(I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Although I’m not quite as knowledgeable about the DC universe as I am about the Marvel one, I have seen both of the rebooted Star Trek movies… so I felt that I at least knew one of the universes very well. And I felt that it was a really intriguing idea for a crossover.
I thought there was a good precedent for there to be parallel universes, considering the crew of the Enterprise and their relationship to the original versions of themselves.
I thought it was interesting to see the crew members of the Enterprise who were chosen by the rings to become Lanterns, though the ‘bad’ colours were a bit harder to engage with. Towards the end of the comic book, though, it was good to see how some of the enemies had to join forces to defeat the main bad guy.
I did like being able to see Spock and Kirk’s friendship and their interactions together. It was interesting to see that both groups had no idea about anything to do with the other… and I would have liked to see some more of how the two worlds differed to each other.
Although I did like the artwork mostly, I found some aspects of it to be a bit lifeless. When the characters were standing still, for instance, there was little in the way of body language… so I found their faces easier to read, rather than the positions they stood in.
I would have liked to see more of the personalities of the original Lanterns. It was good to see Hal and Kirk interacting together, but I would have liked to see something of Uhura and her counterpart.
I did think that there were some really creepy aspects to this comic book, like when the dead were brought back to life. There were a couple of surprises in the comic book… but there was one particular thing that I did see coming.
In the future, I would be interested in reading more comic books set in this universe. It would be good to see more of how the Lanterns have to work together and what future threats they might face.