Short and Tweet Review: Serenity: Better Days Graphic Novel by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, & Will Conrad

Title: Better Days
Author: Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Will Conrad
Series: Serenity #2.1
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 79
Format/Source: Paperback Graphic Novel/Library 
Age Group/Genre: Adult/Science Fiction

Serenity: Better Days follows everyone’s favorite space cowboys in a thrilling, action-packed adventure, where Mal and his crew take on a heist that promises a big payoff. But when one of Serenity’s crew is taken captive and tortured, the gang must put their enduring differences aside and work together to save one of their own, even if it means losing the cash prize of a lifetime!

Joss Whedon returns to the world of his blockbuster film Serenity, reuniting with Brett Matthews and Will Conrad, his collaborators on the bestselling 2005 series Those Left Behind. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

My friend Kate at Midnight Book Girl has this feature called Short and Tweet Reviews where she reviews books in 140 characters or less, like a tweet. With this graphic novel, I didn’t have many notes written, so I thought I’d write a Short and Tweet Review for it.

So here’s my Short and Tweet Review for Better Days:

I like the art & love seeing these characters again. Some of the writing was confusing, but that may have been my copy. Want to read more!

My rating for Better Days by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, and Will Conrad:

More like 3.5 stars. I’m not sure if the copy I borrowed from the library was missing pages or not, but it was pretty beat up and only had 79 pages, while Goodreads says it has 128 pages. That would explain my confusion.

Find it:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Dark Horse
Disclaimer:  I borrowed a copy of this book from my library.  I was in no way compensated for this review.


  1. Mariam S

    September 18, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I didn't know Joss Whedon authored a book!! Buffy is my absolute favorite teen show. it's so kick-butt and fierce without being callous. Would be interesting to see Joss's writing style. thanks for this! Also, I am running the Book Blog awards this year for the 2nd year in a row and wanted to let you know nominations are open until October 31st . There are 15 awards up for grabs this year. You may nominate your own blog or ask your readers to nominate you. Readers vote on November 15th.
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  2. Jessie Marie

    September 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Joss Whedon, eh? That's cool.

    I haven't told you this but I love your Graphic Novel month! If I had known sooner I would have jumped in with you. I haven't read a whole lot of graphic novels outside of those that I was assigned in school so I think it'd be a cool exploration. : )

    Also, the Short and Tweet reviews are great. Especially when you have to choose which grammatical sin to commit. ; )

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