In Review: Star Trek: Holo-Ween #1 (of 4)

Star Trek: Holo-Ween brings horror to the worlds of Star Trek in a special four-week-long event that sees Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise take to celebrating Halloween
Holo-Ween

Synopsis: Star Trek: Holo-Ween brings horror to the worlds of Star Trek in a special four-week-long event that sees Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise take to celebrating Halloween to reset the mood. But while the Earth holiday involves sweet treats and other festivities, they soon learn that fear is in season when crew members begin to go missing one by one.

 

The Story

As the crew prepares for a Halloween party in order to blow off some steam from a previous mission. Their plans get scuppered when two crew members go missing on the holodeck. Concerned that this may be a weakness to do with the ship’s internal sensors as a result of their previous mission. Captain Picard orders an investigation, but as Worf starts to investigate. Crewmembers begin to disappear at an alarming rate. Things come to a head when Picard and his crew realize that they are dealing with an entity that is known to them and their first task is to lockdown the ship’s crew and try and get control of the situation before the crew’s fears begin to surface and thus create a truly awesome feeding ground for the mysterious Entity that they must face.

 

The Artwork

Joe Eisma pulls off some wonderful visuals for this book. The form of the entity Redjac who fans will remember from the Original Series episode ‘Wolf In The Fold’ is particularly well represented. But for me it’s the visual of Data as a simulacrum of Frankenstein’s monster that is particularly fun to see as a visual. Eisma really goes to town with the horror themes of this comic. I’m looking forward to seeing what this artist comes up with for issue two, which will be out next week.

 

Overall

Holo-Ween gets off to a really strong start with a story that immediately grips you and has you wondering what is going to happen from one page to the next. Christopher Sequeira’s idea to resurrect Redjac as the villain for this book is a good one as he is an enemy that can be horrific and fun in equal measure and his ties to Jack the Ripper only add to the fun.

9.2
Star Trek: Holo-Ween #1 (of 4)
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    8.7
  • Artwork
    9.5
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • 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
One Comment
  • chrissequeira
    7 October 2023 at 8:33 am -

    Thank you for the kind review. Christopher Sequeira

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