Review: Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #1
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Dan McDaid and Vincenzo Federici
Colorist: Marcelo Costa
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Reviewer: Tony Farina
It’s The End Of The First-Ever Firefly Event – And Now Everything Changes! Shocking losses lead to stunning decisions as Mal and the crew of Serenity must face the consequences of their choices in war against the Blue Sun Corporation. The ‘Verse is changing in ways no one ever expected – and a new chapter of Firefly begins here.
Firefly Blue Sun Rising #1 finds Dan McDaid back in the ‘Verse. That is always a good thing. I am partial to him on this Boom stuff because he brought me to the dance. It doesn’t mean the rest of the artists are bad. In fact, their amazing work and Pak’s pitch perfect dialogue is what saved it. Still, I love the way McDaid draws Mal and Wash best. They look just like I think they should.
More of his zingers are on display here. He really does a bang up job making the characters sound real. There is never anything they say that I would not want believe to be coming out of that character’s mouth. He just has a way with words that the ‘Verse needs. Without the jokes, it is just a bunch of dirty pirates for whom we can never root. What fun is that? NO fun at all.
Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #1 has all of the problems that the entire series has. It is a bit of mess and we are supposed to care about characters for no real reason. Kaylee’s love triangle was just not good. The most powerful force in the ‘Verse was a spectator for this whole run. It just didn’t work at all. Then, that ending was…well…Meh.
Firefly: Blue Sun Rising #1 wraps up this run on the series. It is clear they can bring this version of the ‘Verse back if they want, but I don’t know if they should. It has been amazing to have Wash and Book on the crew, except, they are not really in these issues. The point of changing the story was to bring them back, but then, they were hardly in it. I respect what Pak has done here, but I am THRILLED to be moving on.