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Best Sequential Art Ever (This Week): Georges Jeanty and Jamie McKelvie

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The comic book, animation, illustration, pinup, mashup, fan art and design communities are generating amazing artwork of myriad styles and tastes, all of which ends up on the Internet and filtered into ComicsAlliance’s Best Art Ever (This Week). These images convey senses of mood and character — not to mention artistic skill — but comic books are specifically a medium of sequential narratives, and great sequential art has to be both beautiful (totally subjective!) and clear in its storytelling (not so subjective!). The words and the pictures need to work together to tell the story and create whatever tone, emotion and indeed world the story requires. The contributions of every person on a creative team, from the writer to the artist(s) to the letterers, are necessary to achieving a great page of sequential storytelling.

It is the special nature of comic books that we’re celebrating in this recurring feature: Best Sequential Art Ever (This Week).

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A Recap of Every ‘Serenity’ Comic (So Far)

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Though Buffy has legions of fans, and The Avengers is the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, many would argue that Joss Whedon’s greatest contribution to nerd culture is the Serenity universe. A moving sci-fi/western with equal parts darkness, humor, and heart, even cancellation couldn’t kill it. After the Serenity movie finished up the tale that Firefly never got a chance to finish, Dark Horse started sporadically publishing comics to bridge the gap, and loyal Browncoats have been lapping them up ever since. Now a new mini-series will be picking up the story after the movie, the six-issue Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon and Georges Jeanty, and it’s looking like this will be the last Serenity comic with a Whedon in the writer’s credit for quite some time. With that in mind, here’s a look at all the Serenity comics so far, how they fit into the timeline, and the leftover secrets from Firefly that they reveal. Fair warning: if you’ve only seen Firefly and the movie, this article will spoil your face off. And if you’ve never even seen Firefly, a) why are you even bothering with this article and b) for Christ’s sake go watch it right now!

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Joss Whedon’s Brother Zack To Write ‘Serenity’ Mini-Series For Dark Horse

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer came back as a comic, so why not Firefly?

Dark Horse Comics must have wondered the same thing, because that's exactly what's happening. The first issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind is set for release January 29. It'll be written by Zack Whedon, brother of Joss Whedon and an accomplished screenwriter in his own right, and art will be by Georges Jeanty, who Whedonites will remember from the Buffy comics.

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Link Ink: ‘Korra’ Cosplayers Go ‘Gangnam Style,’ Cyber Force Success And The ‘Lone Wolf And Cub’ Arcade Game

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Video: South Korean pop star Psy and his equestrian style dance moves have inspired some intrepid The Legend of Korra cosplayers to kick it Gangnam Style.

Crowdfunding: Top Cow's Cyber Force Kickstarter has successfully raised its goal of $75,000 for the creation and distribution of free issu

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You Can Now Watch Joss Whedon Get Verklempt: SDCC’s ‘Firefly’ Panel Is Online [Video]

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It's been ten years since Firefly debuted on our screens, meaning that it's been nine years since we've been angry at Fox for robbing us of our chance to see Mal, Wash et al being Han Solo-esque rogues on our screens on a regular basis. At this year's San Diego

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Adam WarRock Drops ‘Browncoats’ Rap Mixtape in Honor of ‘Firefly’ [Music]

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Just a few short weeks after the release of My New Warriors Mixtape, nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock has announced another collection of new songs based on one of the geek community's most beloved institutions: Firefly, the short-lived sci-fi western television series (and spin-off feature film) created by Joss Whedon. Titled The Browncoats Mixtape, the record is produced by kHill of The ThoughtCriminals using only samples from the Firefly and Serenity scores and features cove

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Link Ink: New Batman Game Hinted at by Web Domains?, Another Rurouni Kenshin Anime Announced and Wacom’s Official Tablet Stylus

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Gaming: Warner Bros. has registered domain names for BatmanImpostors.com, BatmanRedHoods.com and BatmanHushGame.com for an unspecified, but possibly videogame-related purpose (It has nothing to do with Sunsoft's 1989 Batman movie game for the NES). Hmmmm...

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The 1966 Batmobile and Serenity Spaceship As Lego ‘Boxcars’

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Here at ComicsAlliance, we've mentioned our love of Lego pretty often, especially Angus MacClane's "CubeDude" building style that lends itself so perfectly to stylized versions of super-heroes. Now, builder Reasonably Clever Chris is attempting to add hi

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Never Enough Time: ‘Serenity: Float Out One-Shot’

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The following review contains SPOILERS for the television series "Firefly" and the film "Serenity," so in case you've desperately been avoiding finding out about the events of those works but still decided to read a review of a comic book sequel, consider yourself duly warned.

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Is ‘Firefly’ Pilot Wash a Secret Fraggle?

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It's funny, the connections a Fraggle can trigger. Just last night as I sat down catch up on some sci-fi drama "Fringe" style, a few pieces of info from some of my favorite ComicsAlliance posts collided, resulting in an epiphany of sorts: Wash of "Firefly" and "Serenity" looks just like Wembley Fraggle

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