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Graphic Novel Review: Serenity #4 Leaves on the Wind with script by Zack Whedon

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind - Zack Whedon

Leaves on the Wind is the fourth Serenity graphic novel.  Leaves is set shortly after the events of the movie Serenity, and continues the story.  This is what sets it apart from the previous graphic novels.

 

One of the things that I enjoyed was the continuity of characterization.  Zoe is still a bad ass, Jayne is still gun-obsessed and mercenary, and he still has his cunning hat.  The artwork is another positive aspect, though it did not always feel consistent from panel to panel. 

 

The furthering of relationships was a welcome part of this story, though the depiction of their (ahem) relations does put this squarely in the "for adults" category.  Depictions of violence reinforce this categorization.

 

Along with the main Leaves on the Wind story, a "cover gallery" is included as well as a bonus short story "It's Never Easy."

 

An expanded review can be found on my WordPress based blog: http://wp.me/p5Tcfi-4R