Serenity: No Power In The 'Verse #1

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Georges Jeanty, Karl Story Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 26, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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.

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Oct 25, 2016

    Altogether, a strong start to an interesting addition to this universes canon, as it understands the issue of coping with grief better than I have seen in a while. Chris Roberson, explores some plausible repercussions, about keeps the spirit of the original TV show. Georges Jeanty, draws some vivid sequential art, which gives fans a new view of these familiar characters. Overall, so far, a series that every Browncoat will love. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Chuck Taylor Nov 3, 2016

    Georges Jeanty is no newbie to the Serenity story. He was the artist for the previous Serenity title "Leaves on the Wind." He draws the characters the way that they should be: just like they stepped out of the movie. He expertly catches the moods and expressions of our favorite characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Spfcderon Oct 25, 2016

    Serenity: No Power in the Verse Part 1 is a solid beginning to a new story arc and as long as they "aim to misbehave", I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 27, 2016

    This first issue is a fairly slow, quiet start for this new story, though there's a lot to be said for simply checking in with the various crew members and their current status quos. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 26, 2016

    Serenity: No Power In The Verse #1 is the start of something new, though still familiar territory in terms of obstacles this crew must overcome dealing with each other. There is a lot of potential in this new chapter as long as it feels as though we are moving forward in a Verse that is on edge. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 28, 2016

    The character dynamics are just as banter-filled as what's come before, but some newer ones develop, like River and Emma, the daughter of Wash and Zoe. It's a little slower in setting up the main narrative of the miniseries, but lays the thematic foundation for it to build upon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Oct 17, 2016

    Serenity: No Power In The ‘Verse #1 will be available for purchase on October 26, 2016 from your local comic book store (Don't know where that is? Here you go.) or digitally via Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nick Nafpliotis Oct 26, 2016

    Do I wish the story driving things forward was a little better formed so far? Sure. But just like the television show, No Power in the 'Verse looks like it gets the most important part of any Firefly story: The characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Outright Geekery - Erik Goodrich Oct 30, 2016

    All in all, I'm excited for where this story could be taking us and how this new adventure is going to throw the crew once again into the sights of The Alliance. The pacing of this first issue is quick, and the story pushes along and really, the end of the issue kind of creeps right up on you. But, being as this is only the first issue in the story, it's very forgivable, and makes the wait for the next issue so much more worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 29, 2016

    In short, this issue picks up from where the previous miniseries left off in style, introduces a LOT of characters effectively and sets up for a pretty dangerous cliffhanger ending where Mal is probably gonna die" again. Serenity: No Power In The 'Verse #1 balances the problems of an adaptation well, delivers on action, suspense, character and art, and makes me interested in seeing how this all plays out. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Oct 28, 2016

    No Power in the ‘Verse #1 has its work cut out for it with an underwhelming action sequences and some poor art choices. But Chris Roberson, Georges Jeanty, and Karl Story have a handle on how these iconic characters relate to each other, the plot has just a whiff of originality with the not so plucky Browncoat extremists to provide some hope for future issues' improvement. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Oct 28, 2016

    A solid start, with good pacing, character moments, a story that gets you engaged, and art thats more or less strong throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jan 18, 2017

    I wouldn't want to read six full issues of a series like this one book, just too little happens to be exciting at all, but if we consider this like television, then this is basically the first commercial break, and that means the whole thing is on track to be excellent. We're setting up stakes and setting the stage for all the fun stuff to happen in acts 2 and 3, and I'm sure those comics will be worth the wait. In the meantime though, we can at least enjoy being back on board, and hearing our old friends' voices again. It may not be everything I had hoped for, but it's a fine start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Nov 9, 2016

    Art quibbles aside, Serenity: No Power in the Verse #1 starts off solidly, taking me back to a place and to characters that I care for deeply. The comic doesn't set the world on fire or anything, but it's fun and it rides the nostalgia wave well. Dr. J gives this a". Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 31, 2016

    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. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Laramie Martinez Oct 26, 2016

    The story doesn't offer a whole lot of new ideas, but it does lay some groundwork for what could be interesting conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Jack's Yattering Oct 27, 2016

    As with its sister properties, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, SERENITY's score probably gets an extra point just because of my love for the characters and the 'verse in which they exist.

    That being said, the first issue of NO POWER IN THE 'VERSE is a decent premiere with a hell of a lot of promise.

    My favorite thing about the issue? I love...absolutely love...that the Mandarin expressions are being dropped in the dialogue again. There have been problems with making this come across well, in print, since Serenity / Firefly comics were first published. In the last series it was discarded altogether and its absence was felt. It is done very well here.

    My only real complaint would be that Georges Jeant more

  • 8.5
    SoaringLeaf Aug 16, 2017

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    Briton Nov 16, 2016

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    Adrián Morgades May 12, 2020

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