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Review: Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #3

Star Trek: Picard - Stargazer #3

Being part of the military always gave me a purpose. I felt listless before I joined the military, not sure of the direction my life was headed. Suddenly after boot camp, I had an idea. I found out things about myself that I never knew needed to be unearthed. 27 years later, that imprint is in everything I do , even doing hospital corners on my bed sheets.

The greatest thing I took from my time, is to give to something bigger than myself. The mere act of selflessness is one that I had to mature in. All those who have served will tell you, that we don’t have fear, it is how we move forward despite. In the final issue of Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #3, we find Picard and Seven of Nine as they fight to save a people and a planet  where they may very well, lose their lives.

On Jenjor IV, Seven of Nine just found out about the ambush of Picard and the Jenjorans, and she must work out a plan to rescue them. Meanwhile, the Romulans start their attack on the Stargazer, which leads to a firefight between the two ships. Unfortunately, Reska and Picard are kidnapped by the Romulans, who decide to gambit Jean Luc for ransom, a chance which did not pay off, as Reska, takes control of the ship killing most of their crew. By the issue’s end, Picard leaves Jenjoran IV on a path to prosperity, while Seven of Nine gets an unexpected call from a familiar voice.

Overall, Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #3 is a grand finale that will get fans primed for the final season of Picard. The story by the creators is exhilarating. The art by the creative team is striking. Altogether, a powerful ending to a an excellent bridge story.

Story: Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson Art: Angel Hernandez
Color: J.D. Mettler Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus Comics – comiXology/Kindle

Review: Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #2

Star Trek: Picard - Stargazer #2

Trust for most humans is very fragile.  As we tend to hold it close. That is why when it is broken, sometimes, it can never be mended. This is different when you are in the military.

As you are put in some precarious situations and unless you know the person in those situations it can be life or death. That is the  amazing and scariest part about serving, that learning to trust is your first lesson in emotional intelligence. As this essential especially in a combat zone. In Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #2, we find Picard and Seven of Nine banding together to save a colony and the Stargazer.

We are taken back 27 years ago before the events of the debut issue, where the reader finds out that the Romulans conquered and drained all resources from the planet, eventually, leaving  their slaves there to die. We are taken present day, where Seven of Nine and  Jean-Luc, are pinned taking on fire from the Romulan Marauders, who are there to wipe out what is left of the indigenous population, which prompts Seven o introduce Picard and the away team from the Stargazer to Ikal, the leader of the Jenjoran survivors, as they collaborate on an offensive plan to defeat the marauders. Unfortunately, the marauders get a jump on them, finding Jenjorans hideout and their leader Reska, revealing herself.. By the issue’s end, Picard and the Jenjorans are taken prisoner and a Romulan Warbirdhas enter the same airspace.

Overall, Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #2 is a sweeping second issue which speeds up the story. The story by the creators is exhilarating. The art by the creative team is stunning. Altogether, an issue that shows why Picard is one of Star Trek’s most exciting protagonists.

Story: Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson Art: Angel Hernandez
Color: J.D. Mettler Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #3

Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #3

(W) Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (A/CA) Angel Hernandez
In Shops: Nov 02, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Witness the thrilling finale of the never-before-seen journey set between seasons two and three of the Paramount+ hit series Star Trek: Picard! Caught in a deadly crossfire between the Romulans and Remans, Picard and Seven of Nine must draw on their combined Starfleet and Rangers skills to save not only themselves but an entire planet!

Star Trek: Picard - Stargazer #3

Preview: Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #2

Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #2

(W) Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (A/CA) Angel Hernandez
In Shops: Oct 05, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Continue the never-before-seen journey set between seasons two and three of the Paramount+ hit series Star Trek: Picard! Following an unsettling discovery on the planet Jenjor VI, Picard and Seven band together to save the native population and the Stargazer crew

Star Trek: Picard - Stargazer #2

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The weekend is almost here! What geeky things are you all doing? Sound off in the comments below. While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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Star Trek: Picard - Stargazer #1

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It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What did you like? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

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Review: Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #1

Star Trek: Picard - Stargazer #1

I can’t say I’m a hardcore Star Trek fan. I’ve watched a lot of the various series, all of the movies, and read a decent amount of the comics. I’m very familiar with the property but a rather casual fan. To me, it’s very “comfort food” being able to escape with characters I enjoy to see their adventures. With the resurgence of the property, we’ve gotten new characters to enjoy, a lot of new adventures, but also to revisit old friends as well, like Jean Luc Picard. Played by Patrick Stewart, the character is the leader so many of us want. Wise in decision but also willing to fight for what’s right. Set between season two and three of Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #1 lets us see exactly what makes this character so great

Written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #1 feels like we’re visiting old friends. With a focus on Picard and Seven, the story takes us back to the early years of Picard as he brokered peace over a planet but the decades haven’t been kind since. Asked to join the Stargazer to explore the planet Picard saved, they discover a mystery and possibly death.

There’s an interesting theme in the issue that Beyer and Johnson are going with. Picard makes it clear that not everything is a fight, diplomacy must come into play. But, Seven points out that at times a fight is at times all there is and not everything can be clean, clear, and easy. In the end, they’re both right and the two viewpoints are sure to come together in some way as the story progresses. It’s a little too obvious but in many ways follows a familiar and comfortable pattern that is Stark Trek.

The art by Angel Hernandez is good. With color by J.D. Mettler and lettering by Neil Uyetake, the characters are familiar and look mostly like the actors. That’s partially what holds the comic back as well. Things are slightly off visually, hitting an almost “uncanny valley” moment taking you out of things just a bit. But, it all still looks good. There’s nothing really bad.

Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #1 is familiar. That both works for and against it. It’s hard to read the comic and not hear the actors’ voices. It’s hard to look at the panels and not see them. It’s easy to dive into the comic but it’s partially driven by the television show and actors we love. That aspect both sucks you in and takes you out of it at times. Still, there’s a nice flow to the comic and a lot of potential as to where it goes from here. For fans of Seven and Picard, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Story: Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson Art: Angel Hernandez
Color: J.D. Mettler Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.6 Recommendation: Read

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: Zeus ComicscomiXology/Kindle

Preview: Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #1

Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #1

(W) Mike Johnson (A/CA) Angel Hernandez
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Embark on a never-before-seen journey set between seasons two and three of the Paramount+ hit series Star Trek: Picard! When the U.S.S. Stargazer goes missing near a planet from his past, Admiral Jean Luc-Picard enlists Seven’s help to unravel the mystery and save the Stargazer crew!

Star Trek: Picard - Stargazer #1

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Fantastic Four: Full Circle

Wednesdays (and Tuesdays) are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this week.

Agent of Worlde #2 (Scout Comics) – Fantastic art plus crazy concepts are a nice bow about this secret agent who just wants to relax with his secret family.

Amazing Fantasy #1000 (Marvel) – Celebrate 60 years of Spider-Man with a hell of a group of creators.

Fantastic Four: Full Circle (Abrams Comicarts) – Alex Ross does the Fantastic Four in an original graphic novel. Nuff said.

Forever Forward #1 (Scout Comics) – A group launches themselves forward in time. Will they find the technology to travel back in their adventure?

Neverlanders (Razorbill) – A new take on Peter Pan we got a taste of on Free Comic Book Day. That introduction was great and got us beyond excited to read the full graphic novel.

Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A Death Ranger you say? You have our attention.

Star Trek: Pickard – Stargazer #1 (IDW Publishing) – We’ve enjoyed the television series and want to see what comics can bring to the beloved character and new setting.

Thunderbolts #1 (Marvel) – With a movie in the works and the property still having lots of love, we get a new take spinning out of Devil’s Reign focused on the fallout from Wilson Fisk’s time as Mayor.

Transformers: Shattered Glass II #1 (IDW Publishing) – The first volume was interesting and we want to see what new twisted takes on the characters we love are to come!

The Variants #3 (Marvel) – The series has kept us guessing as to what’s going on. Fans of Jessica Jones need to check this out.