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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Comic Book Review: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy by Mike Johnson & Ryan Parrott, Illustrated by Derek Charm




Title: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Series: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #1 - #5
Authors:  Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott
Illustrator: Derek Charm
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication Date: August 02, 2016
Pages: 120
Genres: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels
Source: ARC from publisher
Rating: 4 out of 5

I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis
A bold new chapter for STAR TREK begins here, in an all-new series that shows you what life is like for cadets at the galaxy's greatest school! Witness the student days of the iconic cast before they joined the Enterprise! Plus, meet an all-new group of students as they embark on bold new adventures of their own! The first new characters in the STAR TREK movie universe make their mark here.

My Review
I walked into this one not knowing what to expect. I am glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. One of the things that first drew me into this, other than the fact that it was a Star Trek series, is the beauty of the cover. The colors are glorious. All of the illustrations in this are gorgeous and the colors chosen make things pop out at you. I was greatly impressed by the illustration style. The story was also quite compelling. I liked the two different sets of characters. There are the well known characters, and there is a new group of students from Starfleet Academy. I loved how both stories intertwined to make a great little story. There was mystery, intrigue, and excellent continuity. Combined with the beautiful illustrations it was fantastic. While the story was not overly involved and didn't exactly blow my mind, it was an excellent read and a great use of my free time. It is a lovely read for Trekkies and I would recommend this to fans of science fiction as well. I think anyone that reads this will enjoy it immensely. 

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