In Review: Star Trek (2022-) #1

It’s stardate 2378, and Benjamin Sisko has finally returned from the Bajoran Wormhole omnipotent—but his godhood is failing with every minute.
Star Trek

Synopsis: IDW kicks off a new series of Star Trek comics and this first issue picks up after the series finale of DS9. It’s stardate 2378, and Benjamin Sisko has finally returned from the Bajoran Wormhole omnipotent—but his godhood is failing with every minute. Sent by the Prophets on a mission to the deepest parts of space aboard the U.S.S. Theseus, he witnesses the unthinkable: someone is killing the gods. And only Sisko and his motley crew of Starfleet members from every era of Trek can stop them.

 

The Story

It has been three years since the war with The Dominion came to an end and Captain Benjamin Sisko disappeared into the Wormhole where he joined the Bajoran Gods. Meanwhile, on Deep Space Nine life has continued at a normal pace and Jake Sisko has just had another rejection letter for one of his articles about the War. He is very much missing his father and longs for his return. He is about to get his wish.

Feeling threatened by an unknown enemy. The Bajoran Prophets have revived Captain Sisko and sent him back to DS9. His mission is to seek out what is threatening the Gods and deal with it. But to do so he will need a ship and a crew. To that end, Captain Jean Luc Picard calls in a favor and gets Sisko to command an experimental Starship, which has been designed and maintained by a legendary Starfleet engineer.

 

The Artwork

Ramon Rosanas presents some really cool artwork that opens up this issue. I particularly loved his interpretation of the Crystalline Entities that we see toward the end of the book. But also loved the image of Data standing in a doorway with a cat carrier containing Spot.

 

Overall

Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing have come up with an interesting story here and gotten it off to a solid beginning. I really liked how well they captured Sisko’s ongoing dialogue with The Prophets at the start of the book as he is waking up and returning to normal time. I also enjoyed how well-used the other Star Trek characters were. Data being Sisko’s first officer is a nice touch. But it was also fun to see Lieutenant Paris on the Bridge again. But best of all is having Scotty as the ship’s engineer.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this story plays out over the next few issues.

9.3
Star Trek #1
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    9.0
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.5

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. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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