Star Trek: Year Five #20

Writer: Brandon Easton Artist: Silvia Califano Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: May 19, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
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As the crew of the Enterprise moves toward an uncertain future, one of their own will be pulled into a violent past! While investigating a mysterious structure on Vulcan, Spock vanishes. As the crew tries to find him, Spock must fight to survive as he navigates the painful past of his home planet. The final voyages of the original crew continue in this time-hoping adventure from writer Brandon Easton (Transformers: War for Cybertron, Thundercats) and artist Silvia Califano (Star Trek: Year Five, X-Files: Case Files)

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 20, 2021

    I look forward to seeing how this story develops in the next issue. A brilliant start. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone May 23, 2021

    History isn't all you thought it was, as Star Trek: Year 5 #20 demonstrates. The self evident truths that some have held up for generations tend to turn to mush when they are examined with a critical eye. Spock's reaction to Surak's efforts to purge his people of emotions effectively balances his Vulcan and human heritage, resulting in a surprising ending that promises more entertaining storytelling in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Chiu-Tabet May 21, 2021

    Whether or not the next issue lives up to this, this was a great idea, and the subversive take on Surak should be acknowledged and canonized in the TV shows. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Apr 14, 2021

    This issue has massive consequences and given how great this creative team is, the final part of the five year journey promises to be a massive treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Apr 14, 2021

    This issue is another exciting new adventure for Star Trek fans to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5

    Very well done. Spock travels back in time and finds that the revered hero of his past was not as virtuous as history remembered him to be but was instead a totalitarian that fostered a chilling effect of those that disagreed with him. Here Spock has to contend with whether or not the ends justified the means. He knows the end is a peaceful, logical planet Vulcan that would become a founding member and cornerstone of a Federation that would ultimately benefit the entire universe, but the cost is allowing those of Turak’s contemporaries who disagreed with him to be tyrannically put down and silenced. Those familiar with the franchise know how conflicting this must be for Spock, as he knows his moral obligation is to defend those whose righ more

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