Week 15 2014 | Part 1 | Comic Reviews

By: Cynthia Ayala

A review of the latest in comics. This piece features a review of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3 that takes place 9 months after the film exploring River’s past and the groups latest struggle and Earth 2 #22, reviewing why this issue in particular is exceptional to the series.

serenity3Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3

Part 3

Zoe has been kidnapped and arrested to treason after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl.  Now it’s up to the crew of Firefly to restock and retrieve their friend.  And as River wakes from her self-induced sleep, the darkness from her past reveals something that can help them.  There are more like her, more children who are skilled like River who have had their brains sliced up like herself.

Now it’s up to this team to make a determination: get more like River or risk taking on the law and rescuing Zoe by themselves.

This was a thrilling issue and this story arc is a great continuation of the Firefly series.  The pace within the issue moves steadily but it keeps the reader on their toes as they discover secret after secret.  This team of smuggles have been thrown into the roles of heroes and they take it seriously.  No longer do they do anything just for themselves, but instead they seek to show the galaxy the horrors that the Alliance has done in it’s claim for peace and unity.  They are seekers of the truth and are willing to do whatever it takes to do reveal the truth.  This issue highlighted that perfectly.

After the events of the movie and the loss of their friend and pilot, they have discovered that there are more secrets the government is hiding, more horrors that still need to be revealed.  And after Zoe has been kidnapped, the teams rage has truly been unleashed.  These are not guys you want to get mad because when push comes to shove, they will do whatever it takes to win.

Isn’t that exciting!  Can’t wait to see what happens next.




Earth 2 #22_resizeEarth 2 #22

The Kryptonian Part 2

This is an amazing comic series.  Superman is evil, hopefully everyone know that by now.  He is the new son of Darkside.  Figuratively, and very possessive of his role as the only Kryptonian alive.  It’s obvious that his character feels threatened by the fact that there is another like him, threatened that Darkside will replace him.  Readers can only imagine what horrors Darkside did to him in order to make him subservient to him.  This is Superman after all.

Lois Lane is also Red Tornado, which makes things even more complex in the world of comics.  Why?  In the past Red Tornado was the traitor, and considering she is the fearless Reporter always seeking the truth and good, but her husband is working for the bad guys now, so there is the risk that she will want to be with him, thus making her turn traitor.

Obviously readers can hope for the best.  Superman seems to have returned to some of his senses when he saw him on the last pages on this issue.

Everything this comic has is the fact that it is so different than anything we have had before.  The world is darker than the Earth 1 storyline, and the heroes are incredibly different.  With all of that put together, readers are able to see a what if world and a dark and evil Superman in action.  We have heroes here totally reinvented, like Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and Dr. Fate for example, and teammates that are slowly fighting a battle that seems impossible to win.

It’s just an amazing story arc that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.




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