Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6 opens with Zoe Washburn still in prison and waiting for rescue. After developing a reputation as the woman who can take you down, various groups in the prison plan to gang up on her. The crew of the Serenity head towards the prison, but not without consequences. Aboard the ship is the precious cargo of another girl who underwent the same treatment as River. Designed as a fighting machine, River and the others must keep her calm while they try to probe her memory for answers. Assassins about and questions unanswered, Issue #6 of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind focuses on old foes and new challenges.
Zack Whedon continues to carry on the family legacy of Browncoats and serious butt-kicking. Zoe’s character has grown into not just an amazing fighter, but also now shows her strength as a mother and the love that comes with that. River continues to peel away her own layers in order to save others. Mal Reynolds gets called out in this issue for his willingness to walk away, but not his ability to set aside the horrors of his past and the war. Georges Jeanty’s artwork continues to be a joy in the comic realm, with just enough style to make it stand out in a realm of standard art.
Firefly: Leaves on the Wind #6 continues to read like a season of Firefly. The comic series is allowing the characters of Firefly to express themselves and grow in more ways than a movie and a handful of episodes. Unlike so many comic series, Firefly: Leaves on the Wind continues to thrive.
Firefly : Leaves on the Wind #6 is available from Dark Horse Press June 25, 2014.