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Episode Studies by Clayton Barr

Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse (Part 3) Serenity
"No Power in the 'Verse" Part 3
Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #3 (Dark Horse)

Script: Chris Roberson
Pencils: Georges Jeanty
Inks: Karl Story
Colors: Wes Dzioba
Letters: Michael Heisler
Cover: Dan Dos Santos
December 2016


The crew puts their plan to rescue Bea in motion.

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

Wash (mentioned only, deceased)
Bea Quaing


Didja Notice?


On page 1, Zoe looks at a photo of her and Wash and refers to him as Huckleberry. As far as I know, this is the first time that nickname has been used for him. She also refers to Emma as her "special little huckleberry" on page 16.


On page 9, Mal asks Simon if he still has "those fancy eyeglasses". He is referring to the glasses Simon wore in "Serenity" and "Better Days" Part 1, which prevent his retinas from being scanned by sensors in the environment.


A pair of Alliance flags are seen flying in front of the Alliance planetary offices on page 10. The flag is also seen on pages 13 and 15 (and as part of a propaganda poster on page 12). The flags seen here have just one large star on them; this one was also depicted in one scene of "The Train Job", but all other appearances of the flag show two large stars.


On page 13, panel 2, a man who is drawn to look similar to the fourth Doctor from the Doctor Who TV series is seen walking in front of Simon and Inara near the Alliance offices!
The two doctors The fourth Doctor
The fourth Doctor and Doctor Tam The fourth Doctor (actor Tom Baker)


The Camdon Train Station on page 15 has essentially the same Underground logo as the London Underground public rapid transit system.
Underground London Underground


On page 15, panel 2, some handbills have the heading "GAIJIN". This is a Japanese word for "foreigner".


As Jayne enters the medical bay on page 16, he is singing "The Hero of Canton", the song about him from "Jaynestown". 


Chinese translations
Page/Panel Chinese English
22/2 Inara says, "Zhen dao mei." "Just our luck."


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