Sunday, July 5, 2015
Star Trek: New Visions Volume 2
author: John Byrne
average rating: 3.08
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/07/05
date added: 2015/07/05
'Star Trek: New Visions Volume 2' by John Byrne brings us new tales of the original series. That's good. It does it in a "unique" photomontage style that takes some gettin used to. That might be bad.
This volume collects 3 longer stories, and a short one. in the first story, Kirk is found sneaking around Starfleet and arrested, but it turns out that it might not be Kirk at all. When Harry Mudd shows up and another old nemesis, it might even lead to a showdown with the Klingons.
The second story is my favorite because it interposes the Captain Pike crew and the Captain Kirk one. A mysterious vessel shows up and crew members are disappearing. Scotty and Spock have seen this before, but can they stop it again?
The third longer story is a kind of spin off of the Norman Spinrad story (and episode) called 'The Doomsday Machine.' The events take place shortly after the events on the show. A new force shows up that threatens the Enterprise and her crew and they have to find a way to disable it.
The stories were pretty good and I enjoyed them all. The photomontage takes some getting used to. The stories are a combination of cut and pasted photos from the original series on digital backgrounds. Sometimes it works better than other times. Sometimes it seems like a bad Photoshop job. There were photomontage books at the time of the original series, and I remember them, so I appreciate what was done here, but it did take some getting used to.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, IDW Publishing, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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