy to look at and not overpowering.
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
The little one shot story at the end was the best. The rest of it... it's hard to review some of these titles sometimes because the artwork by Jeanty is just so bad. You spend so much time trying to puzzle out which awful likeness is which character. Is it Mal? Is it Angel? Is it Spike? Is it Wash? ...more
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great set-up for a longer story in the comic Serenity series. Whereas the shorter stories - though pretty cool in their own right - kept on balancing on the verge of milking the characters in small sidelines of minor importance, this volume seems to be a start of something new.
Storywise, not much has been told, but a lot of promises were made as to were the series is heading.

This is an exciting start.
Lucy Takeda
Aug 16, 2020 rated it liked it
It was nice to visit with the gang. However, although the characters looked great on the cover, I had to double-check to figure out who was who in the pages. River looked very wrong to me.
The universe has been alerted by the actions of Mai’s crew. Everyone is out to find them; some to turn them in for a reward, some to recruit them. Hiding out is becoming a problem, with a lack of pay for food.
Jan 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is about the only comic full-stop that maintains the show's tone, action, and humor. This was the only one where I felt I was still in the world. ...more
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very solid continuation of the series, both narratively and emotionally.
Dec 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Before we get into the meat of the review, let's acknowledge what has to be said whenever a new piece of media is released for this franchise. A little over ten years ago one of television's greatest mistakes occured when Joss Whedon's sci-fi show Firefly was cancelled after only one season. The sheer fact that there is still a franchise to speak of is a testament to the world Joss created, but also to the cult fanbase that now follows every step it takes. And now there's a fresh addition to the ...more
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Perfect. A great story and a perfect continuation of the 'verse we all know a love. ...more
Big Nick
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book.
Melissa Noël
Taking place eight months after the movie, Leaves on the Wind starts off with several new subplots happening in the 'Verse. Zoe gives birth to her and Wash's daughter, Emma, while tearing out our hearts with the phrase "leaf on the wind" once more. Meanwhile, Alliance supporters are doing everything in their power to deny the truth about Miranda and the creation of the Reavers. Former Browncoats are teaming up to try and find Mal before the Alliance can. The icing on the cake is the return of a ...more
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am unwilling to go thru marking all the issues and I do not understand why GR doesn't list the compilation version. so let's just take this review as for all them.

it's both great to see what happens after Serenity and depressing because does this mean they've given up on a film sequel? it's also weird because a lot of lines are kind of. ..reworked lines or similar to lines they've already said in the show/film. which... make up new dialogue, guys. come on. but it does help keep consistency of
Joseph Gagnon
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics-i-ve-read
So, I read this first issue twice ... fuck you Joss Zack Whedon, just ... fuck you. Why did we have to see Washburne's death all over again? You're such a jerk. *sniffle* I fuckin' love Jayne. I am glad he's back. He'll probably get the money AND back on the crew.

I am glad the baby is fine ... but internal bleeding? That can't be good. The hospital trick isn't going to be easy to pull--especially with all these hunters on their tail. I love the political aspect of the story going on in the back
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gap-year
The "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" comic series takes place eight months after the events of the feature film "Serenity". I have been excited to read this series because viewers of "Firefly" can finally see all the exciting places Joss wanted to take the series.

I thought this first issue was pretty good and functions as a good set-up for events to come. The feel of reading it, however, seems a little different to me than "Serenity: Those Left Behind", perhaps because while "Those Left Behind" w
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Graphic novels/comics is never a medium I'm going to be comfortable reading but the temptation to find out what happens next to the crew of Serenity is too great.

Looks like we're about eight months down the line from where Serenity the movie left off... and the characters are about where i expected them to be.

Mal/Inara - we all knew it was coming but I can't help wishing we'd even able to see it play out on screen. I've always loved Simon/Kaylee and though there wasn't much of them in this edi
Christine (Padfoot's Library)
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This picks up right after Serenity. I really miss the show so it is nice to have this to see old characters again. I have missed everyone so much. It is interesting that the events that took place at the end of Serenity are now being spun to be a lie and once again, Mal and his team on are "on the run". I liked the set up for the rest of the comics to follow. I was also happy to see characters I did not think I would see again! I am excited for the next one. But can I just say, the title "Leave ...more
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big Firefly/Serenity fan and while I'm not big on comic books, I'm really happy they are continuing this story. Personally I think it's a story worth telling and any fan of the series will be delighted to own this. A true addition to the collection. The cover art is pretty great, but the actual comic isn't as detailed or refined. I do applaud the artist for the likeness of the characters and the amazing colour palette used. The story has many point of views and it's easy to differentiate b ...more
Jan 31, 2014 rated it liked it
It was interesting to see this interpretation of what would have happened next in the Serenity 'verse, but that's all I can really see this as - an interpretation. Despite the fact it was written by Zack Whedon, I can't see this story as canon. The characters seemed a bit off, and the plot didn't seem to fit the charming yet threatening world of Firefly. The one thing I did really like about this story was the fact that it begins with the people thinking that what happened on Miranda is only a c ...more
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Milan Pohl
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The script is excellent, the voices of characters just perfect. My only minor gripe is the art - I feel Will Conrad's or Chris Samnee's illustrations from previous Serenity comics fit the 'verse better than Georges Jeanty's artwork (which sometimes doesn't seem to capture the actor's likenesses so well). Nonetheless, the official comics continuation of Serenity, covering the events after the movie, is a must-read for all and every Firefly fans. ...more
Apr 05, 2014 rated it liked it
I was excited to learn that they were going to pick up the Serenity storyline after the events of the movie. The story is great, but the art is not. I have difficulties trying to figure out which character is which because sometimes I can't tell. It's bad.

Mal and the crew have gone into hiding. Many people are looking for them - some good, some bad. Zoe is about to have her baby and still coming to terms with the death of Walsh at the end of the Serenity movie.
S.E. Doster
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a phenomenal read! The comic picks up where the movie(Serenity)leaves off, but still gives enough information that allows any reader to follow the story even if they aren't familiar with the Firefly or Serenity. Zack Whedon gives us dialogue that is spot on for each character, and it's so easy to feel like this is an a new episode Firefly that unfolds in our hands. Whether you read comics or not, this is definitely a must read for any Firefly fan. ...more
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the Fire Fly series and was sorry to see it cancelled. This graphic novel is a good continuation of the story after the final movie, Serenity. The ending promises more graphic novels to follow.

I like that this is a true graphic novel in that one needs to not only read the text, but look at the pictures for the full story. Both are need to be a good graphic novel. I missed part of the story until I reread several pages and re-examined one of the pictures.
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, comics
I'm finally getting more of the story, I love it. It's still in the Whedon family and its going well. So far, no real complaints. The art bugged me in a couple of spots but mostly it was all fun. I was just bummed it was so short. Might have to wait until it comes out in trades before I pick it up again. ...more
Nikki (nikkitheknack's In the Stacks)
It's really good to see how the crew's doing after Serenity.

There were moments that hit me right where it hurts the most, and there were moments that made me laugh because I love the characters and can picture them saying some of the lines.

I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to seeing how this story unfolds.
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's so nice to be back in the 'verse! Zack Whedon & team did a great job catching us up on what had been happening since the end of Serenity, and this issue painted a pretty clear picture of what state all of the characters are in. And of course, this issue also thrusts the crew of Serenity back into trouble to save one of their own. I'm looking forward to the next one! ...more
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
Oh Serenity, how I've missed you! So excited to have new stories coming out of the 'Verse and this does not disappoint! We pick up some months after the movie left off. Some very interesting things happen and some pretty moving things too. I totally cried while reading this. Can't wait to see where the rest of this series goes! ...more
Ryan Mishap
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
Hell yes, a stellar entry in the on-going saga that retains the feel of the show. I've read the first four so far and this is a very good story. The parallels to our world are cogent, bringing to mind Wikileaks and government's reactions, protest and resistance movements and the powerful's responses, and more.

Excellent, really.
Kirsten Bailey
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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