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Star Trek #1

Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 21, 2011 Critic Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
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  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 20, 2011

    Overall, this series excites me. It's Kirk, Spock, Bones, and the rest of the crew in a regular, ongoing run again. The art is solid with some beautiful splashes of the Enterprise, Gary Mitchell showing off his new powers, and another shot of Mitchell at the end that is as creepy as it was making me wish issue #2 would come out right away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 27, 2011

    The premise here is really very clever, and something that's totally unique to this particular incarnation of this particular property. The trick will be to find ways to tweak the classic stories and not just re-tell them. The subtle changes in the characters made this first issue work, and work well, and I'm hoping it keeps up. Stephen Molnar succeeds on the art side of things as well, creating characters that look like the actors but still work as comic book figures. It's a unique way to kick off the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - StephenJondrew Nov 12, 2011

    Story wise " the first plot of this series has a definite ORIGINAL SERIES feel. Without getting too much into detail Kirk is found dealing with a crew mate (and a friend) who has developed symptoms that have given him what appear to be super natural powers. I'm hoping that IDW continues to go down the original series style path as I just can't see the crew in more diplomacy driven situation like much of later Star Trek plots were. The crew fit well in this first arc and this issue definitely has me hooked on the series. Now you may be wondering why I only gave this issue 4/5. The truth is that there are a few pages of setup that I found to be boring; however, I'm quite confident in Issue 2 we won't have that problem. Excellent story, excellent adaptation, excellent comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 22, 2011

    If Johnson's plan is to reimagine every episode of the original series with new circumstances, it could turn out to be pretty cool and a lot of fun. There's already an interesting conflict developing between Spock's recommendation to kill Mitchell and Kirk's fierce defense of his longtime friend, just as it was in the original. However, how will this new, more emotional Spock behave differently than the more reserved Leonard Nimoy version? That's what we'll keep checking back to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Dave Berg Mar 23, 2012

    I am conflicted. I want to follow this new series. This new Star Trek is as good, if not better than the original series. I'm sure that original stories will be far, far better. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that until a second or third film is produced, the ongoing IDW Star Trek series will be stuck in...(ah, crap) reruns. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Sep 21, 2011

    In case I've piled the negativity on too heavily, I should say that I enjoyed this book. It's a fun, novel diversion. Star Trek fans will likely enjoy this book immensely, but it's important that readers enter the experience with the proper expectations. This series is being promoted as the bridge between the 2009 movie and its sequel, but, if you're looking for the same action-packed Star Trek experience that those movies represent, you may be disappointed. Read Full Review

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