4.27.2006

Review: Those Left Behind and Fray



Serenity: Those Left Behind and Fray by Joss Whedon

I had to check out these two graphic novels when I saw Whedon's name attached - the man who created Buffy, Angel, and Firefly (three of my fave shows ever).

Serenity was the shorter of the two novels, but it was great to see the characters I so love again - this takes place between the series and the movie. The return of a past character, and the explanation for Book's exit from the ship are included - as well as razzle dazzle drawings of our heroes.

I heart Mal, and I loved getting to see him in comic book form. :-)

Fray is Joss' vision of a Slayer, several hundred years into the future. Fray is a scrappy "grabber" who works in a dark, evil world...until her "watcher" comes and tells her about vampires and the legacy she is about to inherit. I had more trouble following this novel, and getting my head around the fact there is no Buffy in it. ;-) Still, I liked the illustration of Fray, and it was an interesting read.

If Joss pens it, I'll read it. Recommmended!

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