To say I'm looking forward to Serenity
, the movie based on Joss Whedon's short-lived but brilliant series Firefly
is a bit of an understatement. (If you're not watching Friday's at 6 p.m. CST on SciFi, why not?!? Or better yet, just buy the box set...trust me, it's worth it).
One of the many marketing tie-ins is a three-part comic book mini-series from Dark Horse comics that will bridge the gap from the end of the series to the movie. Now, I've been scouring local comic shops to find these because as you may know, I'm a fan of all things Whedon and I really wanted to have the opportunity to read this story before I plunk down my eight bucks to see the movie. I was having a frustrating time finding any of the issues. Part of this, I'd like to chalk up to the popularity of Firefly
and say it's good vibes for a great opening for the movie and maybe many more movies to come. But I have to wonder if part of it isn't the comic book tactic of having not one but three covers for each issue--each one featuring a different member of the cast. At times in my search, I had to wonder--is it because they have three covers that I can't find even just one issue with any cover so I can just read and enjoy the story?!?
Well, my frustration came to an end last evening when I wandered into the Great Escape and found they had copies of issues 1 and 2 in. And for each issue, they had the covers featuring the characters I wanted (pictured above). So, I was happy to pick them up, take them home and dive into the story. And let me just say this--it's good stuff. It's written by Whedon, so it has a very Firefly
-like feel to it. Good stuff and it only makes me that much more excited to see the movie at the end of September.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/24/2005 07:40:00 AM