Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #2

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #2

Writer: Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott Artist: Derek Charm Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Don't miss the latest chapter of the blockbuster mini-series that introduces a brave new cast of cadets to Star Trek lore! What is the mystery at the heart of Starfleet that connects this new crew to Kirk, Spock and rest of the iconic cast? The answers are inside, in this all-new adventure set in the new film universe!

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jan 6, 2016

    The idea of Academy years had been bandied around prior toThe Undiscovered Country, according to William Shattner's Movie Memoirs book. The fact that part of the idea was used for J.J. Abrams' first Star Trek movie shows that there is some life in the idea. The film sets up the idea that the Enterprise crew knew each other in the Academy and the writers of this book, have taken that idea, kept the interaction to a minimum and sprinkled in some fun new characters. In the battle between prequel books, I think that this month, Trek has surpassed Wars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Jan 6, 2016

    Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #2 is both enjoyable and interesting, but I can shake the feeling that they are going to finish off the opening story rather quickly and I'm hoping over the next few issues that they will prove me wrong. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Outright Geekery - Shannon Ledene Jan 12, 2016

    All in all: It's my fervent hope that the story picks up and that we don't spend ALL next issue floating between flashbacks and just getting OUT to the site of where the main thrust of the story is taking us. I kinda want us to move a little faster then that. This is a cute little time waster, but i wouldn't hold out much hope that it will remain on my pull list after the initial storyline unless something changes and this becomes a LOT more interesting then it currently is. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 Jan 12, 2016

    This book, while it started out decent with the first issue, just didn’t grab me here. The artwork for this book is really solid- the characters that are portrayed in this book often have the same look and mannerisms as their on-screen counterparts, which I appreciate. I liked the look of the scenes involving the Centennial Competition, much like the Harry Potter triwizard tournament where it pits the skills and abilities against that of another space exploration academy from beyond earth. Or, to really show how lame I am- it reminds me even more of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games movie (currently streaming on Netflix- also NOT a sponsor of this broadcast). It had a “laser tag” event that felt similar to the battles fought in Ender’s Game (more the books than the movie), which I enjoyed. And I was glad to see Uhura turn from Chekov to Kirk to aid her in finding out what the Federation is hiding from them. The moment where they bring up Doctor McCoy and looking at “Klingon biological records” and how Uhura was quick to respond with the Klingon affirmative “Hija’!” when asked if they both spoke Klingon. It was just such a fun and funny quick moment that felt much like how these two had behaved in the cinematic universe. Beyond that, I wasn’t really floored with the humor of the book, and there wasn’t much in the way of action to really draw me in, really at all. This was a much less stellar outing than I was expecting, and hopefully with things starting to overlap with the next issue, the quality will improve.

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