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Star Trek: Boldly Go Issue 1 Comic Book Review

Star Trek Boldly Go1

It would be illogical to ignore “Star Trek: Boldly Go.”

In the recent comic book series “Star Trek: Boldly Go,” the story checks in on the crew of the 2009 era Star Trek after the events of “Star Trek Beyond.” We soon discover that the crew of the Enterprise (Kirk, McCoy, Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Sulu and Chekov) has been split up. I’m being purposefully vague here to avoid spoilers, but I can say that some crew members are serving aboard new starships while others are planet bound. Of course, their separation looks to be short lived when an unidentified message and possible threat emerges.

After the disappointing and frankly exhausting spectacle that was “Star Trek Beyond,” it’s refreshing to see that this comic series seems to be going back to basics. Not only does this legitimately feel like a real sequel, but writer Mike Johnson clearly understands the characters and the Star Trek universe given that this first issue is almost all character centric. Of course, there is some story here, but it’s mostly set-up. However, once that final page rolls around, you will be aching to see where it goes next (especially if you are a longtime Trek fan).

The art by Tony Shasteen is equally on point. He really captures the look and feel of this particular Trek incarnation and manages to create spot on character/actor likenesses as well.
Note: The comic is accompanied by the usual ads and a checklist by publisher Ted Adams.

April 9, 2017 - Posted by | Book review | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I was very disappointed with Star Trek Beyond. Lots of spectacle, but no substance. The underlying theme of the film was that a terrorist is someone who has “lost their way.” In reality, terrorists are usually motivated by a political ideology or radical Islam.

    Comment by Chris Lindsay | April 30, 2017 | Reply

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