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Preview: Star Trek: Manifest Destiny

Star Trek: Manifest Destiny

Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott (w) • Angel Hernandez (a & c)

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Star Trek franchise with this all-new adventure! At the edge of explored space, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise come face to face with a new Klingon threat… with the fate of the galaxy at stake! Also includes the Klingon Language version of issue #1!

TPB • FC • $19.99 • 136 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-634-8

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Preview: Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #4 (of 4)

Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #4 (of 4)

Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott (w) • Angel Hernandez (a & c)

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the STAR TREK franchise continues in this special event mini-series! The fate of two civilizations comes down to the ultimate face-off between Captain Kirk and the Klingons!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Preview: Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #3 (of 4)

Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #3 (of 4)

Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott (w) • Angel Hernandez (a & c)

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the STAR TREK franchise continues in this special event mini-series! It’s Kirk and the crew vs. the Klingons in a battle unlike any you’ve seen before: aboard the Enterprise itself!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Review: Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #2

ST_MD02-coverSpace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before. The blockbuster mini-series continues as Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew face off with the Klingons in deep space… a conflict that could ignite all-out galactic war! Will Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise stop the Klingons or will they fall to the Empire!

IDW Publishing is back with issue #2 of Star Trek: Manifest Destiny and issue #2 is much better than issue number one. As I stated in the last review (which can be seen here) I had a hard time with how the Klingons were being depicted by doing actions that made them dishonorable in their culture which has never been the Klingon way despite the Klingons being a very savage race. This time around writers Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott did a much better job with the Klingons they were more in line with how Trekkies know them which I think is a way to keep their readers, Trekkies like what they know and anything that deviates from how it should be frustrates them and they won’t be inclined to pick up the issues if they are unhappy.

What is also nice about this issue is how much action there is here, I was very impressed that there would be so much action early on in a comic book series. There was a lot more Spock and Kirk in this issue and very little about the away team on the Class M planet. Also Chekov had a more prominent role with this issue and for once the Enterprise was attacked in a way we have never seen before which was really unique and fun to read.

Artist Angel Hernandez and Colorists Doug Garbark and Adam Guzowski did a tremendous job with issue #2. Garbark and Guzowski are new to this issue as colorists as in issue #1, Esther Sanz was the colorist and I think they did a great job with again capturing the mood of the issue and Angels artwork was spot on in capturing everyone’s likeness I am just blown away in this series as to how well the artwork is.

Overall issue #2 was much better than the 1st issue and hopefully this trend will continue. Star Trek the Original Series is near and dear to a lot of people (not so much me as I grew up the Next Generation) and these fans want to see stories and characters that they are familiar with and have come to love. Trekkies like Star Wars fans get crabby when things are out of place and aren’t what they are supposed to be, but what’s nice about this series is that I think it has the ability to bring a new generation of people to the Star Trek universe which I think doesn’t get enough credit. I highly recommend you go out and buy a copy of this issue today!

Story: Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott Art: Angel Hernandez Colors: Doug Garbark & Adam Guzowski
Story: 8 Art & Color: 9 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Star Trek Manifest Destiny #1

ST_MD01-cover“There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them, we risk awakening the same evil within ourselves. Our first instinct is to seek revenge when those we love are taken from us. But that’s not who we are… When Christopher Pike first gave me his ship, he had me recite the Captain’s Oath. Words I didn’t appreciate at the time. But now I see them as a call for us to remember who we once were and who we must be again. And those words: Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.” – Chris Pine (Capt. James T. Kirk) Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Manifest Destiny celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek franchise in 2016 with this all-new bi-weekly comics event beginning in April! It’s Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew vs. the Klingons in the ultimate showdown.

IDW Publsihing is at it again and this time they are going, where many comics have gone before with Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 which is part of 4 comic books series. The series focuses on Captain James Tiberius Kirk and the crew from Star Trek the original series and the dreaded Kilingon. Now I have never been a fan of the Kingons, they are quite mundane and really one dimentional. They love war and love to conquer spices and planets and at this time are a relatively new threat to Starfleet. Their main montra is “To Live Is To Battle. To Battle Is To Survive. To Survive Is To Conquer. To Conquer Is To Be Klingon.” I always like the Romulan’s or the Ferengi, because they were smart and conning and much more of a threat to Star Fleet and to the U.S.S. Enterprise. The Klingons are like knats who won’t go away, but I digress.

The Writers of this Manifest Destiny series are Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott and I think they did a good job with it. I wish they could have been more descriptive with the planet or at least gave us a name of the species on the planet as well as the species on the Enterprise in the beginning of the book. What else bothered me about the book are the Klingons, and not because the Klingons are involved, but the killing of the children. The Klingons are savages and not refined at all, but honor is big among the Empire they don’t do anything that will bring them dishonor even within the worst of the warriors and commanders. So I thought it was a bit of a stretch and felt out of character. Overall I thought story line was good and it flowed very well. I think the writers need to do a little better research about the Klingons throughout the Star Trek franchise

The artwork done by Angel Hernandez was amazing, they were using the likeness of the Enterprise crew from the J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot and Angel did a great job in capturing the likeness of the crew as well as the Klingons. The Enterprise was drawn well as well as the Klingon warbird everything was drawn very well. The Coloring done by Esther Sanz was spot on a did well to set the tone. The scenes of the Enterprise were bright and colorful which it should as the Enterprise is Bright and colorful and during times of distress it was darker and especially on the Class M planet as well as when the Enterprise was red alert, the tone was just amazing.

While I wasn’t blow away by the first issue of the series I am looking forward to reading the others, hopefully it gets better from here. I think it’s a series that Trekkies will like, but like I said earlier the Klingons may savages but they care a lot about honor and I think the writers dropped the ball there and any Trekkie will pick up on it. Overall the series is going to be a non-stop action thrill ride that will as usual see the Klingon falls in defeat. I give this book a read at your own leisure.

Story: Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott Art: Angel Hernandez Colors: Esther Sanz
Story: 6 Art & Color: 9 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 (of 4)

Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1 (of 4)

Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott (w) • Angel Hernandez (a & c)

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the STAR TREK franchise in 2016 with this all-new bi-weekly comics event beginning in April! It’s Captain Kirk and the Enterprise crew vs. the Klingons in the ultimate showdown! Art by STAR TREK/GREEN LANTERN fan-favorite Angel Hernandez!

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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