Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in The Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters - Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he... show more
One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in The Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters - Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew, how did he become one of their most trusted allies, and how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book's past are uncovered in this original hardcover graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Terminator, Fringe) and Chris Samnee (Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Daredevil) . A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, The Shepherd's Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right.
Publish date: November 24th 2010
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
Series: Serenity (#3)
Finally fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly are given some of the back history to character Shepherd Book. We learn what made the man who was so well train in arsenals and be a man of the cloth. The artwork is probably the best thing about this volume of Serenity. The background story was medio...
For some reason, this book is told in reverse order. At first, it makes you think Book was Alliance all along. Then you find out that before that, he was a Browncoat and infiltrated the Alliance and brought them their worst-ever defeat. Because of that, to me it felt like it negated the Firefly epis...
Excellent story well told, fills in all the blanks as promised. But I had to take off a star because the artist cannot draw faces. Half of the people here are featureless, and canon characters are only recognizable by clothes and context. This book, and Shepherd Book, deserved better.
I'm not a comics fan. A friend of mine is, and swears it's as deserving of being considered an art form as text or film. I remain unconvinced, but keep my prejudices in mind--if you are a lover of the form, you may like this more than I did. (Or perhaps less, if as a fan of graphic novels you have a...
too short - FAR too short.