Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #3

Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #3

Writer: Mike Johnson Artist: Angel Hernandez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The blockbuster crossover event of 2015 continues here, as the galaxy explodes in a Lantern-fueled war between the Federation and its enemies! Captain Kirk and the ring-bearing crew of the Enterprise must join forces with Hal Jordan to prevent the loss of entire civilizations... as the identity of the villain behind it all is revealed!

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Sep 9, 2015

    Turning to Mike Johnson's huge part in once again making this a crossover event to remember; not only has he created those scenes above " which will stick inside this skull for a longtime " but he's created a war in a universe that previously I knew nothing about, and now that it'sinside my head my brain screams to know more about what has gone on before. This issue is absolutely brutal, from the Gorn's newly discovered powers as he removes the heads of state to the take down of Decker's ship in the blink of an eye. There is nothing in the comic I'm expecting " everything is so refreshingly new! This comic is packed with so much energy I could stick a zinc and copper nail into it and power an alarm clock! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Dave MacPhail Sep 9, 2015

    Billed as THE crossover event of the year and i'm starting to believe it! The crew of the Enterprise and the Lantern Corps shine far brighter together than they ever did apart! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 8, 2015

    This is the most exciting summer event series out there. It beats Secret Wars because it pulls no punches. There are no half measures and it's as exciting as they come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 1, 2016

    Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez continue setting this crossover up with great character work and art that should thrill fans of either franchise.  The slow burn story is building and the issue ends with something that will surely pick up the pace immediately.  The gang's all here, but are they going to be able to come together before another Universe is destroyed? That's the rub of the series and something I can't wait to see play out over the next three issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Have-A-Peg Pete Sep 16, 2015

    Why aren't you reading this yet? It's a great mini-series. A wonderful pick-me-up for avid fans and casual readers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 10, 2015

    This series continues to make the most of its wacky premise, with more familair DC players emerging in the Star Trek universe to guide their new recruits. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - John McCubbin Sep 8, 2015

    Star Trek/Green Lantern #3 gives us some intriguing developments, and with the introduction of the other Lanterns, we are finally starting to get a more rounded crossover. We also get a few mysterious twists with some revelations that are sure to transcend this from good, to sheer awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Sep 9, 2015

    Despite a lot of complaining, I am still really enjoying this crossover event and would definitely recommend it. The whole thing has a great feeling to it, it doesn't feel like a cheap cash grab, but instead a story that's had a lot of effort and fun put into it. I get a feeling the creators are really having a blast smashing elements from Trek and Green Lantern together, however they could benefit from a little more focus. Theres a lot of potential to this crossover and the series is doing a good job of living up to it, these last three issues will need toreally start moving the story forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blog Of Oa - Myron Rumsey Sep 9, 2015

    Star Trek / Green Lantern #3 is the best issue of the series thus far with some spectacular moments that really demonstrate the potential of these two franchises coming together. Mike Johnson and Angel Hernandez turn in a great effort that capitalizes on the strengths of both of these iconic mythologies that makes this a memorable issue. With the big bad finally revealed this limited series is heading into the second half at warp speed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Cory Anderson Sep 8, 2015

    Lantern comics have a tendency to be colorful and explore the universe andspectrum of emotions, Alejandro Sanchez has done an amazing and wonderful job bringing the colors of the Spectrum Wars and making the lantern corps pop with life. Adding in the scientific and adventurous Star Trek crew, Angel Hernandez has his hands full with delivering a series that fans of both franchises sill enjoy through his illustrations. The Enterprise crew looks very well done andresemble their movie counter parts. The raw emotions that are represented by the colors of their rings, shows strongly and emphatically. With the training and introduction of new and old lanterns handled, and the reveal of the main story already putting pressure on everyone, the final three issues will be packed with colorful action and I'm sure a thrilling Captain Kirk heroic moment or two. This Star Trek & Green Lantern crossover is an event sci-fi fans, superhero lovers and comic book enthusiastswillwant to pick up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Sep 11, 2015

    ST/GL: The Spectrum War #3 is slow, but in this case, it's a welcome break before the inevitable epic battle coming in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew Stevens Sep 10, 2015

    Angel Hernandez is a great fit for this mini-series, with fantastically powerful and superheroey art for those imbued with Lantern powers being juxtapositioned with a more subdued and straight-laced style for the Starfleet crew. It helps to show just how different these two properties really are, even if they do share space-faring adventure at heart. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Sep 26, 2015

    With Nekron as in this different universe the Lanterns and Captain Kirk and his crew are i for a challenge. Just wait til you see who Nekron recruits into his army first. You will be blow away. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 14, 2015

    Not quite successful at replicating the tone of either franchise, but full of continuity nods… Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Sep 9, 2015

    Instead we get more set up, a forced banter between Jordan and Kirk, and a third issue that continues to lack in progression of the story, and makes me assume that things will be either left unexplained or be rushed in the next three issues given the big reveal at the end of #3. The thing that made me almost wonder about this issue were the main and variant covers which have been fairly solid throughout the run, and worth picking up if you ignore the fact that they are more interesting than the content inside them. I was almost excited for a second about seeing my favorite Green Lantern and DC resident asshole Guy Gardner tear into the patience of everyone in the Star Trek Universe, or Kilowog trying to figure out where all the poozers he was fighting went. None of that happened. Read Full Review

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