STAR TREK #9

Review by: dix

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Story by Mike Johnson
Art by Stephen Molnar
Cover by Tim Bradstreet & Joe Phillips

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.99

Back to episode retellings, STAR TREK #9 tackles one of the many Federation-ship-accidentally-causes-parallel-development stories, “Return of the Archons.” The USS Archon went missing around planet Beta III years ago. What secrets lie on the surface when Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise discover a mysteriously Earth-like pre-industrial society?

It’s fun Trek storytelling in its classic swashbuckling mode, with an expanded storyline for Sulu and some nice interplay between the new incarnations of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy. Being a comic also allows some really neat images that would have been a fortune to build as sets.

I like where this story is going. It’s a fun read.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 3 - Good

Comments

  1. The stories in Trek comics are usually pretty good, but the art almost always seems to be lacking. When will a Trek book come out that has killer story AND art to go with? Just wondering.

    • It seems to me that that’s usually the nature of comics based upon TV series or movies, that usually they seem afraid of being TOO far off from the look of actors walking around a set in front of a camera. Leads to a sort of conservatism about the art.

      I did feel like the Cardassians Alien Spotlight from a number of years ago had a pretty solid mix of great art and story, though, but being a one shot it’s probably not quite what you mean.

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