Geoffrey Thorne is a professional writer and illustrator but not a professional reviewer. He never give negative reviews. If he doesn't like something he says nothing. Why be cruel?
I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE DOING THIS SINCE THE DAMNED SHOW WENT OFF THE AIR!
This not only apropos but it FITS!
Normally I'm not a big fan of fanfic because I feel it's sort of a waste of talent but, in this case, Mr. Mudron has single-handedly made the best argument for the return of Firefly to televison in animated form or, at the very least, a serious run of Firefly-related comics.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for some FANFIC.
But no! It's good fanfic! I mean, those of us crazy madcap quixotic fools who still can't accept that "Firefly" is pretty much over for good, we lowest of the low among geeks, we're pretty much in a special category when it comes to stuff like this. We just can't quite lay down and die. And now it looks like "Firefly" has found a new home on Modern Tales, with a series of fan-made comics that continue the adventures of Mal and his crew. "The Black" by Pan's Bill Mudron is so far the best--the lush, colourful artwork that Mudron's known for, along with a great likeness of the show's characters, illustrating an "origin" story that could easily have come from the show itself. If you still cry yourself to sleep wearing a silly Jayne hat and clutching a Kaylee doll (well, I know *I* do) this is like sweet, sweet candy.
... read it now!