Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1

Writer: Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott Artist: Derek Charm Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A bold new chapter for STAR TREK begins here, in an all-new series that shows you what life is like for cadets at the galaxy's greatest school! Witness the student days of the iconic cast before they joined the Enterprise, immediately before the blockbuster 2009 film! Plus, meet an all-new group of students as they embark on bold new adventures of their own!

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Dec 21, 2015

    Overall, a fun first issue, which does not miss a beat from the new reboots and with the new characters, allows the reader to be immersed in the universe. The story by Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott definitely gets the rhythm of the new reboot right while giving us hints of Guardians of the Galaxy. The art by Derek Charm is a perfect compliment to the series straddling the line between realistic and cartoon. Altogether, a strong effort by this creative team, which will bring back the fans from the first movie. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Dec 16, 2015

    Even though Starfleet Academy is a limited run title, if future issues continue to be done right, the possibilities for a larger shoot off with these characters are endless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Dec 14, 2015

    This looks like an intriguing miniseries that even casual fans of the franchise will appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Dec 16, 2015

    Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is both an enjoyable and interesting start forwhat could be a great new crew in an excellent series of comics; even for us readers that have seen a few more moons than others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Aug 5, 2016

    A super enjoyable Star Trek story with bubbly art. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Dec 21, 2015

    If you're all hyped on Star Wars sci-fi fun, check out this series to keep your head in the clouds. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Shannon Ledene Dec 15, 2015

    Overall..I could do without the callbacks to Star Trek (unless they fit into the story) and the characters could have used a little more of a diverse feel then I got off of them initially but this is a solid read and there's the potential of a good mystery, an intriguing follow up and decent artwork makes this a good way to spend time in the new star trek universe. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Kieran Docherty Dec 15, 2015

    Overall, the first issue of Starfleet Academy plays its cards close to the chest as far as the direction the series will go but there's enough here to make me want to read more. Any flaws in artwork are forgivable when matched up with the familiar chemistry we've seen before between Kirk, Spock and Uhura. The new team is your standard rag-tag crew who have to find a way to work together despite their differences and you get the feeling there's the potential for them to go a few different directions depending on how they choose to get along with one another " or not! If the familiar characters continue to interact as they have in this issue with the new faces following suit, this could be a great arc to follow Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Dec 17, 2015

    Ultimately, its a well-put-together issue that unfortunately, doesnt immediately scream this series needs picking up. Theres potential, certainly, and Id be happy to gamble that itll get far more interesting as it picks up steam. For the moment, though, its not quite enough to steal December from that other Stellar Adventure. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 17, 2015

    Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is a series that does everything right - except how to tell its own story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Dec 21, 2015

    Its possible personal bias is coloring this review. At the same time if the comic had been higher quality and amazing, it probably wouldnt have mattered. Honestly, more than franchise fidelity or prequel problems, this issues biggest misstepis its staggering mediocrity and lack of a clear audience. It just doesnt feel like a story thats meant for anyone aside from people really desperate for new Star Trek material who dont care where it comes from because its better than nothing. Read Full Review

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