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Preview: Red Hood Outlaw #40

Red Hood Outlaw #40

(W) Scott Lobdell (A) David Messina (CA) Philip Tan
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After their first mission in the field, all the Outlaws want is to head back to the Block for some R&R. Unfortunately, no sooner do they get home than they find themselves under assault from Shay Veritas’ clones! It’s like Night of the Living Duplicates in there, and Red Hood is nowhere to be found. Is he teaching them a dangerous (but hopefully valuable) lesson with his absence, or is he dealing with something even bigger and more terrifying?

Preview: Star Trek: Q Conflict

Star Trek: Q Conflict

(W) Scott Tipton, David Tipton (A) David Messina, Silvia Califano (CA) George Caltsoudas
In Shops: Oct 30, 2019
SRP: $19.99

The captains of the Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine meet for the first time in a contest of unwilling champions!

When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by The Q Conflict?

Star Trek: Q Conflict

Preview: Tangled: The Series: Hair-Raising Adventures

Tangled: The Series: Hair-Raising Adventures

Katie Cook (w) • Eduard Petrovich, Rosa La Barbera, and Diogo Saito (a) • Eduard Petrovich and Rosa La Barbera (c)

Rapunzel and her friends are back for more adventures and more heartwarming stories written by fan-favorite Katie Cook! What will Rapunzel, Eugene, Cassandra, and their friends get up to in the kingdom of Corona this time? Find out in six stories you’ll read over and over again! Collects Tangled: The Series: Hair-Raising Adventures #1-3.

TPB • FC • $9.99 • 80 pages • 6-3/4” x 9” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-500-5

Preview: Star Trek: The Q Conflict #6

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #6

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • David Messina (a & c)

This is itthe grand conclusion of the biggest Star Trek crossover ever. As the godlike beings prepare for the final round of their games, the captains have their own surprise in store for their powerful tormentorsand they’re taking it all the way into the Q-Dimension!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #6

Preview: Star Trek: The Q Conflict #5

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #5

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • David Messina (a & c)

The contest for the ages continues as the Captains race to capture the one exotic creature that Trelane is missing from his intergalactic menagerie—a Borg Queen! But as the Godlike beings revel in the games, the crews are hatching a plan of their own. Don’t miss the penultimate issue of the biggest Star Trek crossover of all time!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #5

Preview: Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Missions Continue

Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Missions Continue

Brannon Braga, Scott Tipton, Zander Cannon, and more (w) • David Messina, Gordon Purcell, and more (a) • Joe Corroney (c)

Follow the intergalactic adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D as they explore new worlds. Collects The Space Between, Intelligence Gathering, Last Generation, Ghosts, and Hive.

HC • FC • $59.99 • 568 pages • 7” x 11” • ISBN: 978-1-68405-421-3

Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Missions Continue

Preview: Star Trek: The Q Conflict #4

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #4

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • David Messina (a & c)

As the Captains try to figure out how to beat Q at his own game, the godlike beings offer a dangerous new challenge – drawing the extra-dimensional Prophets out of their wormhole to join the competition! The stakes have never been higher in the biggest Star Trek crossover ever.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #4

Preview: Star Trek: The Q Conflict #3

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #3

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • David Messina (a & c)

As the clash of the godlike beings continues, the captains face off in a series of war games that become much more lethal when Q introduces a fifth competitor—a Doomsday Machine! The biggest Star Trek crossover ever continues here.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #3

Preview: Star Trek: Q Conflict #2 (of 6)

Star Trek: Q Conflict #2 (of 6)

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • David Messina (a & c)

It’s Captain vs. Captain vs. Captain vs. Captain in the most high-stakes scavenger hunt the galaxy has ever seen as Picard, Kirk, Janeway, Sisko and their teams compete for the amusement of their godlike tormentors. The biggest Star Trek crossover event ever continues here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: Q Conflict #2 (of 6)

Review: Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1

When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by The Q Conflict?

The crews of The Next Generation, The Original Series, Voyager, and Deep Space 9 come together to face their biggest challenge yet!

I’ve enjoyed Star Trek but am not a huge fan. The concept of bringing together the crews of so many different series is rather interesting enough to get me interested in checking out this new miniseries.

Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, the first issue issue feels like the beginning of a Next Generation film with Starfleet scrambling to evacuate a planet about to be consumed by a dying star. But, there’s something unnatural about it and things begin to get weird as Q becomes involved and it turns out it’s all a game of higher beings.

The first issue is a solid setup getting to the conflict while delivering an issue that feels like it’d fit right on the big screen. The build is solid and when we get to the end the conflict we expect isn’t quite as straightforward with a hint things are going to be mixed up a bit.

The art by David Messina with ink by Elisabetta D’Amico, color by Alexandra Alexakis, and lettering by Neil Uyetake is not bad but doesn’t quite meet the quality of the story itself. There’s too much of a drop off in detail at times and just a general lack of dynamic moments to make it really stick out. The art does the job but also isn’t a selling point. The story is the driver here.

The issue’s story is good but the art falls a bit short in making it truly exciting. There’s a lot of potential here and the start of a story that could be rather exciting and be a story that fits right into the Star Trek cannon. The story is entertaining and definitely worth it for Star Trek fans. For the rest, it’s a crapshoot.

Story: Scott Tipton and David Tipton Art: David Messina
Ink: Elisabetta D’Amico Color: Alexandra Alexakis

Lettering: Neil Uyetake
Story: 8.25 Art: 6.95 Overall: 7.65 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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