Star Trek: Day of Blood #1
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Star Trek: Day of Blood #1

Writer: Christopher Cantwell, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing Artist: Ramon Rosanas Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 19, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
9.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Day of Blood Starts Here! Immortal emperor of the Klingon Empire, Kahless II has consolidated power, raided ancient tombs and secret bunkers, taken the power of gods for himself, stolen the Bajoran Orb of Destruction, and commenced a slaughter across the stars. But this genocide of gods was just the beginning. For with the power he has stolen, Kahless is about to declare war on all those who do not follow the Red Path. To prevent genocide unlike any since the ancient days of Qo'noS, the crew of icons led by the emissary known as Benjamin Sisko (Star Trek) and the renegades who follow a desperate and violent Worf (Star Trek: D) must unite for a common cause. Only they can hope to stop the Day of Blood.
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  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Matt Sernaker Jul 28, 2023

    If you've been following ComicsOnline over the last few months, you probably know how much we've been enjoying the IDW Star Trek books. The creative team has carved out a unique story within the greater Star Trek world, adding rich character development and engaging interactions with each passing issue. Star Trek: Day of Blood #1 feels like a critical moment for Trek, and this stellar first installment has established that more dark days are ahead for Sisko, Worf, and their respective crews. There is so much to love in this book, and I couldn't narrow down my favorite character pairing if I wanted to. Do yourself a favor and grab this issue (as well as the previous IDW Publishing Star Trek comics) from your Local Comic Store this week. This is an event that you don't want to miss.  Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 24, 2023

    This book looks like it could be the start of an epic story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 19, 2023

    Star Trek: Day of Blood #1 puts that concern to rest by punctuating the arc Sisko has been on since returning from the Celestial Temple in Star Trek #1, gradually shedding the trappings of divinity and rediscovering his humanity. Star Trek fans are in for something special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 19, 2023

    Rosanas delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The visuals are wonderfully detailed and filled with great drama and action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jul 25, 2023

    There have been A LOT of Star Trek comics over the years. Older series never really managed to capture the feel of an episode as well as the contemporary issues. Day of Blood connects to the Next Generation with such strength that it honestly feels kind of weird that the episode ends where it does, only like...22 minutes into the story. It feels like the story should resume at the end of the commercial break and couple of weeks from now as the crossover continues in Defiant #6, which is due out on August 2nd. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Jeroen DarkSkywise Sep 29, 2023

    IDW's recent Star Trek books have all been a pleasant surprise, and this one isn't an exception. Loved the mini-fights between all couples (romantically or otherwise), and yes, I'll admit it, I'm still having this mini crush on Lily, who, while occupying the same spot as a certain Wesley C., is very busy being absolutely everything that W.C. was not, AND in an integral & important part of the story in a "really smart & valued crew member" sort of way. (Also, she's cute. Erm... I'm not rambling, am I?)

  • 8.0

    This is the first new Star Trek comic I've read in a while. It's pretty good too. It strikes me as the start of a pretty thrilling story full of action. I don't yet know the full story behind the series this crossover is made of, but if I like it enough I may stick with them and pick up their older issues too.

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  • 7.0
    fzanca Jul 24, 2023

    This story had some good parts to it. I like how Worf has his son on the opposite side and the banter between Data and Lore was good, but a non-binary Vulcan and pronouns at the beginning of the book with the character bios just doesn't feel like Star Trek to me. I'm not a big fan of Cantwell and though it did like parts of the this book, I don't think I'll be continuing it since it's spanning other titles.

  • 9.0
    bluewhale Mar 14, 2024

  • 8.5
    Simon DelMonte Aug 13, 2023

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