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Zack Whedon

Autor(a) de Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale

28+ Works 2,510 Membros 97 Críticas 1 Favorited

About the Author

Zachary Adam Whedon was born on August 14, 1979. He is a screenwriter and comic book writer. Screnwriting runs in Zachary Whedon's family. Both his grandfather John Whedon and father Tom Whedon were screen writers. Even his brother Jed was in the same business. Zachary graduated in 2002 with a film mostrar mais degree from Wesleyan University. Zachary Whedon's first professional work in television was as a production assistant on his brother Joss' series Angel. He joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as an assistant to executive producer David Milch for the first two seasons. He also became a writer for the third and final season in 2006 when he co-wrote the episode "Amateur Night" with writer's assistant Nick Towne. Whedon and the writing staff were nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Drama Series at the February 2007 ceremony for their work on the third season. In Jan 2014, Dark Horse Comics released Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, a six-issue comic book series written by Whedon with art by Georges Jeanty that continues the story of brother Joss's cult television show Firefly, and its subsequent film adaptation Serenity. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Séries

Obras por Zack Whedon

Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale (2010) 1,090 exemplares, 50 críticas
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (2014) 539 exemplares, 25 críticas
Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories (2010) 498 exemplares, 19 críticas
Firefly: Legacy Edition Book One (2012) 92 exemplares
Firefly: Legacy Edition Book Two (2019) 61 exemplares
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 (2014) 43 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dr. Horrible #1 (2010) 27 exemplares, 1 crítica
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2 (2014) 22 exemplares
Serenity: Downtime 20 exemplares
Terminator: 2029 to 1984 (The Terminator) (2011) 19 exemplares, 1 crítica
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3 (2014) 18 exemplares
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #4 (2014) 16 exemplares
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 (2014) 14 exemplares
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6 (2014) 12 exemplares

Associated Works

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog [Videorecording] (2008) — Writer — 248 exemplares, 4 críticas
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Shattered Hope (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares, 1 crítica
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 3 (2009) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
MySpace Dark Horse Presents Volume 4 (2009) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1979-07-14
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Educação
Wesleyan University
Ocupações
screenwriter
Relações
Whedon, Joss (brother)
Clark, Eliza (spouse)

Membros

Críticas

Let me put it this way--if you don't care about continuity errors, coherency, or actual ANSWERS to who Shepard Book was...this is fine. Too much of what is in the book does not mesh with what we learned in the series (or movie). Much as how the opening of Serenity (the movie) completely ret'conned how River got out of the Institute, this book tried to give us an alternative to how Book became Book. Sadly it just didn't make sense.
 
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lexilewords | 49 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
A very solid story documenting the fallout from the Serenity film.
 
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zot79 | 24 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |
This was pretty OK. The art was a bit primitive and the only Firefly character in it for more than a page or two (obviously) was Book, but it worked. The interesting convention of starting with the end of Book's life and working backward was effective. Telling the same story forward, it would be more difficult for the reader to identify with the character, because we mostly know him from his latter days. I'm glad his story has been told, however briefly (and still somewhat cryptically).
 
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zot79 | 49 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |
This is a comic that is purely aimed at those of us who loved Firefly and Serenity and always wanted to know what Shepherd Book's back story was.   It used to be available on Kindle, which i managed to get, but for some reason only the expensive hard back is now available.

While this comic goes through Book's earlier life, it does so in such a way that is just totally messy and disjointed.   I can't understand how anyone could sit down and think that this was a good way to tell Book's story.   It starts at the end, where Book gets killed on Haven, and then keeps jumping back in time a few years at a time, but each jump is so harsh and disjointed it just leaves you having to go back over things several times to try and make some sense out of it.

To be fair, i would normally put a book this bad on "The Bookshelf of Infamy", but as a total Firefly and Serenity fan looking at the only thing that tells of Shepherd Book's past, albeit in a really badly presented way, i'm willing to spare it that utter shame and give it a hairline pass with 2 stars -- but that's an only just scraped into the bottom of 2 stars.

The annoying thing is that the Whedon's obviously know how popular Shepherd Book was and how much everyone wanted to know more about his past.   Shepherd Book fully deserved a full length novel.   Even if the Whedon's couldn't be bothered to write it themselves, they could at least have just dumped all their notes onto a really good writer and let them have at it.

Shepherd Book deserved better!!!
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5t4n5 | 49 outras críticas | Aug 9, 2023 |

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Obras
28
Also by
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Membros
2,510
Popularidade
#10,230
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
97
ISBN
24
Línguas
4
Marcado como favorito
1

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