I have discovered today that there are Serenity books and comics. I have already seen the series and the movie.

  • Books
  • Comics
  • Series
  • Movie

What is the correct order to read the full material?

  • I think since you watched the show and movie first, you were watching correctly in terms of avoiding spoilers, as the written canon is mostly backstory or side stories. To watch/read them all in canon-chronological order though, check out this link. There may be tiny inconsistencies that im not aware of though, so ill leave it to someone else to give a more authoritative answer.
    – Dpeif
    Sep 7, 2015 at 19:22

1 Answer 1


As usual, my opinion is always that creator's chosen publication order is the best order to watch/read anything. That would mean:

  • All Firefly episodes (if possible, the "right" order, which I think is mostly how they come these days)
  • Serenity
  • The comics in publication order.

(I don't know of any books about Serenity off-hand, but the comics have been collected into single-issue graphic novels; is that what you're thinking about?)

However, if you want to read them in chronological order, it's a bit trickier:

  • First, all episodes of Firefly in correct Whedon order.
  • Serenity: Better Days
  • Serenity: Those Left Behind
  • Serenity: The Other Half
  • Serenity: Downtime
    • These last two don't have a definitive place in the timeline, but they occur sometime after the last episode and before the movie (e.g. Inara's still there but River's becoming bad-ass)
  • Serenity, the movie
  • Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
    • This is actually a flashback that takes place mostly before any of the other stories, except that it starts with a pivotal scene from the movie before flashing back, so save it till here.
  • Serenity: Float Out
  • Serenity: It's Never Easy
  • Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
  • Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse

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