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May 28 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5. It's the penultimate part of Zack Whedon's tale.

Interesting. Looks like this is leading to a re-start of the war and taking down the Alliance. Or trying to.
I saw that each issue is 32 pages which would mean the trade should be at least 192 pages but the hardcover is listed 152 pages what's is with that?
Mine hasn't been delivered yet, can't wait for the third act.
I saw that each issue is 32 pages which would mean the trade should be at least 192 pages but the hardcover is listed 152 pages what's is with that?

The 32 page count includes the letter column, previews for other comics, etc., which will not be in the trade. There are 22 pages of actual story per issue, which works out to 110 pages. I haven't seen the solicitation for the trade but I'm thinking it will probably include the "Float Out" one-shot which serves as a prequel for this series.
Would they do that though, AndrewCrossett? If I recall right, "Float Out" is in the Better Days and Other Stories collection. Would they include it in two collections? Maybe they'll do something like "A Brief History of the Verse, Circa 2516 A.D.", several pages of history for the 'Verse included in Those Left Behind.
I didn't know "Float Out" had been collected... I only have the original softcover edition of Better Days. I dunno... after the cover gallery and a few pages of sketches, I guess it will be a surprise what else is in it.
Each comic is 24 pages if we count both covers, which works out to 144 pages of content; they usually include the covers in these things. That leaves eight pages for the title page, copyright page, etc.

It's extremely unlikely that the hardcover would include "Float Out" since it's already in the second hardcover.

They might include "It's Never Easy," the short story from Dark Horse's 2012 Free Comic Book Day offering. But it runs eleven pages (including the cover) so unless they up the page count or leave the covers out, it probably won't fit in 152 pages.

ETA: I just looked the "Leaves on the Wind" hardcover up on Amazon, and the cover art shown is from the FCBD book, so it might include that story after all. Woudln't be surprised if they boosted the page count up to 160 in that case.

[ edited by pacer on 2014-05-29 05:34 ]
Trades usually contain the intro letter and also have some artist drawings at the end. There also usually two pages dedicated to other comics from Dark Horse so I think Pacer is pretty much right. The hardcover doesn't say there will be any other stories and maybe the cover that is shown on the Amazon page is just a space holder. Thanks all.
I mis-counted the number of issues in the miniseries... at 6 issues plus front matter, cover gallery and a couple pages of sketches, 152 pages seems about right.

Wow... considering how well this comic is selling, there's very little discussion of the story. I wonder why?

[ edited by AndrewCrossett on 2014-05-29 14:15 ]
For my part, I have some complaints but I want to keep things as positive as possible, so I stay mum. Also, I haven't read this issue yet (as I'm abroad at the moment).
Wow... considering how well this comic is selling, there's very little discussion of the story. I wonder why?

My personal feeling on the matter is that the heavily-serialized nature of this particular miniseries really doesn't lend itself well to discussion while its release is still in-progress (imo 'twould be like critiquing the final points of a novel when you haven't read the ending yet.) I chalk it up to good universe-building; the 'Verse seems to gobble up comic book pages like termites in a paper factory - never mind the time/page count necessary to portray trivial things like plot.
"That was not a good death." - good line. Actually I think this was the best issue so far. Dunno how they are going to wrap it all next issue. Feels like the opening chapter of something a whole lot bigger.
Yes, it seems like they have an awful lot of story left to tell in just one issue.

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