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Leaves on the Wind

(Serenity #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  4,773 ratings  ·  531 reviews
In the film Serenity, outlaw Malcolm Reynolds and his crew revealed to the entire ’verse the crimes against humanity undertaken by the sinister Alliance government. In this official follow-up, circumstances force the crew to come out of hiding, and one of their own is captured, setting them on another mission of rescue and resistance...

Collects the six-issue miniseries and
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published November 5th 2014 by Dark Horse Books
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Scott It contains 6 issues of a single story arc, but it is the 4th collected volume of Serenity stories. You can read more about it here:

It contains 6 issues of a single story arc, but it is the 4th collected volume of Serenity stories. You can read more about it here:

But be warned, there might be some spoilers on that page if you haven't seen the Firefly tv series or watched the Serenity movie.(less)

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Sarah Churchill
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Love. This. So. Much.
I feel like I've just watched a top secret, long forgotten episode of Firefly. Following on from the Serenity movie and the previous graphic novel volumes, this story has the substance, style and humour that I loved from the series. I didn't want it to end, and if the next installment follows suit I'll be a very happy browncoat.

If they hadn't added that random little story at the end of the book (both unnecessary and terrible artwork in my opinion) this book would have bee
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
I am a leaf on the wind.

First reaction? A sequel to the movie serenity? Woooohoooo!

But after reading the story, I found myself a bit confused. Something (view spoiler) was missing.

Captain Reynolds and his crew are most wanted individuals in the galaxy. Hunted by alliance because of the "Miranda incident" and sought by resistance for his leadership. Finally, both parties find their own trackers.

Resistance hires Jayne and alliance hires Jubel.

Wait... Jubel, from seaso
Dec 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Not a bad extension of the TV series/movie, but it is missing something. I can't quite place my finger on it, but I think it probably has something to do with missing the actors. They provided so much of the life of the show that just seeing the characters as flat words and pictures on paper isn't quite the same. Still, it wasn't disappointing, and it felt like it belonged with the rest of Firefly and Serenity. ...more
Crystal Starr Light
Bullet Review:

Absolutely fantastic! Some of the Serenity comics have been iffy with me, but this one is just as superb as the TV series.

Only problem is that it is six issues and not a continuing series.
Let's get one thing straight: if I were only going off my love of Firefly and these characters, this would just straight up get five stars. And as it is, it was a really, really fun visit back to the 'verse, but it wasn't perfect. Georges Jeanty's art was gorgeous and really captured the characters in some panels, and in others they just looked . . . wonky.

Part of me also ate up every character or reference that popped up again from the series or the movie, particularly (view spoiler)
Montzalee Wittmann
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (Serenity #4) by Zack Whedon is what my Firefly and Serenity groupie self has been waiting for! For those Firefly and Serenity fans out there, this is your book! This book takes place AFTER the Serenity movie! That's right, we get to know what happens after since no one made a film or restarted the series despite the thousands of fans that wanted more! The pictures are realistic too. Just look at that cover! The pictures are big, not small like a regular graphic nov ...more
Liz Janet
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing

And the tears keep streaming down my faaaceeee..... and no one will be able to....fiixxxxxx meeeee........

We have sort of reached the end, so far I hope, and all I want to do is cry, we are at par with the film, and that is a depressing sight. I was so angry with what happened here, because I never expected that to happen to my favourite kick-butt, but it did, and I am happy of how it ended, well sort of, I am still bitter about some things, some very obvious things.

I feel the pain in my gut.

Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This just made me so happy
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was such a superb continuation after Serenity that I am in absolute awe. Zack Whedon, you are a god among men.

***Like always, if you have not watched the TV show, and ESPECIALLY the movie Serenity, there will be spoilers. As for the book, you are spoiler free***

This isn't just a volume that was produced for the sake of continuing on a popular franchise and rake in the cash (thought that's probably a big upside). At least that isn't what it feels like. This story line is so well put together
GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)

3.5 if I could.

The other firefly/Serenity comics mostly filled in some gaps with back stories and what not. This one, however, pushes the story forward from where we left off with the movie.

I guess the worst part about reading this comic is that I am left wanting more!! I miss this universe, I miss these characters. I would love to see this story take a page from the Buffy comics and continue on with further 'seasons'.

This comic proves that there are still stories that need to be told!

Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Leaves in the wind takes place right after the movie and I expected it to be more or less epilog.Instead it starts new story arc so we can expect volume 5 some time in the future.

As huge Firefly fan I am satisfied with comic so far. Writing is for the most part just as good as, I do miss actors ad how the portray their characters, cast was one of big reason show and the movie where so good but since we won't get any more of that I will be happy with more comics.

Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fantastic job kicking off this book: you think The Alliance got its ass handed to them by our intrepid bandits? Just watch how easily the forked-tongue propagandists slide a little snake oil in your breakfast and make you doubt your very eyes.

Rest of the book isn't quite that...inspired, and they let the premise drop. Rest is breezy fun with a dollop of melancholy:

Return of a few old characters and subplots.

Dealing with the remains of the crew and the lingering pain of losing some favourites.
Marla Haasz
Close to 4 stars, but not quite there. Art was a bit slack towards the end of each issue, the story got a bit dragged and nonsensical in the middle, but it was a very satisfying conclusion and cliffhanger. I was just so excited to see most of my favourite characters from my favourite show, all reunited and cute and stuff.
Rather disappointing story about Malcolm and his crew post events in Serenity (the movie). The artwork is subpar and the story feels slapped together with little thought about character or continuity.

Decidedly not something I would recommend to a fan of the series.
Jesse A
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
Minus 1 star bc I strongly disliked the art. Just another Firefly story. Not great.
I really wanted to like this more given that Firefly is probably my favourite television series, but the book wasn't quite as strong as I thought it'd be even though it started off fairly well. I read this in single issues, and it kept me hooked enough to read all six, but it was mostly underwhelming and the artwork was weak as well. ...more
Ming Wei
Big fan of the Serenity Graphic Novel series, excellent art work
colleen the convivial curmudgeon
Picking up several months after the events of Serenity, we find the crew somewhat changed in circumstances.

Of course, some things never change, and Mal & Co are trying to law low and keep off the radar, forsaking jobs and money in the doing so, while the Alliance is looking for them, claiming Miranda was a hoax.

A group of New Resistance is also looking for them, wanting to install Mal as a leader to the cause - because that'll go over well.

We see some familiar faces, including Jubal Early and t
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Takes place after the movie. Very close to watching the tv show, with good dialog. Somehow Joss Whedon's artists in Serenity and Buffy have trouble drawing people (not X-men) (except for the covers). This is actually volume 4. I don't know why I haven't picked up the other 3. And it seems like the story is not over. Just bring back the tv show already.

Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sf, naffic-grovel
Great to move on from filling in gaps left by the cancellation of the TV series and instead see what happens following the events of the film Serenity - and also answer a question I had regarding River's fellow abused genius school kids i.e what happened to them... ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the first post-Serenity story I've read, so I was a little nervous about where the plot would go. I'm a little tired of Jubal Early, but I know they only had a small amount of connective tissue to carry over from the show. Overall, I thought the story was pretty good!

I realize it's a personal preference (no offense meant to Georges Jeanty, I know art is subjective), but I kept noticing how disproportionate some of the characters heads were. Mostly Inara, but sometimes other characters,
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Watch How I Soar Firefly is one of my all-time favourite tv shows, mostly because Joss Whedon somehow managed to create characters I adore. Every single one of the band of misfits aboard the Serenity feels like a friend, which is why I treasure every chance I get to spend more time with them.
This comic, collecting six issues, picks up shortly after the movie Serenity and reads like a proper mini-series. The information about Miranda was released, but the Alliance is powerful and won't topple ea
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Leaves on the Wind is longer than previous Serenity comics so enough time was given to develop a deeper plot as well as reintroducing old characters and adding new ones.

Story-wise, it's darker and more serious. There is a cautiously optimistic undertone in terms of relationship upgrades but not a lot of focus was placed on these in favor of advancing the plot regarding the Alliance experiment on River as well as their never-ending chase of Mal and his crew.

It's a welcome addition to the comic bo
Robert Davis
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I noticed a funny little detail when I saw a character reading a book, (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I wanted to like this better than I did. While the chapter cover art was fantastic, I didn't think the interior art was as strong and I couldn't always easily tell who was who. I though the writers nailed most of the characters pretty well, especially Mal and Jayne, but in other places it didn't quite ring true. I also got lost a couple of times with the plot. Some flashbacks occurred that weren't well set up. Worth a read for Serenity fans. ...more
Lisa Wolf
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Loved, loved, loved. That's about all I have to say. Seeing Mal and the crew again made me really happy, but it's not just nostalgia. Serenity: Leaves on the Wind tells a new story set after the events of the movie Serenity, and it's just terrific. Action, heart, humor, and dialogue that's true to the characters we know and love. If you're a fan, you'll need to read this. ...more
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
Read in one sitting. Awesome.
Yes, your favorite (surviving) characters are here, in full form. Some of it may be pandering to the fans who miss the show... but we're not complaining! It's what we wanted: more of the story after Serenity left off. Great job.
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars, 16 fist pumps and a happy dance.
If you wished for a sequel to the movie, wish no longer, my friend. This continued the story in a swell fashion and ended with the possibility of more.
"I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar." <3 ...more
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Best book of the series, giving that continuation to the movie.
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