In Review: Star Trek: Prelude to Day of Blood

To boldly go, join us for the exclusive prelude to IDW's FIRST Star Trek Summer Crossover Event as STAR TREK and STAR TREK: DEFIANT collide in STAR TREK: DAY OF BLOOD!
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Synopsis: To boldly go, join us for the exclusive prelude to IDW’s FIRST Star Trek Summer Crossover Event as STAR TREK and STAR TREK: DEFIANT collide in STAR TREK: DAY OF BLOOD! But that’s not all! Join the crew of STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS as they take to the holodeck, enjoying some much-needed recreational time—until a bloodthirsty visitor joins in on their games…

 

The Story

When Captain Meyerson and his Klingon friend Valker pay a visit to the Klingon Homeworld. They wind up watching a rousing speech about the Red Path in which the story of Kahless gets retold. By the end of the speech, all hell breaks loose and The Captain, who was raised to hate Klingons by his father finds himself in the middle of the outbreak of a civil war. Just before he is able to beam back to his ship. His Klingon friend Valker reveals himself to be Alexander the son of legendary Starfleet Officer Worf. The first Klingon to serve in Starfleet.

 

The Artwork

Mike Feehan and  Chris Fenoglio do a great job of capturing the mood with their art. The panels that take place on The Klingon Homeworld put me in mind of various scenes in movies and TV Mini-series that have seen over the years of political rallies in which the crowd is riled up to support their cause. The art team does a great job of capturing the micro-expressions on the various Klingon faces in the crowd as a fuse is gradually lit by the Klingon orator. The panel where Alexander reveals himself to Captain Meyerson is brilliantly done and sets things up beautifully for the final few pages.

 

Overall

This prelude does a wonderful job of adding more layers to a story arc that was started a few months back in the regular ongoing Star Trek comics series. I look forward to reading the first official issue next week to see how it will cross over with the new Defiant book as well as the other Star Trek comic titles that I buy.

 

 

9.1
Star Trek: Prelude to Day of Blood
  • Covers
    7.5
  • Story
    9.0
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

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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