Serenity Volume 1: Those Left Behind (Paperback)

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By Joss Whedon (Created by), Will Conrad, Brett Matthews (Illustrator)
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"Did I just read a comic book or watch an episode of Firefly?" That is the question you will be asking yourselv after reading this graphic novel. If you are a fan of Joss Whedon's cult TV show Firefly at all you will absolutely love this book. While reading, you can almost hear the voices of Mal and his crew causing trouble. It has everything that you would want from an episode of Firefly, even the cursing in Chinese! I can not recommend this enough, if you love the show like I do, or just enjoy a very well crafted graphic novel. If you get a chance to read this, take it. You won't be disappointed.

— Zach


Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and scribe of Marvel's Astonishing X-Men, unveils a previously unknown chapter in the lives of his favorite band of space brigands in this comics prequel of the Serenity feature filmóthe big-budget follow-up to Whedon's cult-hit TV show Firefly.

Penned by Whedon and Brett Matthews, who wrote several episodes of Firefly as well as Dark Horse's final Angel comics series and the animated Chronicles of Riddick feature "Dark Fury," Serenity follows a ship full of mercenaries, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute in their pursuit for fast cash and a little peace along the fringes of space. The ragtag crew of Serenity take on a scavenger mission with the hopes of earning enough dough to disappear for a while. Only too late do they realize the whole gig is orchestrated by an old enemy eager to remake their acquainitance with the help of some covert-operatives known only as the Blue Gloves.

Artist Will Conrad (Marvel's Elektra and Witches) and colorist Laura Martin (Astonishing X-Men and The Ultimates) paint a rough and wild world of adventure across a strange and dangerous universe, in this not-to-be-missed tale straight from the brain of pop-culture mastermind Joss Whedon!

About the Author

Joss Whedon was born in New York City in 1964. He started out as a staff writer for the 1990s sitcom Roseanne and worked on films, including Toy Story. In 1992 he penned the script for a film, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and when the TV version starring Sarah Michelle Gellar took off in 1997, Whedon had his big break—with its female action heroine, Buffy, became a huge hit. Whedon wrote hundreds of episodes for Buffy and its spin-off Angel, and was nominated for Emmy and Hugo awards for his work. Whedon has come to enjoy a cult following. The author lives in Santa Monica, California.

Will Conrad is a comic book artist, penciller, inker, and cover artist. Conrad is known for Angel & Faith, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Conan, Kull, and Serenity. 

Brett Matthews is a television writer and producer best known for his work on The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. He also wrote two comic book prequels in the Serenity franchise: Serenity: Those Left Behind and Serenity: Better Days. 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781593074494
ISBN-10: 1593074492
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: January 24th, 2006
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Serenity (Dark Horse)

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