Star Trek #29 Review

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What will this parallel universe have to show? Read on to find out.

The official description from IDW:

The all-new Five Year Mission of the Enterprise continues as Captain Jane Tiberius Kirk and her crew encounter a never-before-seen enemy in deep space! Wait… Jane Kirk? What’s going on?! All will be revealed in the first chapter of this new two-part story overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci!

Star Trek #29I have been a fan of Star Trek for most of my life, having enjoyed the various TV series, as well as loving the rebooted films. I have however read very few Star Trek comics, with this being the first issue I’ve read from this series.

I have to say that Mike Johnson has done an brilliant job here, with this being one of the better Star Trek comic that I’ve personally read. The way that he showed the characteristics of these well known characters in the opposite gender simply amazed me, with the similarities being uncanny. I do however feel that having Roberto Orci as a consultant helped, as you could definitely feel the same kind of energy that the films have throughout this issue. I did however feel that they tried to involve to many characters too soon, as despite it being nice to see all these parallel versions, it felt a bit forced.

Yasmin Liang did a terrific job of the artwork in this issue, with it having a very fun tone to it. The overall detail and layout of Liang’s art may not have been spectacular, but it did do it’s job, giving the right tone and visual depth that the issue needed, whilst also helping the sequence transitions flow smoothly. The thing that I enjoyed the most about Liang’s art was the way that she showed the difference in gender, with the female version of Khan being extremely entertaining to look at. I did however have one minor problem with Liang’s art finding her inks to be a little too thick in my opinion.

This was a fantastic opening to the two part story and I for one can’t wait to see how it concludes. Recommended.



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