The Firefly/ Serenity Verse is so beloved, yet it is only composed of 14 television episodes, a movie, and a few comics. Most of the science fantasy properties that have a massive and loyal following like Firefly are made up of dozens of episodes, movies, books, comics, video games and toys.
No, us browcoats are clearly drew the short straw. That’s why I get really excited when I discover even the smallest crumb of Firefly lore.
Somehow I had no idea that Joss Whedon created a single issue web comic for Dark Horse Comics to publish on their MySpace page.
The story is titled The Other Half. It’s scripted by Jim Krueger, drawn by Will Conrad, and it is up on Dark Horse’s MySpace page for free; no login required.
The Other Half is a short action sequence featuring Mal, Zoe, Jayne, Simon, and River escaping a mess of Reavers after you guessed it, a job didn’t go as planned.
The script is tight and the art is energetic. The story feels like the final act of a full episode, like you just started watching after the last commercial break.
It’s not particularly deep, moving or funny, but it does inch the plot of the mythology forward just a tiny bit in its final pages.
If you love Firefly, it’s a steal $0.00 and well-worth five minutes of your time.
The Other Half (MySpace) (I can’t remember the last time I was on MySpace)