Star Trek – Boldly Does Comics

Star Trek Comic Review

Star Trek – Boldly Go: Volume 1

This graphic novel starts out where the last Star Trek movie left off. With the Enterprise destroyed in the events of Star Trek Beyond, the members of her crew are spread out throughout the galaxy. Captain Kirk is in temporary command of the Endeavour; Sulu is serving as First Officer on the Concord; and Spock and Uhura are on leave seeing to affairs on New Vulcan. Of course, things happen in this book that bring them all back together.

I like the way comics can continue and extend what happens in the movies. The old DC title was great at doing that in the 1990s and this IDW series has taken a page from that success.

At first, I was a bit taken aback by the fact that the Borg are the villains in this book. Even in this altered timeline, first contact with the Borg should be over a hundred years away. However, the writers cleverly explained why they show up now in the Kelvin timeline.

Checkov is alive and well in the comics, which is nice to see. I wonder how they will address the death of the actor who played him in the movies. I think it would be respectful to write his death into the film somehow. Jaylah could easily take his place at the helm. She was great in the last film and I would love to see more of her.

I would also love to see more of this story line. I think Boldly Go is off to a great start. We just need to get everyone reunited on a new Enterprise. And that, of course, will happen. It has to.

My List of 2018 Reads – still have more books I read this year to include. This may have to bleed over into January.