Review: Star Trek: Lower Decks #1

Star Trek: Lower Decks #1

Sometimes in life, whenever our intuition gives us clues, we definitely should listen to it.  As whenever we have that feeling,  it becomes nagging. Then whenever we were feeling turns out to b true, we feel vindicated if we trusted it. When we don’t listen to it, we feel cheated.

As you go through life, and have more experiences, you become smarter about knowing when to take heed. As sometimes, they can save your life. That is what those moments your realize them so monumental. In Star Trek: Lower Decks #1, we find the crew of the Cerritos traveling to an unknown planet where there is more than meets the eye.

We open on  the Cerritos in an unknown quadrant, where they are conducting patrol, as they break up a firefight between two alien races. Meanwhile, Captain Freeman, gets an incoming transmission form Starfleet,  that they are being sent to make second with the Qvanti people on a peacekeeping mission. We also find the crew of the Lower Decks getting some well deserved R&R in the Holo Deck, where they go form playing detectives, to being part of the different crews of the Enterprise to the world of Sherlock Holmes with Dracula.  As they approach the planet, an unusual energy pulsates nearby , causing the holodeck to malfunction. By issue’s end, somehow that same energy merges the Holodeck simulation and what the away team sees on the planet, causing something more than trouble.

Overall, Star Trek: Lower Decks #1 is a fun debut issue that reminds fans what makes this series such a joy. The story by North is amazing. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that seamlessly brings the spirit of the TV show to comics.

Story: Ryan North Art: Chris Fenoglio Letterer: Johanna Nattalie
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

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