COMIC REVIEW: Serenity: No power in the ‘verse #1

COMIC REVIEW: Serenity: No power in the ‘verse #1


The ’verse is a complicated and dangerous place, and Malcolm Reynolds and his outlaw crew aboard the Serenity are ever experiencing tough times. When tensions rise among the crew, a call for help becomes a welcome interruption: they must track down a missing friend and the answers to the mystery surrounding her disappearance.
* Georges Jeanty (Buffy Seasons 8 and 9) returns to the ’verse!
* iZombie creator Chris Roberson writes the continuing adventures of Mal and crew!

It’s about gorram time!

Excuse me profanitising, Browncoats, but I’ve been waiting a painful long time to find out what happens to the best crew in the ‘verse. For those of you who don’t know Firefly, it’s real simple-like. Go watch a single season of blissful television followed by an awesome movie, then weep along with the rest of us that no more was ever made. Now, dry your eyes and head to your local comic book store, because the tales of the Serenity‘s adventures continue there.

There have been a few other Firefly/Serenity comic series in the past, with graphic novels collecting them together, but the real excitement lies here: No power in the ‘verse. Once again, Dark Horse has not only produced a comic that perfectly captures all of our favourite characters’ likenesses but, I swear, the sounds of their voices, too. Great pains have been taken to make every speech bubble sound exactly like the characters.

It’s really hard not to unleash spoilers in my enthusiasm, but it’s ok because this first issue of Serenity: No power in the verse is more of a set up, anyway. As with most first issues of comics, Dark Horse are getting new readers acquainted with the crew, and old fans with the new dynamics. What’s going on with Inara and Mal, Kaylee and Simon? What happens to River after the fog of madness has lifted? Who’s the newest crew member that Zoe is carrying around? And I guess there’s Jayne and his favourite rifle, Vera, perhaps the most stable relationship in the ‘verse.

But all this is beautifully done with the story still moving along rather than being bogged down with catch-up. By the end of the issue, the crew has a new job to do and I can’t wait to find out how they do it.

Bring on issue #2, already!


Title: Serenity: No power in the ‘verse #1

Publisher: Dark Horse

Rating: 5/5

Reviewer: Craig Hallam

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