Star Trek: Year Five #16

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Silvia Califano Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
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Election season is in full swing across the Federation, and even though it seems ridiculous, Harry Mudd is rising to the top of the polls! The crew of the Enterprise suspects that there's more to Mudd's game than just wanting to do his civic duty, and their investigation will uncover a rot that threatens the entire Federation from the inside. The final voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise continue with the amazing crew of writer Jody Houser (Stranger Things, Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy) and artist Silvia Califano (The X-Files: Case Files)!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Nov 16, 2020

    A really strong issue with a lot of connective tissue for future political intrigues as The Enterprise slowly journeys back to Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Nov 12, 2020

    Califano does well, bringing Houser's script to life in a solid installment of this ever-stellar series, all while building the intrigue around Gary-Seven's mission as it goes. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Valiant Son Nov 15, 2020

    A dull plot with characters acting out of character once again. This time it is Harry Mudd's turn to be nothing like the roguish poet criminal and con-man that he was in the original series. He isn't even drawn in the same likeness, but rather in the likeness of the actor who played him in the ill-considered Star Trek Discovery "Short Trek" episode. (FWIW I don't hate Discovery, but it is a very different show from TOS).

    Further problems arise with the thinly-veiled swipes at constitutional originalists and Trump. I support neither, but it is so heavy-handed that it is laughable, especially as Kirk is now a mouthpiece for the anti-democratic left, who believe that the only voices which should be heard are their own.

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