In Review: Star Trek: Boldly Go #5

This special issue of the Boldly Go comic book gives us the back story to Jaylah the break out character from last summers Star Trek Beyond.

Review: This special issue of the Boldly Go comic book gives us the back story to Jaylah the break out character from last summers Star Trek Beyond.

The issue starts with Jaylah and her father on the run from Krall on the planet. Then the story hops back to Jaylah and her sister Teelah with their father planning an escape from Krall’s prison. Then it jumps back to Jaylah and her family discovering the planet and having their ship torn apart by Krall.

It’s a fantastic issue which follows Jaylah all the way back to her birth and then ends with Jaylah in her Starfleet uniform making ready to start her new career as a starfleet officer.

There are a few key points that we learn about her race, but we still do not know what race she is from. What we do know is they are born in space and are traders and explorers.

This comic although a one shot. Felt more like the beginning of something.

I know that a lot of fans felt Jaylah was the break out character of Star Trek Beyond. And this one off story illustrates her appeal. I’d love to see this story continued in a mini series documenting Jaylah’s time at the academy.

Mike Johnson is vary sparse with his words in this issue, which works well because Tony Shasteen’s artwork illustrates the love Jaylah had for family along with the loss, fear and anxiety of loneliness.

I thought Shasteen’s drawing of Krall and his ships tearing apart Jaylah’s family ship was really well done and captures some of the cinematic qualities of the movie.

I have to admit. I was late to reading and reviewing this issue because of a lot of real life stuff getting in the way, but am glad I found the time because this issue deserves a look. Especially if you are fan that wants to learn some of Jaylah’s backstory.

9.7
Star Trek Boldly Go #5
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    10
  • Art Work
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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