(I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
This comic book was quite a short one, but I found it really intriguing to read. It was nice to see the crew from the newer Star Trek movies used and I thought it was good to see them on one of their first missions… though I couldn’t help but feel some sympathy for Bones, considering the people he helped deliver the baby for were actually quite ungrateful. (Though I have to say, I was quite confused about exactly what was going on with the delivery of the baby, as it didn’t seem to be a normal one at all).
I liked being able to see something of the Klingon culture at the beginning of the comic, even though there wasn’t a lot in the way of character development. It was interesting to see the conflicts between the leader and one of his ‘commanders’, but there wasn’t much in the way of character development of the others.
While it was good to see some of the characters I recognised in the landing party, I did notice that one of those who went with them was someone I didn’t know and had no emotional connection with… so when things went rough, I actually didn’t care about what happened to him. I did, however, like seeing that Bones was actually quite capable of defending himself… and he had quite a good one-liner towards the end of this comic segment.
I thought the artwork was good and it was nice that there was a lot of visual imagery and nothing in the way of exposition, even though it might have been good to see a bit more background as to what had happened beforehand.
The close-ups of the characters looked really good and I did think there was some tension in the comic. I found it quick and easy to read, even though I thought it was a bit too short and I would have liked to see a bit more of the Starfleet crew interacting with the Klingons.
I did want to see more of the storyline and it was a bit annoying that the comic ended on a cliffhanger. I’d like to read more issues of this in the future.