Star Trek Graphic Novel Reviews

Star Trek Comics Classics: The Trial of James T. KirkStar Trek Comics Classics: The Trial of James T. Kirk by Peter David

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Star Trek Comics Classics: The Trial of James T. Kirk was a collection of Star Trek comics (issues 7-12) featuring a single story where Captain Kirk is put on trial after being captured by a bounty hunter.

This is set after the events in the third Star Trek movie and is pretty much in the same vein as the later Trek movies with the characterisation of the regulars and also follows on from certain events as well.

In these books there is a new member of the crew: Protocol officer R.J. Blaise who had a rather spiky relationship with Captain Kirk whose appearance in these stories certainly livened up the crew.

The artwork is generally not bad and there are even moments when the characters look like what they are meant to look like; the story is ok, if not very original, and does have some very good moments and also some cringeworthy moments.

However if you are a Trek fan then there is a lot to enjoy in this collection of comics and I would say that they are worth a look at.

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Star Trek Archives: Best of Peter David (Star Trek Archives, #1)Star Trek Archives: Best of Peter David by Peter David

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Star Trek Archives Volume 1: Best of Peter David is a collection of five Star Trek comics. Three of them were co-written with Bill Mumy and comprised a single story and two one-shot stories.

Ironically, the best of the stories collected in here is the first one entitled Scotty’s Story where we find out that Scotty was married and that his wife had died and we are told the story about the women who won Scotty’s heart from her death to their first meeting.

This was a delightful tale which gave the character of Scotty more background than he had ever seen before and made me like him even more than I did before.

The bulk of the book was taken up with the three issue story featuring a group of characters named the Worthy who were discovered in a derelict spaceship and who they were and what they meant to the crew of the Enterprise.

The artwork contained within the book were generally good but the best off all was seen in Scotty’s Story with the main characters often being given passable likenesses to themselves in the other issues.

Again one for the fans only.

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