by Joss Whedon, Zach Whedon, Brett Matthews, Patton Oswalt, Will Conrad, and Chris Samnee
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Content: There is graphic violence and some mild swearing. It’s in the graphic novel section of the bookstore.
First off: I had one of those experiences when I first picked this up where you get a bit into the book an think you’ve read it before. Turns out: I had (at least the first two stories in this collection). Oh, well. Such is the memory these days.
There has been an uptick in Firefly books that have been coming into the bookstore lately, a few graphic novels and some novelizations. (People have been buying them, too!) Which got me thinking: it’s been a while since I delved into Firefly wold. I stumbled across these legacy volumes (there’s a volume 2 as well, which I need to read) and picked them up: I figured it was as good a way to visit this universe as angry.
It a collection of seven graphic novels that picks up when the series left off (a couple are set after the movie) detailing what happens next. And there are few that give a backstory: The Shepherd’s Tale, which details Book’s backstory,was probably my favorite of the bunch, not only because it was interesting to learn what Whedon imagined for Book, but because it was cleverly told and drawn.
There’s nothing super significant to say about the rest of them, though: if you like Firefly, and you wish there was more of it, then this collection is probably for you. (That said, I really liked it, overall.)