A Review: STAR TREK #29

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of STAR TREK #29 from IDW Publishing. The story is by Mike Johnson, with art by Yasmin Liang, colors by Zac Atkinson, and lettering by Gilberto Lazcano. Roberto Orci is the story consultant.

The Enterprise is completing a survey of the unexplored planet Kassen Five. They are called away to explore an anomaly in the Campor Sector that’s similar to the one the USS Kelvin came across decades before. Captain Kirk feels there are some reservations at Starfleet about her being a young female captain, but accepts the assignment. The crew locates the anomaly, but notice strange things happening on the ship. Suddenly the ship is pulled in and can’t break free. Thinking the best way out is to go through; the ship escapes with minimum damage. Detecting another starship, Captain Jane Kirk identifies herself and asks for a response. To her amazement, the responder is a Captain JAMES Kirk of the USS Enterprise!

I’m still impressed with Mike Johnson’s handling of new Trek. Whether it’s a classic tale told in the new timeline (with variations of course) or an all-new tale, he doesn’t disappoint. While a parallel universe with altered characters isn’t a new concept, Johnson’s story and handling of the characters has me curious to see how things go from here. Yasmin Liang’s art is beautiful, there’s no other word to describe it.

STAR TREK #29 is in stores now, or available to order at www.IDWPublishing.com.