Star Trek: Picard - Countdown #1

Writer: Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer Artist: Angel Hernandez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

You've seen the trailer... now, witness the events leading to CBS All Access's Picard. Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet. Then one mission changed his life forever. The Countdown starts here!

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Nov 26, 2019

    Star Trek: Picard " Countdown is just brilliant! Already both Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer have captured everything that was fantastic about Star Trek: TNG and delivered just a taster in the opening issue. Add on top of that the magnificent Star Trek artwork from both Hernandez and LaFuente and you have here one excellent comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 27, 2019

    Angel Hernandez delivers some beautiful art in this first issue. I've been a fan of Hernandez's art across several Star Trek related projects. Not only does the art capture the characters brilliantly, but the ships and technology are all faithful and beautiful to look at. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 30, 2019

    Both writers do a great job of capturing the voices of the characters and the dialogue that we hear Picard say is very much in keeping with things that the character has said in the past. Especially when it comes to respecting all sentient lifeforms. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - christopher scott Nov 26, 2019

    I was highly impressed with the writing and artwork in this issue. The look and feel of the characters and uniforms worn was bright and strong. The story felt like something out of a TNG episode if the series never ended. The new characters were enjoyable and hopefully not just one-shot entries into the Star Trek Universe. If you are a fan of Next Generation and look forward to Picard, pick this up immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Dec 2, 2019

    A great start to what I believe to be a great series. More than just a media tie-in, this is a story that will get you ready for the upcoming Picard TV series, but more importantly, for the rest of the comic series. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Dec 2, 2019

    "Picard: Countdown" #1 showcases a script and art that reflects the strengths of both Picard and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 26, 2019

    I was going to watch the show no matter what, but this comic gets me even more excited for it. The creators have done a good job setting up Picard's last adventure as a Federation Admiral and once again we're privy to a Star Trek adventure that puts morals and ethics on the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Nov 27, 2019

    The road to Star Trek: Picard begins here, and every Star Trek fan is going to want to be on it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 27, 2019

    The comic is a solid re-introduction to Picard and teases what should be an excellent television series. The comic feels like classic Star Trek with its blend of solid storytelling and socio-political undertones. This is one that Trek fans, and those excited about the show, should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Nov 26, 2019

    Picard Countdown wasnt a comic that I would have necessarily sought out but Im very glad I got the opportunity to give it a go. Sure, for some it maybe wont tread any new ground, and may even feel a touch dated. For me, it's a short series that Ill definitely be keeping an eye on. If the new show captures the same spirit that this does, itll be a thumbs up from this guy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Nov 27, 2019

    The legacy of Picard is in good hands in a story that goes places we haven't been before. Star Trek: Picard"Countdown is full of intrigue and the kind of peril that the good Captain is sure to solve. Fans of TNG will surely enjoy this iconic return. Read Full Review

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