Graphic Novel:Moonlight Serenade
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|Released:||April 7, 2008|
|Story by:||R.D. Hall|
|Art by:||Jason Badower|
|Colors by:||Annette Kwok|
|Produced by:||Aspen MLT Inc.|
|Easter Egg:||Behind the scenes image of Zachary Quinto, Jack Coleman, and Colby French|
|Previous:||Different and the Same|
|Next:||Donna's Big Date, Part 1|
|A home-schooled introvert becomes an angel of death.|
|Linda learns at a young age that she has a powerful, but deadly ability. After being home schooled and kept like a prisoner all her life, Linda starts to become restless. She soon discovers that she is able to see bands of energy surrounding living things, and the more powerful they are; the more Linda is drawn to them.|
In 1967, a young Linda Tavara sits in her room, surrounded by boxes of small animals that she killed with her ability. Her parents are afraid of her, a fact that she is perfectly happy with. Linda is able to detect and suck out the "auras" of people and animals. Unsatisfied with the tiny auras of animals, Linda sneaks out of her house to find a human victim. She eventually finds Ida May Walker, an old woman in a retirement home with an aura that is unusually bright. Ida rants about the "angels" that she sees while her dominoes partner calls her insane. Linda tells Ida that she has a phone call, hoping to get her alone. When no one answers Ida's phone, Linda admits that she lied. When Ida asks if Linda is an angel, Linda says yes and absorbs her aura. As the retirement home staff calls an ambulance for Ida, Linda walks away, now able to see the ghostly images of people that Ida called "angels".
- In an interview, R.D. Hall said that the Linda Tavara storyline was purposely told backwards. Moonlight Serenade is the beginning of that story. For the ending of Linda's story, see War Buddies, Part 7. For the middle of her story, see Bounty Hunter.
- On page 6, the word "quiet" is misspelled as "quite."
- "Moonlight Serenade" is the name of one of Glenn Miller's most famous compositions, recorded in 1939.
- For images from Moonlight Serenade, see images from Moonlight Serenade.
- For Jason Badower's original art from Moonlight Serenade and notes about his work, see here.
- For Moonlight Serenade's script, see here.
- For an interview in which writer R.D. Hall discusses Moonlight Serenade, see here.
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- Animated video