From IDW Comics and the creative mind of John Byrne, the Star Trek New Visions photo novels/comics continue to be very fun, creative and quite well done classic Star Trek stories, which look and feel like original lost episodes.
Interestingly, both the stories and photomontage work is done entirely by John Byrne who is an absolutely well-known and respected comic book illustrator, whose love and passion for Star Trek has enabled him to create a very good and in demand Star Trek line of photomontage comic stories for IDW Comics.
This latest issue focuses on two characters from Captain Kirk and the Enterprise’s past, Harry Mudd and Captain Tracey in ‘Made out of Mudd’. Fans of the classic Trek series will recall Harry Mudd’s character featured in two fun episodes ‘I Mudd’ and ‘Mudd’s Women’ as well as rogue starfleet Captain Ron Tracey in ‘The Omega Glory’.
‘Made out of Mudd’ is a smart story which finds Captain Tracey seeking revenge on both Captain Kirk and the Federation by forcefully recruiting Harry Mudd in a scheme which turns Mudd into a Kirk doppelganger. The story has fun twists and ingenious photo manipulated images from the Classic Trek episodes, which could take the Federation and Klingon Empire to war once more.
While the price of these Photo comics is $7.99, the work and thought put into these stories is easily worth it and a must read for all classic Star trek fans.
Written By: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, as well as a science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and the H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently serves in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator for Osceola County, and also sits on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Osceola County, with a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit Tye on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest, as well as at www.thelightersideofscifi.com. You can also send him your thoughts and story/article ideas to [email protected].