A Review: STAR TREK #35

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of STAR TREK #35 from IDW Publishing. The story is by Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen, and letters by Neil Uyetake. Roberto Orci is the story consultant.

The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is several months into their five-year mission and all seems well. That is until they are paid a visit by an entity calling himself Q (yes, that Q). The purpose of his visit: to teach Captain Kirk that there ARE no-win scenarios. And he’s willing to send the crew anywhere (or anywhen?) for the captain to learn that lesson…

I've said this before; Johnson has done an awesome job writing this book. Whether it’s classic tales retold (but things unfolding differently) or original stories, they all have been a joy to read. This story arc has the potential to be the best of them. Johnson captures all of the voices not only from the new universe, but the prime one as well (as you’ll find out). Shasteen is spot on with the actors’ likeness that it’s scary; beautiful artwork. I love that we finally see Q go head-to-head with Kirk and the crew. I’m sure it will be worth the wait.

STAR TREK #35 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.idwpublishing.com.