Browncoats (fans of Joss Whedon’s short-lived TV show “Firefly” and its feature film follow-up “Serenity”) have had reason to rejoice since Dark Horse Comics announced that the adventures of Captain Malcolm Reynolds and Co. will continue with a new six-issue comic series, “Serenity: Leaves on the Wind.” What makes this even sweeter for fans is the choice of writer for the series: television scribe Zack Whedon… Also known as Joss’ little brother.
Most of the previously published Firefly/Serenity comics, including those scripted by Zack, focused on backstory, or events that occurred between the TV show and the film. “Leaves on the Wind” will be the first series to pick up the action right where “Serenity” left off. It commences roughly 39 weeks after the Serenity crew managed to give the big bad guys of the Alliance a sizeable butt-kicking, with a very pregnant Zoe (widow of lovably eccentric pilot Wash) triggering the crux of the story.
“The birth is imminent in the first issue,” Zack Whedon told MTV News when we caught up with him by phone. “The difficulties of childbirth sort of forced them to step out into the world a little bit when they’ve been trying to hide out and fly under the radar and not be seen or heard from, but because of Zoe and her pregnancy they’re forced to abandon that idea.”