Star Trek: Lower Decks #1

Writer: Ryan North Artist: Chris Fenoglio Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 14, 2022 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
9.2Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

The hit Paramount+ animated series makes its comics debut with Eisner-winning comics writer Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) at the helm! Soon after leading her crew on a planetary expedition aimed at building bridges and advancing Federation technology, Captain Freeman begins to suspect that the planet and its people are not all what they seem... Meanwhile, the crew in the lower decks take to the holodeck, enjoying some much-needed recreational time-until a bloodthirsty visitor decides to join in on their games!

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Anthony Sword Oct 21, 2022

    I loved this issue as much as I love the Paramount Plus show, and you will too. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Sep 14, 2022

    Perhaps most surprising is that the lack of movement doesnt detract from the art whatsoever. The television series is high energy, even in the quieter moments. That energy is a big component of grabbing the viewer from the start and never letting go. Replicating that in still images presents a challenge, but its one Fenoglio is more than capable of meeting. The issue doesn't lose that energy in transition. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Sep 25, 2022

    Overall, Star Trek: Lower Decks #1 is a fun debut issue that reminds fans what makes this series such a joy. The story by North is amazing. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that seamlessly brings the spirit of the TV show to comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Sep 13, 2022

    Perfectly capturing the look and the tone of the streaming series, this premiere gives readers nearly everything they could want. There are loving references to past Trek shows, lots of irreverent humor and just a touch a drama. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Sep 16, 2022

    Ryan North and Chris Fenoglio capture everything that makes Lower Decks great. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 15, 2022

    The art is remarkably on-model, the story is fun and the asides are laugh-out-loud funny. Add in a killer cliffhanger and you've got yourself an entertaining comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Sep 14, 2022

    While the Star Trek references may prove too thick for non-fans to appreciate, fans will be pleased with Lower Decks' comics debut. Read Full Review

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