Publisher: IDW Publishing
Story: Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott
Art: Angel Hernandez, Esther Sanz
Release Date: 20th April 2016
Umm… so this was meant to be my review of Star Trek: Manifest Destiny #1, but it turns out the “Neat, the cover text is in Klingon!” variant I bought is actually a “The entirety of this comic is in Klingon, f*ck you for choosing French in school!” variant.
So… the art is nice. Angel Hernandez captures nice and expressive likenesses, and really sells the brutality of the Klingons in action. Especially impressive is the fact that the Klingons are distinguishable from each other (something which comes in extremely helpful when you can’t understand a word anyone, even the humans, are saying).
The story is (or, seems to be) based around a territorial dispute between the Klingons and an alien race, backed by the Federation. This is good background for the coming Klingon war expected to be covered in Star Trek Beyond, and it’s great to see the comics leading the charge on these ideas. I certainly hope the dialogue was as exciting as I imagine, and filled with the kind of political drama such a situation would engender.
Sadly, I can’t really offer much more than that for the time being, but I will likely come back to update this review once I have hopefully exchanged my copy back at Forbidden Planet, surreptitiously or otherwise…
The Writer of this piece was: Andrew Stevens
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