On page 3, Simon is wearing the same glasses he wore in
"Serenity". Here it's revealed
they are special glasses
that prevent his retinas from being scanned by sensors in
In what I presume is a printing error in panel 3 of page 3,
the painting in the background has a strange double image on
it. On page 2, the same painting does not have that
For their art heist, the crew is using a truck with the logo
of Xpresscargo on it. This must be a delivery service in the
On page 6, panel 1, there appear to be several Firefly-class
ships among the many in the air above the city.
On page 9, we get the first appearance of Serenity's new
Mule, a larger antigravity vehicle this time. The old Mule
was damaged, possibly beyond repair, in
On page 11, panel 2, the military-industrial salesman
appears to have identified Mal, probably in an Alliance
database, based on the video feed from the remote attack
drone; notice the picture that comes up on his
screen shows Mal in his usual brown outfit, not the Xpresscargo coveralls he's wearing for the current heist.
This issue reveals the existence of a former terrorist group
called the Dust Devils made up of Independents who target
people and places aligned with the Alliance.
On page 19, panel 2, there are,
impossibly, stars shining through
the dark portion of the two crescent
moons in the sky! Funnier still is
that when I scanned this panel to
point out the moon error, the scan
revealed that the letters BWS are
written all over the starfield
background! BWS is an instruction to
the colorist to put in
black-with-stars; it appears both
the colorist and editor missed it
during proofing and
the instruction got left in the
finished art. Also, if you use
Google Images with the term "stars",
one of the
first results is the same star
On page 20, the crew lifts the Buddha statue straight up by
a rope. But the statue would not rise at a perfectly even keel
as it's shown here with just one rope supporting it, it
would be tilted forward by it's uneven distribution of mass.
On page 21, the Buddhist monk recognizes Jayne, by his face
and the giving of money, as the hero of Canton. This is a
reference to "Jaynestown", in
which it's revealed that Jayne is considered a hero in the
town of Canton on Higgins' Moon for stealing money from the
rich industrialists and giving it to the poor.
(Thanks to the
Firefly-Serenity Chinese Pinyinary for the translations)
Chinese writing on Zoe's remote control: Mima Zhengque
Security Key Accepted
Jayne says, "You chou you ying."
Chinese writing on dashboard: Zidong Daohang
Jayne says "fei tie"
Jayne says, "Bizui!"
||Wash says, "xiao
Japanese lettering in the Buddhist temple: Bukkyou
Japanese lettering in the Buddhist temple: Hakken
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