Review of Firefly: Legacy Edition Vol. 2 by Joss Whedon

The Ballad of Serenity

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don’t care, I’m still free
You can’t take the sky from me.

Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain’t comin’ back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can’t take the sky from me.

Leave the men where they lay
They’ll never see another day
Lost my soul, lost my dream
You can’t take the sky from me.

I feel the black reaching out
I hear its song without a doubt
I still hear and I still see
That you can’t take the sky from me.

Lost my love, lost my land
Lost the last place I could stand 
There’s no place I can be
Since I’ve found Serenity

And you can’t take the sky from me. 


About

The official follow-up to the critically acclaimed hit film Serenity, that sees the band of space outlaws scattered to the far ends of the universe, on the run from the Alliance

From the heart of the Whedonverse comes the next chapter of Firefly! Picking up where the critically acclaimed film Serenity left off, the ‘Verse is on the brink of war, and Captain Mal and his crew are on the run from the Alliance and an old, unstoppable foe. Babies are born, friends are lost, and there’s a new sheriff in town to lead the Browncoats into battle. With the crew scattered to the far ends of the ‘Verse, it’ll take quite a gamble to pull them back together . . . but when the chips are down, never bet against Captain Malcolm Reynolds!

Contains: 
  *   Leaves on the Wind #1-6
  *   “The Warrior and the Wind”
  *   No Power in the ‘Verse #1-6

Stats

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Published February 12th 2019 by BOOM! Studios
  • ISBN1684153085 (ISBN13: 9781684153084)
  • Edition Language English

My Thoughts

There is not enough western space opera in this world. It is an odd mash-up, but it works so well. Firefly, and by extension the movie Serenity caused a cultural sensation and one of the most gigantic disappointments in nerdom. After one season, Firefly was summarily canceled and the nerd community at large gasped their shock. Firefly, though only one season and excellent movie, has lived on in the hearts of millions of fans the world over.

This is why this book was so much fun for a die hard Firefly lover like myself. It is the excellent continuation of a story that needs to be told. Some of this was new material for me, other’s I have read before. Now it is all joined together in a perfect tidy package. All three plot lines are very good, although watch out for “The Warrior of the Wind.” That is a tear jerker. The art is fantastic, typical Whedon style. The art is a continuation of the TV show aesthetic. Which is completely welcome in my book.

If you are unfamiliar with Firefly and Serenity, it pays to go back and watch some of the shows beforehand. Starting this book from scratch is fine, but you will miss many of the subtle nuisances from the story. If you know all about the story, this is a must read.

Procurement

I checked this out from the library.

About the Author

Joss Whedon (born Joseph Hill Whedon) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film and television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, and actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures. 

He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)’, ‘Angel (1999–2004)’, ‘Firefly (2002)’ and its film follow-up ‘Serenity (2005)’, and ‘Dollhouse (2009–2010)’, as well as the web-series’ ‘Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008)’. Whedon co-wrote and produced the horror film ‘The Cabin in the Woods (2012)’, and wrote and directed the film adaptation of Marvel’s ‘The Avengers (2012)’, the third highest-grossing film of all time.

Many of Whedon’s projects have cult status and his work is notable for portraying strong female characters and a belief in equality.

8 comments

      1. I’ll be swinging by the shops tomorrow, so will have to check out the comic book shop, and hope they have it. I have Serenity both the graphic novel and DVD, along with the complete series. So yeah!

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