Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3 opens with the fractured mind of River Tam as she dreams of the facility that broke her and turned her into a dangerous weapon. She realizes through her visions that she is not the only one that has been damaged in this way and feels compelled to lead the crew of the Serenity on a mission to rescue them. Things are not all good on the ship, however. With Zoe and her baby captured by the Alliance and more mouths to feed than food on the ship, Mal is worried. Things get even worse when it is discovered that an old foe is aboard the ship, and out for River Tam and revenge.
This series is getting better and better. Zack Whedon continues to prove that he is capable of pleasing the fans of his brother’s accidental Sci-fi empire. Lets face it; cowboy outlaws in space speaking Chinese while dealing with their memories of a Galactic Civil War isn’t the more serious topic. Somehow, Zack Whedon continues to make the storyline compelling and serious, while still keeping the puns and wordplay that made Firefly so popular after its cancellation. Georges Jeanty has a solid grasp of the character’s expressions and makes them easily identifiable. The stark images of River’s memories are disturbing, and made even more so by the steady ink work of Karl Story and the color work of Laura Martin.
For fans of Firefly, or those who never really got into the story before its unfortunate demise, I highly recommend you go get this series. I find myself delighted when a new issue comes out each month, and I hope the run will prove successful enough for the series to continue indefinitely.