Monday, October 31, 2016

Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #1

The new Firefly mini-series takes place a couple of years after the events of Serenity. Malcolm Reynolds and his crew are still flying, although after their network of friends was culled during the events of the film Serenity's crew has been forced to take mostly small-time jobs.

The first half of the comic gives us the crew in action during a heist and look at life aboard the ship with multiple relationships in full swing, a toddler on-board, and Jayne feeling increasingly isolated from the rest of his teammates. These pages work both to set the stage for what is yet to come and act as a primer for those who haven't been following the group's comic adventures since the film.

The last half of the issue sets up the events which will likely dominate the mini-series going forward as Mal and his crew are called to investigate the disappearance of Bea which leads them to be surrounded by gun-totting New Resistance operatives wondering just what the hell Serenity's crew knows about their operation. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.99]

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