Star Trek Year Five #18
The Enterprise's five-year mission is almost at an end. On its way back home to Earth, somethings do pop up that need their attention.
This title’s been around for a year and a half, but it’s seriously not too late for you to jump on board. I’m sure your local comic store can get the back issues for you, and if they can’t, you can always catch up by reading the trade paperbacks. But, let’s talk about this issue which would’ve made a really great episode of the original series, although as a comic it’s very well done. Author Jim McCann knows exactly what elements go into an excellent Star Trek story and he uses all of them. You get an intriguing mystery, adventure, an unsolvable problem, and crew members in danger, Not only that, but we get a visit from an old “friend” of the Enterprise and as always, a very suspenseful last page. The story is perfectly timed, as there’s a planet being ravaged by a pandemic and at the same time, there’s widespread panic and violence. I know, why would you want to read a comic about 2020 when we just get out of it? Because it’s a heck of a lot more entertaining when the crew of the Enterprise is tackling the problems vs us doing it.
The art by the always fantastic Angel Hernandez is great as usual. He really knows how to portray action with still images on the page. Likenesses are on point, and Hernandez has a talent for designing things that look like they belong perfectly into the Star Trek universe. Not only has Hernandez put out a great Star Trek comic, but he’s also put out a great comic, period.
Like I said, not only a great Star Trek comic but a great comic period. Pick this one up!!
Star Trek Year Five #18: Oh No, Not Again!!!!
Writing - 7/107/10
Storyline - 7/107/10
Art - 7/107/10
Color - 9/109/10
Cover Art - 9/109/10
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