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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

Preview: Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1 (of 6)

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1 (of 6)

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

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? A soon-to-be-classic six-part miniseries begins here!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1 (of 6)

Review: Cloak & Dagger: Shades of Grey

Cloak and Dagger are back in this new digital series available in print for the first time! Someone from their past is back and the pile of bodies is getting higher.

Cloak and Dagger: Shades of Grey is by Dennis Hopeless, David Messina, Francesco Manna, Elisabetta D’Amico, Giada Marchisio, and Travis Lanham.

Get your copy in comic shops now and book stores December 24th! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Vol. 21

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Vol. 21

(W) Larry Hama (A) Alex Sanchez, David Messina, Brian Shearer, Netho Diaz, Alisson Rodrigues, Harvey Tolibao (CA) John Royle (A/CA) Jagdish Kumar
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $17.99

The new Snake Eyes, Dawn Moreno, has generated excitement and new fan interest in the G.I. Joe brand. G.I. Joe. Cobra. Two opposing forces. Two powerful war machines, each made more lethal by the undeniable strength of their individual parts. But who and what are those parts? Living legend Larry Hama shares some of their amazing tales in “Special Missions”-five one-shot stories featuring a variety of characters including Stalker, Baroness, Duke, and more-each illustrated by a different world-class artist! Collects issues #251-255.

Captain Kirk Crosses Paths With Fellow Captains Picard, Janeway, and Sisko in Star Trek: The Q Conflict

For the first time ever, the beloved crews of four Star Trek incarnations – The Original SeriesThe Next GenerationDeep Space Nine, and Voyager – will be pitted against one another in IDW’s mind-blowing comic book miniseries, Star Trek: The Q Conflict. Debuting in January, this epic six-part event features the writing team of Scott and David Tipton and art by David Messina.

When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko must go head-to-head in a competition rigged by the arrogant Q and his nigh-omnipotent cohorts.

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will be available with multiple covers: connecting regular covers by David Messina, and retailer incentive variants by George Caltsoudas and J.K. Woodward.

Preview: Rom: Cold Fire, Hot War

Rom: Cold Fire, Hot War

Chris Ryall & Christos Gage (w) • David Messina, Ron Joseph, Paolo Villanelli (a) Loston Wallace (c)

The evil Dire Wraiths have escaped to Earth but are hounded by a Knight of the Solstar Order, the one feared more than all others. He is Rom, the Wraith-slayer. Rom, the Spaceknight!

Having followed the Dire Wraiths across the galaxy to Earth, Rom finds they have infiltrated all levels of society, hiding in plain sight. Replacing many humans in key leadership positions, the Wraiths’ plan to dominate the planet—and everyone in it—is gaining momentum. But Rom finds resistance from the humans as well, who fear he is just another alien invader. He is joined in the battle by two other Solstar Knights… but are they here as friends or foes?

Collects all 14 issues of the series, the 2017 Annual, and the Rom: Revolution one-shot.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 312 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-278-3

Marvel’s Digital Code Includes Cloak and Dagger #1 for Free

Celebrate New Comic Book Day with the gift of FREE digital comics! By purchasing any of the print issues below, you’ll have the chance to redeem not only the digital version of the comic you just bought, but also the first chapter in Cloak and Dagger’s all-new crime series by Dennis Hopeless and David Messina! Just enter any of your print codes at MARVEL.COM/REDEEM and follow the on-screen instructions! Pick up your code in any of the following books, on-sale today!

ANT-MAN & THE WASP #4
ASTONISHING X-MEN #14
BEN REILLY SCARLET SPIDER #22
CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
COSMIC GHOST RIDER #2
DEADPOOL #3
DEATH OF INHUMANS #2
HUNT FOR WOLVERINE WEAPON LOST #4
IMMORTAL HULK #4
INFINITY WARS #1
MARVEL RISING: MS. MARVEL/SQUIRREL GIRL #1
STAR WARS #52
STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION #5
WEAPON X #21
X-MEN GOLD #33
X-MEN GOLD ANNUAL #2

Cloak and Dagger Chapter One marks the first part in the “Shades of Gray” arc, whose first two chapters are available in CLOAK AND DAGGER – MARVEL DIGITAL ORIGINAL #1, on-sale now!

Cloak and Dagger’s digital series is the latest inclusion in the Marvel Digital Originals, an all-new lineup of DOUBLE-SIZED, digital-exclusive series starring your favorite characters from the small screen! Each MDO is jam-packed at 40 pages, delivering an entire binge worthy arc in the span of three months! Perfect for new readers and old-school fans, these never-before-told stories are in continuity with the larger Marvel Universe and feature top comic talent! All can be purchased and read on the Marvel Comics App, Comixology and Kindle!

In the meantime, want to continue the mystery planted in CLOAK AND DAGGER CHAPTER ONE? Be sure to pick up CHAPTER TWO and CHAPTER THREE, on-sale tomorrow on the Marvel Comics App, Comixology and Kindle! Or, continue Cloak and Dagger’s story in its DIGITAL ORIGINAL format, where all six chapters will be combined into three double-sized issues!

Jessica Jones #1 Kicks Off New Marvel Digital Originals Line!

Innovative. Original. Double-Sized.  The Marvel Digital Originals are here and launching this exciting new line of digital comics is Jessica Jones #1, on-sale now from writer Kelly Thompson with art from Mattia de Iulis and covers by Martin Simmonds.

Jessica Jones was once the costumed super hero known as Jewel, but now she’s a private investigator at her own firm, Alias Investigations. With the Purple Man gone, her relationship with her husband, Luke Cage, and their daughter, Danielle, is better than ever.  But in Jessica Jones #1, her past comes knocking, and when a woman whose case she fumbled winds up dead on her office floor, Jessica goes from private investigator to prime suspect. Can she find the real killer and clear her name?

Cloak and Dagger will also be joining the Marvel Digital Originals line, with Cloak and Dagger (Marvel Digital Original) #1 going on-sale today, containing the first two chapters of “Shades of Gray” from writer Dennis Hopeless and artist David Messina with covers from Mahmud Asrar.

Watch Cloak and Dagger Tonight on Freeform, then Get the New Digital Comic Series

Ahead of their television debut this Thursday night on Freeform, Marvel has announced a new Cloak and Dagger digital exclusive comic series written by Dennis Hopeless with art by David Messina! The first issue of the 6-issue can be download right now in the Marvel Comics App or on ComiXology and Kindle!

After meeting as runaways, vigilante teenagers Tyrone (“Cloak”) Johnson and Tandy (“Dagger”) Bowen were illegally experimented on and gifted with mysterious powers. As the living personifications of light and dark, their complementary abilities force them to rely on each other as they team up to save innocent people on the streets of New York, and around the world. This in-continuity Digital Series has been specifically designed to welcome new readers while giving long-time Marvelites the latest eagerly-awaited chapter in this fan-favorite duo’s story.

The highly-anticipated new television series, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premieres Thursday, June 7, 8/7c on Freeform.

Preview: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #252

Larry Hama (w) • David Messina (a)

“Special Missions,” Part 2 (of 5). G.I. Joe. Cobra. Two opposing forces. Two powerful war machines, each made more lethal by the undeniable strength of their individual parts. But who and what are those parts? This issue, artist David Messina (ROMStar Trek) joins forces with Larry to present Cobra’s ruthless and deadly femme fatale: BARONESS!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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