Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #2 Firefly Class 03-K64
Written by Zack Whedon
Pencils by Georges Jeanty
Inks by Karl Story
Colors by Laura Martin
Letters by Michael Heisler
Covers by Dan Dos Santos, and Georges Jeanty with Karl Story & Laura Martin Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: February 26, 2014
Cover Price: $3.50
The second installment of Serenity: Leaves On The Wind, written by Zack Whedon with art by Georges Jeanty, sets the stage for the overall plotline in this comic book arc. It introduces a new enemy to be reviled, as Commander Rodgers replaces The Operative from the movie and appears to be more of a military resource then an Agent assassin. Though at the moment, Rodgers doesn’t appear to have a better plan than his predecessor.
The real excitement in this installment is the return of everyone’s favorite bounty hunter since Boba Fett: Jubile Early. Complete with his cool red armor and peculiar speech patterns, Jubile Early demonstrates why he is the most formidable enemy the Serenity crew encountered during Firefly‘s all too brief run on television. If there is any disappointment to be found it is in the fact that Jubile’s plan hasn’t changed at all either. You can argue that his technique is successful but over all, Serenity isn’t showing us anything new. Same evil government, same evil plan, rehash best villain.
Enter Bea and The New Resistance.
Bea represents an obvious and much-needed ally for the crew of the Serenity, and the first two issues suggest that they may have significant support on the streets of the core worlds. This is the new ground Firefly fans have been hungering for. This is the opportunity to expand the ‘Verse and supply our heroes with the help they need to keep flying. The first issue of the story arc explains that the New Resistance isn’t interested in Malcolm Reynolds joining them. They want him to lead them.
I don’t think there is a Firefly fan in the ‘Verse who wouldn’t want to see Reynolds with an army behind him. This represents the promise of this story arc. Each fan hoping to watch Malcolm Reynolds and the Serenity crew go from fugitives to folk heroes to legends.
Serenity: Leaves On The Wind #2 provides the new Resistance with a setback and places Bea in the obvious position of new crew member to Serenity. I suspect Bea will prove to be invaluable as the story rolls on, starting with the second incursion of Jubile Early.