Volume 3, The Shepherd's Tale / Joss and Zack Whedon ; Art: Chris Samnee ; Colors: Dave Stewart ; Letters: Michael Heisler

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One of Serenity's greatest mysteries is finally revealed in The Shepherd's Tale, filling in the life of one of the show's most beloved characters - Shepherd Book! Who was Book before meeting Mal and the rest of the Serenity crew? How did he become one of their most trusted allies? And how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Answers to these and more questions about Book's past are uncovered in this original graphic novel by rising stars Zack Whedon (Dr. Horrible, Terminator, Fringe) and Chris Samnee (Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps, Daredevil). A pivotal chapter in the ongoing Serenity saga, The Shepherd's Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right! Dark Horse's Serenity displays the key ingredients of the series in a substantial and entertaining way. - --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781621150794
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations)
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Additional Contributors: Samnee, Chris
Whedon, Zack


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Jun 27, 2016

I was always curious to find out more about the characters of Serenity/Firefly. This comic is probably one of the best from the series of graphic novels as it deals more with understanding the character. The narrative is also compelling as it tells the story backwards.

Oct 07, 2015

Awful. The one story I was curious about after watching the series and it is revealed in a cliched series of awkward flashbacks. I would have rather it remained a mystery.

Oct 28, 2013

Without question the best of the "Firefly" comic stories.

Jul 14, 2012

Shepherd Book's origin story, in flashbacks. I enjoyed it, though I wish it'd been a little longer.

Jun 28, 2012

Finally! The mystery of Shepherd Book is revealed!!! I was so excited for this and I loved it so much. It was so well written and I loved the way it moved backwards in time.

unbalancedbutfair May 14, 2012

It's well done. An interesting take on Shepard Book's origin. Although in some ways I prefer his origin to remain a mystery. It adds to the original series and the movie that way. But I was far from disappointed by the book. It is well done.


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