The Beginning of the End of the Beginning (2009) Rockne S. O’Bannon, Kieth R.A. Decandido, Tommy Patterson
To be honest, Michael and I are both still unsure how we feel about this first volume. It was interesting, and the writer did a good job with the feel of the characters. The art was okay, but it wasn’t as good as the characterization; Chiana in particular seemed a little off–I think it was the color. She looks far more black and white in the comic, whereas in the show I felt she was bluish. It wasn’t anything big, it just felt a little off to me is all.
So. The story.
After the deaths of so many, everyone now wants to go home–and for Chrichton and Aeryn, they have to find a home. First to head home is Rygel. After contacting one of his wives, he is now plotting a return home and the overthrow of the usurper who stole his throne.
I thought the story of Rygel’s return home felt very much as it would have happened in the show. And although I liked part of Aeryn’s struggle to deal with motherhood, I was very disappointed in the resolution–it was entirely to simply and trite, and I felt it did a disservice both to Aeryn and the struggle of motherhood in general.
I also wish we would have spent more time with Pilot, who was always one of my favorite characters.
Overall, it fit in with the previous Farscape story lines, however, just like those show story lines, it was a bumpy ride.
If you watched the show, you’ll probably want to check out the comic.
If you didn’t watch the show, DO NOT START HERE. You totally won’t get any of it.