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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse (Part 4) Serenity
"No Power in the 'Verse" Part 4
Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #4 (Dark Horse)

Script: Chris Roberson
Pencils: Georges Jeanty
Inks: Karl Story
Colors: Wes Dzioba
Letters: Michael Heisler
Cover: Dan Dos Santos
January 2017


Bea is sprung from an Alliance cell; River returns not her old self.

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

Kalista (mentioned only)


Didja Notice?


On the cover by Dan Dos Santos, the artist's initials and the year are on a sign on a building in the background cityscape.


On page 15, panel 5 are store signs for Gekko and CaPis. These are probably fictitious businesses, though the Gekko logo is somewhat similar to the Gekko clothing line of the Netherlands. Another store sign has no words on it, but has an image of what looks like a top view of a Starfleet ship from Star Trek!

Starship sign


On page 16, panel 3, a store called Green is seen.


On page 17, panel 1, a billboard for Mean Girl is seen.


On page 18, panel 3, part of an advertisement video is seen playing in the background. The cartoon character seen in the image may be one of the Fruity Oaty Bars mascots.
Advertising character Fruity Oaty Bars mascot
Advertising character seen in this issue Fruity Oaty Bars mascot (from "Triggered")


On page 19, Jayne again uses the term "moonbrained" to describe River, as he did in "The Train Job".


Chinese translations
Page/Panel Chinese English
7/1 Iris says ma shang "right now"
11/3 Iris says, "Gou shi!" "Crap!"
15/6 Bea says, "Bu hui hen de po fu." "Remorseless harridan."
19/5 Mal says, "Gao yang zhong de gu yang." "Motherless goat of all motherless goats."


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