In Review: Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek #1 (of 4)

From the mighty pen of acclaimed Cyborg writer Morgan Hampton comes a new four-part miniseries spinning out of IDW’s Eisner-nominated Star Trek series and fan favorite Star Trek: Defiant series!
Sons

Synopsis: Sons of Star Trek takes place In the aftermath of Kahless’ harrowing Day of Blood, Jake Sisko struggles to find his place in the universe now that his family has been reunited and his father, Benjamin Sisko, has once again saved the galaxy. Meanwhile, Alexander Rozhenko is recovering mentally and emotionally from his time as one of Kahless’ devout followers. Although his father, Worf, was able to break him away from the Red Path cult, Alexander is haunted by his actions during the bloody coup and is unsure of his ability to atone for the devastation he caused. Jake and Alexander find their stories intertwined as they’re thrust into an alternate universe where they followed their father’s footsteps into Starfleet stardom. As officers aboard the U.S.S. Avery, Jake and Alexander encounter alternate versions of other children of Starfleet legends who show them they all may have a bit more in common than it would seem.

 

The Story

While preparing to celebrate his sister’s birthday. Jake and Nog discuss with Benjamin Sisko about their futures. Jake is going to a school to hone his writing while Nog will serve his first tour of duty as an officer on the USS Burton. However, both young men are at a crossroads and are still trying to figure out their place in the Universe. Jake feels that his future is in journalism as he feels that can have more impact than fiction. To that end, he seeks to interview Alexander Rozhenko and ask why he joined the Red Path. Meanwhile, Nog is worried that he will never fit in at Starfleet.

When Jake and Nog go to visit Alexander to interview him they get a bit more than they were hoping for when the son of Q shows up and uses his ability to move Jake, Nog, and Alexander into an alternate universe where they are all new recruits on board a Federation Starship that is fighting a war with The Breen. This ship seems to be staffed by some familiar faces from the Trek universe and Jake is both surprised and horrified at who is the ship’s Captain.

 

The Artwork

Angel Hernandez and  Nick Filardi do a solid job on the artwork. The panels where Jake and Nog visit Alexander and the three young men’s reaction when they encounter Q’s son is captured really well. Also, the likenesses of all the characters that Jake and the boys meet on their new ship are captured nicely—especially Marriner who is pretty much the ship’s executive officer. 

 

Overall

This is a really strong beginning for a story that truly follows Star Trek’s next generation with the sons of some of Trek’s most iconic characters getting some time in the spotlight. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

9.7
Star Trek: Sons of Star Trek #1 (of 4)
  • Covers
    9.4
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • 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. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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