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Preview: Star Trek: Resurgence #1

Star Trek: Resurgence #1

(W) Dan Martin, Andrew Grant (A/CA) Josh Hood
In Shops: Nov 16, 2022
SRP: $3.99

On a windswept planet bordering the notoriously hostile Talarian Republic, a scientist on the cusp of developing technology that will revolutionize warp goes missing. The crew of the U.S.S. Resolute is tasked with an urgent stealth mission to recover Dr. Leah Brahms and keep her research out of enemy hands. Tune in to the exclusive five-issue comic prequel to Dramatic Labs’ highly anticipated narrative adventure game, Star Trek Resurgence! From Resurgence lead game writers Dan Martin and Andrew Grant with art by Josh Hood (Star Trek: Mirror Broken)!

Star Trek: Resurgence #1

Review: Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1

Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1

As we strive on in our journey of life, people often don’t take a chance to reflect.  We get swept up in our everyday troubles and never really take a chance to smell the flowers. We’re always looking for our next ship to arrive, rather than enjoy the current destination. We never really ruminate on how we got where we are.

It’s not until you get older that you start to see it’s the journey that makes you. It is what makes you resilient. It’s what prepares you for the road ahead. In Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1, we find a fan favorite’s voyage thus far, in the Mirror Universe.

We find Troi back on Earth as she reflects on what got her here, and exactly what she had to sacrifice, as we begin back on Betazed, where we find her giving up her people as a pawn piece to the Empire. We soon find out just how skilled a mind she is, as she meticulously manipulates Picard and the crew of the Stargazer to take out the insurrectionists defying her rule as administrator. The final stroke that imbued her to Picard is her betrayal of her closest advisor, showing that she would do anything for power. By the issue’s end, this version of Troi will do anything to grab power, including murder.

Overall, Star Trek: The Mirror War – Troi #1 is an intriguing take on my personal favorite from the Star Trek: The Next Generation, one that proves that sometimes a mind is more dangerous than any man made weapon. The story by Nijkamp is intractably woven. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, this issue shows what a missed opportunity it was for this series to have never gotten a chance to play in this universe.

Story: Marieke Nijkamp Art: Megan Levens
Color: Charlie Kirchoff Letterer: Neil Uyetake
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: Star Trek #400

Star Trek #400

Anyone that’s a fan of Star Trek will tell you just how affected they are by the franchise. One becomes immersed within the first few minutes. It’s far more than a military science fiction thriller but a study of the human condition. Each of the properties have done an amazing job of not just entertaining but discussing relevant issues in society.

There has never been a IP which outright talks about societal ills like Star Trek. It was the first show I watched where I felt like I was not alone. It made being smart feel like you stood out for all the right reasons. In the 400th issue of the long running IDW Publishing comic, Star Trek, a collective of creators come together to tell some tales in this connected universe.

In “Captain’s Log”, we find Kirk as he writes final Captain’s log, as he recalls what would a lifetime of memories. In “Soldier On”, We find O’Brien as he foils a Cardassian spy, alerting their military, that Starfleet is a formidable foe. In “Meanwhile”, Scotty wakes up from a nap to notice that no work has been done, and decides his day is already done. In “A Matter of Choice”,  we find out exactly where Wesley Crusher has been all these years and how did he end up  being a guardian of time. In “Starfleeter”, we find a young Keyla Detmer as she bonds with a young Klingon warrior, eventually becoming friends. In “A Perfect System”, a sentient being name Gary Mitchell realizes the mission of Star Trek makes his existence, none essential, as it is in good hands.  In “Where No Publisher Has Gone Before”, the impact of the franchise in comics is told .

Overall, Star Trek #400 is an excellent tribute to this franchise which has meant so much to so many people. The stories by the different writers is astounding.. The art by the different artists is incredible. Altogether, a worthy tribute  and an excellent addition to the canon.

Story: Chris Eliopoulos, Declan Shalvey, Mike Johnson, Wil Wheaton, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Rich Handley
Art: Luke Sparrow, Seth Damoose, Angel Hernandez, Joe Eisma, Megan Levens, Ramon Rosanas
Color: DC Alonso, Steve Dellasala, Ronda Pattison, Lee Loughridge
Letterer: Jake Wood, Neil Uyetake, Nathan Widick
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Star Trek: Trill

Star Trek: Trill

(W) Jody Houser (A) Rafael Perez Granados (A/CA) Hendry Prasetya
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $7.99

Someone is following Vanah, a research student and ex-applicant to the Trill Symbiont Initiate Program, after a life-changing event on a joint Trill-Federation science expedition. Delve into the world of the Trill in this suspenseful tale of tradition, independence, and survival.

Star Trek: Trill

Preview: Star Trek: Trill

Star Trek: Trill

(W) Jody Houser (A) Rafael Perez Granados (A/CA) Hendry Prasetya
In Shops: Nov 09, 2022
SRP: $7.99

Someone is following Vanah, a research student and ex-applicant to the Trill Symbiont Initiate Program, after a life-changing event on a joint Trill-Federation science expedition. Delve into the world of the Trill in this suspenseful tale of tradition, independence, and survival.

Star Trek: Trill

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

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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

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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

Review: Star Trek #1

Star Trek #1

The Doctor Who franchise is one that definitely thrives on nostalgia. Each incarnation has brought a whole new actor and different take on the role. As we sit on the precipice of another new doctor inhabiting the role, the newest special took this into account delivering twists and increasing anticipation. We catch Jodie Whittaker on what may be her last appearance in the role and see some past incarnations show up to give her guidance.

This was not the first time that has happened on the show, and it gives longtime viewers the fan service they crave. I wish more shows would capitalize on it, as many fans would appreciate it. One such franchise that plays with this is Star Trek. Over the years, the classic show has embraced more crossovers. In Star Trek #1, we find Sisko as he looks to find out who is killing the gods with the help from crew members from some very familiar Star Trek franchises.

Star Trek #1 begins by taking to us to a very familiar, location, Deep Space Nine. After years among his travels with the gods, Bejanmin Sisko has returned reuniting with his son and the rest of his former crew. The reunion is short as Sisko has a mission he’s been sent back for. Unfortunately, it’s a mission he’s not quite sure about. After seeking out the help from Picard, Sisko puts his crew together. It’s a crew of familiar characters from throughout Star Trek’s history including Data as his First Officer, and Scottie who is how in command of his own ship, the Theseus. The issue delivers an interesting mix of characters from throughout Trek history and a mystery that dives into the franchise’s as well.

Overall, Star Trek #1 is a fun debut issue that will make fans miss Deep Space Nine. The story by Kelly and Lanzing is awesome. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, it’s an excellent team up story that fans will enjoy in the nuances.

Story: Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Art: Ramon Rosanas
Color: Lee Loughridge Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Star Trek #1

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