Firefly: The Unification War Vol. 1

Firefly: The Unification War  Vol. 1

A new era of Firefly starts here, as the secret history of the Unification War is revealed at last!From Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers) comes a new era of Firefly, as the definitive story of the Unification War is told at last! Captain Malcolm Reynolds thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple heist goes wrong, he’s forced to confront it. With th...

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Title:Firefly: The Unification War Vol. 1
Author:Greg Pak
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Edition Language:English

Firefly: The Unification War Vol. 1 Reviews

  • TJ

    While I wish we were getting a continuation of where Dark Horse left off with the post-Serenity comics, this is possibly the next best thing we could have gotten. The writing is fun, and the art is SO stellar. Any fan of the tv show will love this one! The stakes are a little low since we know which characters survive the story because of the timeline, but it’s still a great story that fleshes out the world even further. 5/5 stars.

  • Dan

    There's a whole lotta misbehavin' as Serenity is forced to crash land and Mal & Zoe are hunted by Unificators for their crimes during the war. Meanwhile, the crew is hired by religious pilgrims to safely escort them to their holy site, but something doesn't seem right as the pilgrims enjoy the killing of bandits a little too much.

    Looking forward to Vol. 2!

  • Benji Glaab

    3.5🌟

    I've never watched firefly, but I always hear about it since there is such a cult like following. This isn't much of an origin story seems rather like it picks up somewhere in the middle of the stories timeline. The volume is full of laughs, enjoyable banter among the crew, daring adventure, and cinematic action sequences. I really enjoyed this universe, and all the characters.

    Pak has stirred up a flavourful tale. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up volume 2, and get to know this crew some more.

    3.5🌟

    I've never watched firefly, but I always hear about it since there is such a cult like following. This isn't much of an origin story seems rather like it picks up somewhere in the middle of the stories timeline. The volume is full of laughs, enjoyable banter among the crew, daring adventure, and cinematic action sequences. I really enjoyed this universe, and all the characters.

    Pak has stirred up a flavourful tale. I wouldn't hesitate to pick up volume 2, and get to know this crew some more. More adventure please. I'm sure the franchise of firefly will be the main draw for readers here, but I see the beginnings of a solid story for sure. Recommended for anyone that likes adventure comics, and firefly addicts.

  • Alexis

    Rounding up from 3.5/5.

    Good bones and excellent concept of filling in some of the gaps of Mal and Zoe's past. As usual, "protagonists" and "heroes" doesn't mean "saints" when it comes to this series, and this volume dives even deeper into that.

    The end is engaging and makes you want to pick up the next volume.

    The subplot of the job the crew gets into lost me a bit. Also, I thought there were points where the art was just slightly off, particularly in the depiction of Jayne.

    There was lots of fan

    Rounding up from 3.5/5.

    Good bones and excellent concept of filling in some of the gaps of Mal and Zoe's past. As usual, "protagonists" and "heroes" doesn't mean "saints" when it comes to this series, and this volume dives even deeper into that.

    The end is engaging and makes you want to pick up the next volume.

    The subplot of the job the crew gets into lost me a bit. Also, I thought there were points where the art was just slightly off, particularly in the depiction of Jayne.

    There was lots of fan service in this, almost too much. There were points where it seemed they were leaning on it a little hard, and some of the standout mannerisms of the crew came off a bit mimicked rather than organic.

    Still, good start to the series from a writer new to it, and hopefully he hit his stride in the next volume.

  • Elizabeth

    Thus starts a new era into the Firefly universe with Mal and company. We will, hopefully, get some long overdue answers, and plug some plot holes. This story arc covers mostly the backstory of Mal and Zoe, and how they came to be brown coats. What the Unification War really was and what their part was in it. In previous installments of the TV show, movie and comics we only get bright flashes in their backstories. Enough to know that Mal was respected rank of captain. The fought in many battles a

    Thus starts a new era into the Firefly universe with Mal and company. We will, hopefully, get some long overdue answers, and plug some plot holes. This story arc covers mostly the backstory of Mal and Zoe, and how they came to be brown coats. What the Unification War really was and what their part was in it. In previous installments of the TV show, movie and comics we only get bright flashes in their backstories. Enough to know that Mal was respected rank of captain. The fought in many battles and had to do questionable deeds. These deeds have created the characters that we love, warts and all. 

    The first installment of this series, issues 1-4, is charming and an exciting start to this story arc. Pak, nails the characters voices and the art is fantastically done. But, what is lacking a bit in this first four issue book is the expected depth. It's a bit too lighthearted for the deep material that is supposed to cover. The war that Mal and Zoe participated in fundamentally changed them as people. They killed people, wreaked atrocities in the name of their homeworlds. While there should be some light banter, this is Firefly, I am looking for more depth to the plot. I hope in the next book we get more into the backstory and it is a bit more serious.  

  • Rod Brown

    Greg Pak spins a tolerably passable Firefly yarn, with a few scenes I could imagine actually being in the original TV show. The likenesses aren't perfect, but the art has an appropriately gritty feel. I just wish the package weren't so slim, with just four complete issues and a whole lot of alternate covers.

  • Rick

    First off, I am a huge fan of the series (and the film). I really enjoyed the comics from Dark Horse and was really looking forward to this new series. But I ended up being a wee bit disappointed. Why? One, this new series ignores the stuff from the Dark Horse series. Different company. Different contributors. Creative license. It's certainly their prerogative. But I still found it frustrating. Second, while the art is on the whole good, there were some individual panels that were just awful, wi

    First off, I am a huge fan of the series (and the film). I really enjoyed the comics from Dark Horse and was really looking forward to this new series. But I ended up being a wee bit disappointed. Why? One, this new series ignores the stuff from the Dark Horse series. Different company. Different contributors. Creative license. It's certainly their prerogative. But I still found it frustrating. Second, while the art is on the whole good, there were some individual panels that were just awful, with weirdly disjointed postures or faces. But, as I said, for the most part it wasn't a problem. Third, I've read a lot of Greg Pak's work at other companies and have enjoyed it. So I had high expectations. Maybe he just hasn't gotten warmed up yet, but these first four issues felt a bit flat. The characters felt more like they were just spouting expected (cliched) comments instead of having individual voices. But overall I did enjoy it and I will be continuing with the series.

  • Cale

    Greg Pak nails the voices of the characters of Firefly, which I think is the most important thing to say. From the first page, I'm hearing all the dialog as if the actors are reading it, and it sounds perfectly in line with the universe of Firefly (which is good, because the art isn't quite as good at capturing the characters; they're recognizable, but... a bit off). And the story feels very true to the series as well - taking place between the series and the movie, an attack leaves Serenity gro

    Greg Pak nails the voices of the characters of Firefly, which I think is the most important thing to say. From the first page, I'm hearing all the dialog as if the actors are reading it, and it sounds perfectly in line with the universe of Firefly (which is good, because the art isn't quite as good at capturing the characters; they're recognizable, but... a bit off). And the story feels very true to the series as well - taking place between the series and the movie, an attack leaves Serenity grounded, and the business Mal dredges up to earn money for repairs..., well it goes about as badly as you might expect. Pilgrims of questionable faith and hunters of war criminals (or, as they're better known, browncoats) merge into an explosive story that has a whole lot of action supporting some brief glimpses back to the Unification war, even though that really isn't as primary a topic as the title of the book would hint. I would have rated it a little higher had the art been more on brand and had the ending actually provided any closure - it's very much a cliffhanger. But the story and the dialog are very good (although Zoe, Wash, Mal and newcomers carry most of the story - the rest of the crew have brief moments to shine, but spend most of the story in the background), and I look forward to reading more of it. Highly recommended to fans of the show; those who aren't familiar with the characters won't get nearly as much out of it, though.

  • Nicole

    3.5 stars. Pretty good start to the continuation of the series in comic format. It definitely has a lot of the spirit of the show and will make the best possible substitute for a TV series cut short far too soon. I'd certainly be interested in continuing my mourning of the show by getting further into this comic series, but I'm not sure anything will ever heal that wound..

    I liked all the extra bits at the end of the book. The script to page part was particularly interesting – especially if you'r

    3.5 stars. Pretty good start to the continuation of the series in comic format. It definitely has a lot of the spirit of the show and will make the best possible substitute for a TV series cut short far too soon. I'd certainly be interested in continuing my mourning of the show by getting further into this comic series, but I'm not sure anything will ever heal that wound..

    I liked all the extra bits at the end of the book. The script to page part was particularly interesting – especially if you're interested in the process of making comics.

  • Arielle Walker

    There's no place I can be

    Since I found Serenity

    (you can't take the sky from me)

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