Ah, Shepherd Book. The Serenity passenger everyone has wondered about since even before Jayne muttered, “One day you’re gonna tell us all how a preacher knows so damn much about crime.”
How long we Browncoats have waited to hear his story! And finally, we have it! Straight from the Whedons themselves, in the form of Joss and Zack, the long-awaited comic has arrived.
Now, one of Serenity’s greatest mysteries is finally revealed in 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, Shepherd’s Tale is also a rollicking, action-packed epic in its own right!
Serenity: The Shepherd’s Tale hit the shelves 3 November 2010. Check out your local comic store to purchase your copy.
If you like spoilers, SFX Blogger Laura McConnell looks at the graphic novel in which Shepherd Book, Serenity’s mystery man, finally gets his day in the sun. Read more at SFX BLOG Serenity: A Shepherd’s Tale [SPOILER WARNING]