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.