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Review – Star Trek #44 (IDW Publishing)

ST-movieII44-coverPublisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Tony Shasteen
Release Date: 15th April, 2015

Quick and dirty review for Star Trek #44 here!

Eurydice Part 2 continues the solid storytelling and art direction from Part 1. What Part 2 brings, on top of the solid framework that Part 1 set out, is some trippy transportation artwork from Shasteen and the best joke Johnson has ever written, making great use of Captain Kirk’s reputation as a ladykiller to great effect. 

Shasteen also treats us to a fantastic two-page spread of the Enterprise being towed into the dark market, showing that he really knows how to make this comic look as cinematic as possible. The dark market also provides Shasteen the opportunity to give us his best Guillermo Del Toro, with more unique aliens crammed into one page than I have ever seen before. 

Johnson also brings the crew of the rebooted Enterprise into conflict with a very old-Trek kind of villain, one obsessed with a single facet of life and composed of a thousand bloody tentacles. It’s great to see the tropes of old Star Trek making their way into stories based in the new continuity. 

Rating: 4/5.


ASavThe Writer of this piece was: Andrew Stevens
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