David M. Booher’s run on this series has been a revelation! Jayne has always seemed like an unlikely (anti)hero, but it’s been nice to see him featured extensively in this series. Extending the Cobb family to give him more nuance and context was well done and executed in a lovely fashion.
Simona Di Gianfelice’s closes out the run in grand fashion, with some incredibly emotional character beats and epic backdrops. The characters have so much “feeling” to them and while highly stylized, their body language feels very natural. The colorwork by Francesco Segala and Gloria Martinelli is beautiful as per yoosh, whether it’s depicting the coldness of space or the warmth of Inara’s shuttle. Jim Campbell’s excellent lettering is on full display here. I don’t want to give anything away, but the way he depicts static to break up a monologue is pretty awesome.
Overall, this is an amazing capper to a wonderful series. Despite its short run, it’s managed to transform a much-maligned character into someone new while respecting his trajectory throughout the years.
Creative Team: David M. Booher (writer), Simona Di Gianfelice (art), Francesco Segala, Gloria Martinelli (colorists), Jim Campbell (letterer)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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