As with many of Mal‘s plans, sneaking into a secret Alliance facility to rescue others like River Tam who were taken to be programmed into unstoppable killing machines gets the captain, Jayne, and their new friends in quite a bit of trouble when the scientist unleashes his prize possession against the intruders.
Featuring quite a bit of action and death as Browncoats go down to both the Alliance soldiers and the assassin, while the Operative finishes off another member of his ilk, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 also offers a short flashback to “Out of Gas” as Mal dusts off the big red button to save the lives of himself and his crew one more time (and offers a nice cameo of Wash).
With only one issue remaining, and Zoe still locked in an Alliance prison somewhere, the Alliance has finally made Mal Reynolds angry enough to join the fight as both he and Bea discover just how many of the Browncoats the Alliance has killed. Worth a look.
[Dark Horse, $3.50]