Star Trek: Year Five #5

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Silvia Califano Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 28, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
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During an investigation of a long-dead world, the crew of the Enterprise uncovers a mysterious device that at first appears to be a universal translator. But as Uhura investigates this strange new device, she'll quickly discover there's more than meets the eye about the Truth Artifact!

Written by Jody Houser (Faith, Mother Panic, Stranger Things)!
A continuing series about the end of the Five-Year Mission!
The classic crew is back in all-new stories featuring your favorite characters from the Original Series!

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Aug 28, 2019

    Fans would be hard-pressed to find a Star Trek episode that makes use of Uhura's xenolinguistic skills as well as this issue does. Another excellent installment of a must-read Star Trek series. Read Full Review

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    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Aug 27, 2019

    For fans of the Star Trek franchise, this comic is the best to be released in a long time. The creators have captured the essence of Star Trek and presented it in a fun and exciting way, even if the story itself may seem familiar. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Valiant Son Sep 2, 2019

    A decent set up for the story, but the conclusion in the next issue will really decide how good this one was. At this stage this is easily the weakest of the three stories so far, and is not helped by some odd art choices in the opening scenes on the planet, which seem to have Kirk randomly beaming around so that he moves significant distances - repeatedly - during a conversation with Spock and McCoy.

    One thing that kept taking me out of the story was Jody Houser's ludicrous use of "they" when referring to the Tholian child. Doing so made the dialogue clunky, and required re-reading of the speech bubble to be clear about the meaning. Houser clearly worried about mis-gendering a fictional alien (2019 really is getting tiresome)! T more

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Sep 5, 2019

  • 7.0
    Adsun22 Aug 28, 2019

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