Star Trek #31 (IDW)


Rating: 3.5/5 – A great story, less great as a Star Trek story…
by ComicSpectrum reviewer Gilad Levin.

As a comic book story, Star Trek #31 is fantastic, it really is. It’s a great start for a two part story; It offers exposition, character moments, suspense and a whole lot of action, maybe even too much… Now if the title of the series weren’t “Star Trek” I’d leave it at that and give the book a 4.5/5.

Unfortunately, the cover does say “Star Trek” and this issue was promoted as a tie in to the movie universe. That’s where the book failed for me.  As good as Mike Johnson’s story was it didn’t feel like the movies to me, it took the Sci-Fi one step too far and lost everything.  The main characters didn’t feel to me like they were the same characters I saw in the movies.  They didn’t “feel right” in many of the scenes and that took me out of the story even more. I did like, however, Erfan Fajar’s art and the attention to details on the Enterprise and in the character designs.

Star Trek #31 is a great book, no doubt about it. But when the book heavily relies on it being a movie tie-in it disappointed me and it was quite difficult looking past that fact. Maybe for other people this story will work better and I can definitely understand that.

Reviewed by: Gilad Levin
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