Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1

Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Nacho Arranz Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Once upon a time, a troupe of has-been actors that starred on an old sci-fi show were enlisted by an alien race to save them from an intergalactic tyrant. Despite being way out of their depth, the cast somehow managed to save the aliens and stay alive... but their actions in outer space may have had dire consequences for another world. Join us this January as the cast of GALAXY QUEST returns for another bombastic journey into space!

  • 8.5
    GWW - Casey Walsh Jan 20, 2015

    Burnham's hook is definitely what sells this first issue setting a very high bar for future installments. Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 sets up what can be a great continuation to a fan favorite film. Its biggest problem will be maintaining this great start as the series continues and the premise builds. I can say this book invigorated my need for more from the NESA Protector crew especially my personal favorite Guy Fleegman AKA Security Chief Roc Ingersoll (Sam Rockwell). Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues offers a fantastic first issue geared directly to fans of the film. If you haven't seen the movie this comic probably isn't for you but in that case you really need to see Galaxy Quest (like right now) and then read this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jan 20, 2015

    The only minor criticism I have of this opening issue, is that the pacing slows significantly in the middle section, and the writing is perhaps not quite as tight as some of Burnhams other work. There is no doubt, however, that he has a special talent for transposing film characters authentically to the page, whilst creating engaging, humorous, and action packed stories, so I really cant think of another writer Id prefer to be at the helm of this series. Hes begun the expansion of the Galaxy Quest universe beyond the movie in fine form, and its all done with the same clear affection for the source material hes shown in his work on Ghostbusters and TMNT. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jan 22, 2015

    "Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues" #1 is a really solid start to what feels like the total opposite of what so many licensed comics. This is respectable to the original film so fans of it will find a ton to like here. I'm excited for this and I'm hoping that this proves to be a great successor to Burnham's work on "Ghostbusters". Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Stuart Addison Jan 21, 2015

    A fine start to a new Galaxy Quest tale. If you're a fan of the movie, you might want to check this out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Project-Nerd - Jarrod Jan 21, 2015

    Overall,Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues is a fun first issue into what could be a great sequel to the film. Having the characters resemble the original actors would have helped this book immensely. Besides that, I'm excited to see what the next issue will bring. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jan 21, 2015

    Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 succeeds in pulling out elements of the film but loses much of the charm. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Jan 20, 2015

    Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #1 is sort of in a weird place, as it is likely not a comic non-fans will be reading, and it just retreads familiar territory for fans of the movie. This is a #1 though and the story can go basically anywhere from here, so if you're hoping this series will end up being an enjoyable adaptation, "never give up, never surrender" on this series! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 25, 2015

    The comic is hit and miss. The story is fun, and a nice follow up to the movie, but the character design is just a fail. The art though is fine, it's just the male characters that are the issue. Overall, this is probably best for hardcore Questers. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 23, 2015

    Making a direct sequel to Galaxy Quest was an uphill battle from the start. While I applaud this comic for not taking the Ghostbuster/Men In Black route ofrehashing the first film, that's the only praise I can give it. There's just nothing about this comic that really shows Galaxy Quest needed a sequel. It almost seems like a comic adaptation of the fictional Galaxy Quest show would've been a more rewarding project. As it stands, the mediocre writing would be bad enough to sink this comic, but the terrible artwork really makes this a deeply unpleasant experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Have-A-Peg Pete Jan 26, 2015

    If you asked me yes or no, I would say this doesn't really seem like it's worth following. Sad, because the premise and origin was so much fun. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jan 21, 2015

    The sad thing is that so many fans will buy this because they so love the characters, and IDW will have a success on their hands despite offering such a lackluster product. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Jan 25, 2015

    It's fun to see that the Galaxy Quest adventures aren't over yet. The character likenesses in the artwork is not even close to the film, but the case may be that IDW only has the property rights, not the rights to the actor likenesses; so I can get over it with that in mind. Otherwise, the art is above average for an IDW book. I'm skeptical that the same magic from the film is going to be captured here: what made the film charming was how unqualified the actors were in real danger, at this point the cast will know what they're getting into so I can't see this comic building on that idea. We'll have to see, it has stayed true to the film so far, making the plot directly tie in to events from the film, so I'm feeling the love. Comedy is present but hasn't found it's groove yet. I'm not expecting much, but I hope I'll be surprised.

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