Star Trek vs. Transformers #1

Writer: John Barber, Mike Johnson Artist: Philip Murphy Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The Transformers '80s cartoon series meets Star Trek: The Animated Series in a no-holds-barred Saturday Morning mash-up for the ages!
At the edge of Klingon space, the starship Enterprise finds there's more to the final frontier than meets the eye, when Kirk and his crew come face to face with the strangest life forms of all: Cybertronians! This unprecedented crossover brings together two of the greatest science fiction universes of all time-in the style of their classic animated series! A five-year mission meets a four-million-year war!
Written by two titans of their respective properties, John Barber (Optimus Prime, Trans, Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Prequel) and Mike Johnson (the most prolific Star Trek comic book writer of ALL TIME!)!
Philip Murphy's A & B covers connect to form an amazing heroes and villains image!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Sep 28, 2018

    Star Trek Vs Transformers broke all the rules of a typical comic book team-up and it was fantastic! This is the type of crossover any publisher should look to emulate! Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Sep 26, 2018

    The Star Trek vs. Transformers crossover hits the ground running with the gleeful energy of a child mixing two sets of action figures for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 28, 2018

    Murphy and Tramontano on art truly capture the style of both cartoon series. Being both from an era where the style was much more simplistic (clean lines, bright colours), it might be a little jarring for some, but for those who were fans at any point, they’ll quite enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jun 21, 2019

    Star Trek vs. Transformersmay not be the most in-depth story either franchises have to offer to fans, but Barber and Johnson manage to place some focus on the philosophyStar Trekis known for and how they can relate to Transformers. It's a fun story with good character interactions between the Enterprise and Autobots, making this a memorable enough mash-up of two of the biggest pop culture franchises IDW have put out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Oct 3, 2018

    The book feels short, but ends on an interesting cliffhanger, and it looks like readers wont need to wait long for a handshake between Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime. If youre looking for franchise-defining, revolutionary content, dont try here. However, what awaits the reader within is a great popcorn comic with a lot of love and care put into the product. If youre a fan of either franchise, youre in for a delight. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Sep 27, 2018

    filled fun for fans of the original incarnation of the Star Trek and Transformers properties. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Sep 26, 2018

    As yet I can't say whether I'm fully on board with the series. I appreciate the slight insanity of it all and I really do adore the look, but am I desperate to read issue #2? Well I'm not on tenterhooks just yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Sep 27, 2018

    So Should you buy this book? I would have advised myself against it. Some things go well together: like peanut butter and chocolate others are like peanut butter and sauerkraut. You might find somebody that likes it, but most should avoid it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 2, 2018

    A charming crossover that delivers what it promises. There's a couple transformers that aren't from the cartoon, a little cheat but it ultimately doesn't matter.

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