Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Writer: Chris Roberson Artist: Jeffrey Moy Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 24, 2011

    After reading this I can safely say the ingenuity of this combination will appeal to hardcore and casual fans. The classic versions of the Legion and Star Trek crews simultaneously arrive in an alternate 23rd century on Earth where evil rules. Chris Roberson pulled off the coup of making these two groups feel like they were made for each other and they don't even meet each other in the first issue. The art and colors in this book blend together perfectly. This comic series has the juice to boldly bring readers where no comic book fan has gone before. Besides, you know you want to see Brainiac 5 and Spock's first meeting of the minds. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 24, 2011

    Both teams in this book are ones that I like, both classic configurations in their own ways, and putting them both on a third world that is already damn interesting just makes for a very fast and engaging read. One that had me going back and reading it again to take in more of the details. It's pure setup to be sure here and it works with both sides of the story coming into this third world in ways that fits their respective franchise. So far, it looks like the characters are being handled just right, there's a good sense of their styles and mannerisms being captured and a distinctive look being given to the third, new timeline as well. Frankly, there's just a whole lot of fun to be had here, especially if you do like both properties and realize that if ever there is a crossover that makes sense, this is definitely one of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - StephenJondrew Apr 3, 2012

    Overall, while I have been enjoying the new crew in action with Star Trek Ongoing, Issue 1 of Star Trek Legion of Superheroes edges out the series making it my new favourite Star Trek read its too bad Im getting on the boat just weeks after it wrapped up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 21, 2011

    I was a little surprised Roberson didn't use the Silver Age incarnations of the Legion, as those original interpretations of the characters were around at the same time as the original Trek series. Furthermore, it would open the door to the possibility of a sequel crossover title, featuring the 1980s or '90s Legionnaires encounter the Next Generation crew of the Enterprise. I was also surprised Roberson didn't opt to use the much younger incarnations of the classic Trek heroes (as per the recent movie), as pairing the wet-behind-the-ears Enterprise crew with teenage versions of the Legionnaires seems like it would've been a natural choice as well. But to be fair, those are minor quibbles with marketing angles rather than the quality of the storytelling here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 19, 2011

    Jeffrey Moy's art is a mixed bag. When he gets to go big, such as the shot of two different Earths and the surrounding space, he turns in some impressive visuals. However, when the action starts, the heroes turn into stiff action figures. There is a scene where Cosmic Boy and Shadow Lass are subduing a crowd with their powers, but they are simply outstretching their arms and magnetic waves and shadows are projecting out of their hands, respectively. Their powers do not seem to be doing anything besides creating a fancy visual. There are no reactions to their actions. Roberson and Moy do their best with the material given to them, but the tropes of crossovers have overcome their efforts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 19, 2011

    As starters go, this issue is decent. Clearly, it is aimed at the audience of one or the other of these casts of characters. Roberson focuses on establishing the setting and players in this issue and doesn't do much to provide clues as to who the big bad of this story truly is. Frankly, given the matchup of Legion and Star Trek, I'm not sure most fans will care too much if there aren't any villains to match up against so long as Brainiac 5 and Mister Spock have a chance to exchange logical conversation. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 21, 2011

    It's an innocuous start, and yet, I think it's exactly what this series needs. There's enough here in concept alone to keep even the mildly curious coming back for at least one more issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBuzz - Phil Oldham Nov 18, 2011

    With very little happening its easy to pass Star Trek/Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 by and just wait until issue #2. Read Full Review

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