Star Trek: Waypoint #1
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Star Trek: Waypoint #1

Writer: Donny Cates, Sandra Lanz Artist: Mack Chater, Sandra Lanz Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 28, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A blockbuster bi-monthly anthology to celebrate 50 years of STAR TREK, featuring short stories across all Treks, by the top talent of today and yesterday!
First, a NEXT GENERATION story by Donny Cates and Mack Chater. Unable to decipher a mysterious ship's coded messages, Starfleet has enlisted its two greatest scientific minds, Captain Geordi La Forge and his best friend Data, to investigate. What they discover will alter the course of scientific human history as we know it!
Then, an ORIGINAL SERIES story by Sandra Lanz, where a crewmember, stranded on a strange planet, encounters a bizarre alien creature. They must learn how to int more

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 28, 2016

    While these two stories both are deep and emotional at times, they're the perfect contrast to each other as well. One is gritty and in the future. It feels like so much has already happened and sets the stage for even more to come. While the other is bright and beautiful, giving hope for the future. Both filled me with joy, even if that wasn't the particular message of their stories. Frankly put, these are the two best Star Trek stories I have read in comics. Period. Pray for issue two. It's already finished and just a month away from getting to my hands and it already has an uphill battle thanks to just how damn good this issue is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 29, 2016

    Though IDW Publishing has delivered rousing Trek stories in the past few have touched on the narrative themes and characterizations as well as Star Trek: Waypoint #1. By deftly bouncing between eras with respect this anthology presents the franchise in a light that is more entertaining than dry, while still staying true to what made it last for fifty years in the first place. If you like your Star Trek with a more moral quandaries and character centered storytelling and less red alerts and photon torpedoes then Star Trek: Waypoint #1 is the series for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 27, 2016

    IDW couldn't have had a better first issue to kick off this exciting new series. This issue contains two stories that get to the core of what makes Star Trek so damn awesome. If you love Star Trek, you will be over the moon for this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Villordsutch Sep 28, 2016

    With Puzzles andDaylilywe have a decent level of maturity already flowing through the comic, which is great to see. If this six-part series continues on the path it's treading then I can see Star Trek: Waypoint becoming an excellent series, so you're going to want to make sure you pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Sep 30, 2016

    Simply a fantastic first issue that promises the best of Star Trek in bitesized stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Jorge Arena Oct 29, 2016

    Star Trek Waypoint #1 delivers with two stories that will give fans of each television series plenty to enjoy. In the first story, we're given a look into the friendship of Captain LaForge and Commander Data as they are sent to investigate a strange and unknown ship. In the second story, we're given a simple tale of a stranded Uhura as she waits for the all clear to be beamed back aboard to the Enterprise. Though written by two different people, both stories do a great job at capturing the essence that each show had. Though if you're new to either series, you might lose some of the magic written to each story, but this issue is pretty solid. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Sep 27, 2016

    By definition, anthology series tend to be uneven. A story that appeals to a certain group of readers may not appeal to others. IDW has a very talented and diverse staff of writers and artists. It will be interesting to see what happens when some of these dissimilar yet highly talented storytellers are given an opportunity to share their visions. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Nunneley Sep 27, 2016

    Star Trek: Waypoint #1's final story, Daylily, by artist / writer Sandra Lanz was interesting. The art was good and I loved the bold color choices. UHura finds herself separated from her landing party and forced to find shelter from a storm. She comes across a strange and unusual creature. The meeting is reminiscent of Princess Leia meeting the Ewok, Wicket, on Endor. It was fun and humorous. Great job for such a short story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Sep 29, 2016

    What this first issue leaves you with is a hunger for more issues. Those interested in getting a sampling among the different series will enjoy the variation. Both of the stories in this issue provided you just the right amount of information that you could jump right in and enjoy. Knowing that any story can come from any series and the line-up of talented creators makes this series an engaging, delightful, must read for Star Trek fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Sep 29, 2016

    “Star Trek: Waypoint” #1 is a strong start to a concept that will prove to be a ton of fun. It's weird that this hasn't always been a book IDW has invested in and I hope that we'll see some stories featuring lesser known characters and those from series outside of TNG and the original series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Sep 29, 2016

    Comic book readers as well as fans of Trek will rejoice at the results of this project and we cant wait to see whats next. Hats off to IDW for handling such a beloved franchise so well. So far theyve stay true to the essence and spirit of Star Trek in a way that should satisfy everyone without diluting the water one bit. IDW is always good about giving fans a choice in covers, so check a couple of them out below and be sure to grab your favorite at the comic shop this week! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek-O-Rama - David Doub Oct 7, 2016

    The basic gist of this comic is it's a smaller anthology of various Star Trek stories from the various series and incarnations. It's an interesting and fun concept. Of course with any anthology you're going to get a mixed bag of entertainment value over all. Read Full Review

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