Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - The Illyrian Enigma #1

Writer: Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson Artist: Megan Levens Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
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Journey to new reaches in this exclusive comic tie-in set between seasons one and two of fan-favorite Paramount+ series Strange New Worlds! With Una accused of unlawful genetic modification by Starfleet, Captain Pike sets out in search of evidence that could prove his first officer's innocence. From the mighty pens of Trek duo Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson with art by Megan Levens.

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 23, 2022

    This is a really strong opening issue and I can't wait to read more of this story and find out what happens next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tom Smithyman Dec 20, 2022

    Picking up just after the cliffhanger in the show's season finale, this limited series tries to shine some like on the mysterious Illyrians. With a script that sounds like it belongs on Paramount+ and artwork that makes it easy to recognize each character, this initial issue feels like slipping into a comfy pair of slippers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Dec 21, 2022

    This comic is so well done that it will fill those blank spaces on Thursdays (and other days) as my need for Trek comes calling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 21, 2022

    Levens delivers some beautifully detailed art on every page of this issue. The characters look amazing and the environments are visually engaging and immersive. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 21, 2022

    It's not that hard to recommend Star Trek: Strange New Worlds The Illyrian Enigma #1 for those that have already been watching the television series. It feels like a solid extension of it and that's from someone who has never watched an episode. But, even for those that have never seen Strange New Worlds, the story is excellent with the socio-political underpinnings that makes Star Trek great. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Dec 21, 2022

    The visuals bring clean and expressive characters, and the coloring has a retro vibe. That aesthetic doesn't sell the awe intended by the two-page ship shot that has become a standard of any new IDW Star Trek first issue but does compliment the journey into the mysterious unknown quite well, making for an intriguing debut. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    RedKryptoSuperman Dec 24, 2022

    For a 1st issue I'm underwhelmed. Story that is uninteresting and characters who are just thrown together. I had hoped the comic would be better than the show but it's more garbage. Star Trek is pretty much dead except for a few bright spots here or there.

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