Saturday, February 6, 2010

Serenity: Better Days

Title: Serenity: Better Days
Author: Joss Whedon
Genre: Graphic Novel
Page Count: 80
Why I read it: graphic novel challenge
Grade: B

Serenity: Better Days follows everyone's favorite space cowboys in a thrilling, action-packed adventure, where Mal and his crew take on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when one of Serenity's crew is taken captive and tortured, the gang must put their enduring differences aside and work together to save one of their own, even if it means losing the cash prize of a lifetime! Joss Whedon returns to the world of his blockbuster film Serenity, reuniting with Brett Matthews and Will Conrad, his collaborators on the bestselling 2005 series Those Left Behind.

My review:
Ahh, Firefly, how I miss you.  These serenity graphic novels are good, but they're certainly no replacement for Firefly.  Reading one of these graphic novels is like watching an episode, in that there's humor and it's fun, but without the awesomeness that the actors brought to the show.

Better Days was a little bit confusing, in that I kept wondering exactly what was going on.  It jumped around a little bit, and I sometimes couldn't figure out who some of the people were supposed to be, or where they came from.  Still, it's a little piece of the Firefly world, and I'll take whatever I can get.  I would recommend this if you are Joss Whedon or Firefly fans.  But first, read Serenity Vol. 1: Those Left Behind.


  1. My copy just arrived yesterday and I'll looking forward to it this evening. Really miss Firefly as well - a damned good show!

  2. i have to check this out and see if it is any different than my comic books of the same name. miss firefly too. the show was the best.