Review: Star Trek: Boldy Go #4

(IDW Publishing -2016)
Writer: Mike Johnson
Art and Colors: Tony Shasteen
Letters: Andworld Design
Regular Cover: George Caltsoundas

Spock has been captured by an unstoppable new threat to the galaxy in Star Trek Boldly Go #4, and it’s up to Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Endeavor to save him from this deadly cybernetic race known as the Borg! Spinning out from the aftermath of the blockbusting movie, Star Trek Beyond, Kirk is now temporary Captain of the Endeavor, with some of the Enterprise’s crew in new roles, or reassigned. As the Borg sphere continues its relentless advance, war with the Romulan Empire looms, and Kirk will soon face the ultimate no-win-scenario while the fate of Spock and the Federation itself hangs in the balance. Continue reading

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Review: Star Trek Boldly Go #3

(IDW Publishing – 2016)
Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Tony Shasteen
Colors: David Mastrolonardo
Letters: Andworld Design
Regular Cover: George Caltsoundas

Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Endeavor pursue a deadly alien threat in Star Trek Boldly Go #3, a cybernetic race unlike anything they’ve encountered beforeÖ but a foe that’s also well known to Star Trek fans – the Borg! Following on from the events of the blockbusting Star Trek Beyond movie, Kirk is now interim Captain of the Endeavor, with some of the Enterprise’s crew either in new roles, reassigned, or deciding their future on other worlds. Continue reading

Review: Star Trek: Boldly Go #2

(IDW Publishing – 2016)
Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Tony Shasteen
Colors: David Mastrolonardo
Letters: Andworld Design
Regular Cover: George Caltsoundas

Spinning out from the events of the Star Trek Beyond movie, IDW Publishing’s Star Trek Boldly Go #2 continues the adventures of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise after they have been reassigned to new star ships and new roles. Now, many months later, Kirk and his new crew on the USS Endeavor have discovered a new threat to the Federation, one with an ominous message: Resistance is futile! Continue reading

Review: Star Trek:Boldly Go #1

(IDW Publishing – 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Tony Shasteen
Colors: David Mastrolonardo
Letters: Andworld Design
Regular Cover: George Caltsoundas

The 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek continues with Star Trek Boldly Go #1, the brand new ongoing series from IDW Publishing by Mike Johnson, Tony Shasteen, and David Mastrolonardo. Captain Kirk and his iconic crew’s adventures boldly go beyond the final frontier to embrace a new era of Star Trek, with strange new worlds, new civilizations, and a threat unlike anything the Federation has ever seen before.
Following on from the blockbusting movie Star Trek Beyond, the first issue of IDW’s all-new comic book series Star Trek Boldly Go certainly rings in the changes. The crew of the USS Enterprise been reassigned, leaving to join new ships, even taking on new roles, some have chosen to take some time away from Starfleet, while others seize new opportunities, and the galaxy enjoys a respite from conflict. Naturally enough it’s a peace that will prove short lived. Continue reading

Review: Star Trek: Waypoint #1

(IDW 2016)
Writers: Donny Cates & Sandra Lanz
Art: Mack Chatter & Sandra Lanz
Colors: Jason Lewis & Dee Cunniffe
Letters: Andworld Design

The 50th anniversary celebrations of Star Trek continue with Star Trek Waypoint #1 from IDW Publishing. Featuring stories and art from a crew of the best comic book talent, each issue of this brand new anthology series will feature two adventures from the many eras of Star Trek that will boldly reflect on the past and the future. Continue reading

Review: Star Trek #59

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: David Mastrolonardo

Letters: Andworld Design

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

The celebration of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary continues in  Star Trek #59, with a brand new storyline that sends the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise into the furthest regions of unexplored space. As the excitement builds for the release of  the new blockbusting movie, Star Trek Beyond, the comic book adventures of Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the crew of the Enterprise continues to boldly go where no man has gone before in IDW Publishing’s outstanding Star Trek comic series. Continue reading

Review: Star Trek #58

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: David Mastrolonardo

Letters: Andworld Design

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

Having escaped from the Romulan Empire, Star Trek #58 finds the elder Spock reunited with the Vulcan fleet just as Romulan war ships, led by the two remaining Romulans from Nero’s crew, begin to close in. Spock must attempt to avert total war breaking out with the Romulan Empire as the Vulcans search for a new home world in the Ceti Alpha system. Continue reading

Review: Star Trek #57

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: David Mastrolonardo

Letters: Andworld Design

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

The elder Spock has been incarcerated and put on trail by the Romulan Empire, now in Star Trek #57 distant memories from Spock’s alternative past return, and the quest for a new Vulcan home world faces a dire threat. Legacy of Spock: Part 3 continues in IDW Publishing’s Star Trek #57, written by Mike Johnson and with art by Tony Shasteen, this special storyline brings Spoc’ís life-long journey full circle as the gulf between the centuries and timelines converge in this startling new chapter of IDW’s flagship comic book series. Continue reading

Review: IDW’s Greatest Hits Star Trek #1

(IDW 2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Stephen Molnar

Colors: John Rauch

Letters: Neil Uyetake

Cover Art: Tim Bradstreet Trek #1 IDWís Great Hits Edition

Get ready for warp speed with the introduction of IDW’s Greatest Hits Editions, special one-dollar versions of significant issue featuring popular storylines and iconic moments from IDW Publishing’s major comic book titles. March sees the release of Star Trek #1 IDW’s Greatest Hits Edition, where IDW’s comic book series followed on from the events of the 2009 Star Trek film, and continued the adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise as they embark on their  five year mission to boldly go where no man has gone before. Continue reading

Review: Star Trek #53

(IDW-2016)

Writer: Mike Johnson

Art: Tony Shasteen

Colors: Davide Mastrolonardo

Regular Cover: Tony Shasteen

Variant Cover: Cat Staggs

The ongoing mission boldly continues in IDW Publishing’s Star Trek #53, with Reunion: Part 1, written by Mike Johnson and featuring artwork and cover by Tony Shasteen. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise embark on an all-new two-part adventure that sees them confronted with a renegade faction of Orions that are determined to upset the truce which currently exist between their race and the Federation. Continue reading

REVIEW: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3

(IDW Publishing / Boom! Studios, 2015)

Written by Scott and David Tipton
Art by Rachael Stott
Colors by Charlie Krichoff
Lettered by Tom B. Long

I was never a Trekkie. I never had that fanboy appreciation for the series or films that ensnares half of the geek culture. (because let’s face it, you’re either a Trek fan or a Star Wars fan.) I came to Star Trek by a much longer route, through the films, Wrath of Kahn is still my favorite, and eventually through my children. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Star Trek’ #29

(IDW Publishing, 2014)

Written by Mike Johnson
Art by Yasmin Liang
Colours by Zak Atkinson
Letters by Gilberto Lazcano

This Star Trek comic takes place after the events of Star Trek into Darkness, which makes it instantly comparable to comics like Smallville: Season 11 and X-Files Season 10 that take characters and events established on screen and continue telling that story in a different medium. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Deadly Class’ #1

(Image Comics, 2014)

Review by Shawn Warner

Story by Rick Remender
Artwork by Wes Craig
Color Artwork by Lee Loughridge
Lettering & Design by Rus Wooton

The 80’s were amazing years to be a kid; Punk Rock reached its political apex, Nintendo broke new ground in the gaming arena, The Bones Brigade set the skateboarding world on fire, hip hop was Continue reading

REVIEW: “Justice League 3000” #1

(DC Comics, 2013)

Review by Shawn Warner

Written by Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis
Artwork by Howard Porter
Color Artwork by Hi-Fi
Lettering by Sal Cipriano

This is a return of sorts to the Justice League for co-writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis as well as artist Howard Porter, who worked on Grant Morrison’s legendary JLA run.  But this is a very different book and not just as far as the futuristic setting. Continue reading