Review: Firefly #29
[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Simona Di Gianfelice
Colorist: Francesco Segala
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Reviewer: Tony Farina
THE NEW ERA OF FIREFLY CONTINUES!
The crew of Serenity need to go where the Alliance can’t reach them.
And that one place may be The-Earth-That-Was, a strange world filled with ancient artifacts, a new civilization and…maybe some semblance of hope.
Well, if Captain Kaylee and Captain Mal can somehow get along…
Firefly #29 features Jayne Cobb at his Jayne Cobbiest. Greedy, stupid and stumbling around wreaking havoc. It is pretty fun. I know, people die. People Earth people. That is crazy right? Earth that was and the crew of Serenity in the same book!? That should make people act a certain way right? No. Not Jayne. It’s good to know some things in the ‘Verse never change. Pak was smart to finally let Jayne off the leash. I hope he continues.
The art team here once again kills it. Because we are not in the ‘Verse as we knew it, the whole look has changed. The characters look the same, but the newly healed Earth is clean and green. I love it. It makes so much sense. They are always telling stories in this series by just creating a livable setting. Science Fiction works when the little details are reasonable. We can deal with spaceships and Reavers if people act like people and planets look how they should. Simona Di Gianfelice and Francesco Segala have some kind of crazy mind meld where they just know how to compliment each other perfectly. If someone said this was colored by the artist, I would believe it. It is just perfectly done.
They might be trying a bit too hard with the Washbot story line. I mean, it is a clever way to have Wash back in the story, but because he is a bot, we don’t have to worry about losing him again; well not really. Zoe’s attachment to him seems unrealistic even with how much Emma loves him. It is fine, for now, but just barely.
Firefly #29 is pretty solid. I do enjoy this whole adventure with Kaylee in charge. Sure, we are missing some of the crew, but at least the story is staying with just this team. We are not pinballing around the ‘Verse and that allows this story to take root. The feels keep being hit and Pak’s dialogue is top notch. I am ready to see what happens next. Things are looking shiny.