Review – Serenity / Star Wars Free Comic Book Day Edition

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 5th, 2012) is Free Comic Book Day and Dark Horse is pulling out all the stops. For the rock bottom price of free you can get this awesome Star Wars and Serenity comic. Both of which are written by the amazing Zack Whedon. Two epic space stories in one comic, could it get any better?

Serenity

Script: Zack Whedon
Pencils and Inks: Fábio Moon
Colors: Cris Peter
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover: Daniel Dos Santos
Executive Producer: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse

Captain Tightpants is in a predicament. They seem to follow him wherever he goes. This one however is not his fault. Even though this issue is short, it manages to embody everything we love about Firefly/Serenity. A bad guy wants Serenity, Mal states that under no circumstances will this happen, but unfortunately for Mal the bad guy has other plans. Enter River, some serious ass kicking and you’ve got yourself a winner. This is a must have for fans and with it being free there is no goram reason to not get it!

We also have a story of Han and Chewbacca on a one-off trip in the galaxy.

Star Wars: The Art of The Bad Deal

Script: Zack Whedon
Pencils: Davide Fabbri
Inks: Christian Dalla Vecchia
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Michael David Thomas
Cover Art: Adam Hughes
Published By: Dark Horse

The legendary duo pair up for fans in this special freebie. It’s a short sweet bit of what Han is always about, the score and knowing how and when to play a bluff. In his latest deal he proves that sketchy jobs are just part of the fun in space and no one messes with his ship. It’s a fun issue but you do get the feeling that spending so many years in space in this environment might cause some hard friction between people. We see a bit of that shine through in how Chewie and Han engage through the pages and see it’s almost like an old couple bickering over each dispute that pops up.

As a freebie it’s a great treat that can apply to all ages, Chewie fans will no doubt enjoy how much panel time he gets throughout the story and the action scenes that pair with him. Grab it while you can tomorrow even if you’re only a mild fan of these books.

Review – Buffy The Vampire Slayer / The Guild Free Comic Book Day Edition

In honor of Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 5th, 2012) Dark Horse is offering a bunch of free goodies. One of which is a Buffy The Vampire Slayer/The Guild comic. Each mini-story is a stand alone and with a price tag of free there is no excuse not to pick one up! As an extra added bonus the end of the comic also features a sneak-peek of Caitlìn R. Kiernan’s Alabaster: Part 2.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: In Space No One Can Hear You Slay

Script: Andrew Chambliss
Pencils: Georges Jeanty
Inks: Dexter Vines
Colors: Michelle Madsen
Cover: Georges Jeanty and Michelle Madsen
Created By: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse

Buffy, in desperate need of a vacation is convinced by Spike to join him and his bug crew for a “spacecation”. While for most a vacation involving a peroxided vampire and his extra-large insects may not seem ideal, for Buffy, it’s just par for the course. All is not good during her space travels though, when it comes to light that bugs may not be immune to zompire attacks. An Alienesque bug anytime would be no fun but trapped on a spaceship with one may be even worse!

The Guild: Beach’d

Story: Felicia Day
Art: Johnathan Case
Cover: Adam Rex
Letters: Nate Piekos of Blambot
Published By: Dark Horse

The second half of the comic is The Guild: Beach’d. The Guildies regular hangout, Cheesy Beards, has closed, turning their world upside down and creating a lot of strife between The Guild. They all make suggestions (most of them anyway, Tink thinks they should just stop meeting altogether) but they can’t agree on anything. As a solution, war amongst them breaks out and the last man standing gets to pick the new location. After some intense battle it’s decided that the next meeting will be held at the beach! This of course doesn’t make everyone happy (Codex is covered head to toe) and they all make a mess of things in a way that only The Guild crew could. In the end though they find a solution that appeases everyone and it’s a guarantee that nobody has ever seen anything like it at the beach!