Star Trek #58 Capsule Review

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Title:  Star Trek #58

Publisher:  IDW Publishing

Writer:  Mike Johnson

Artist:  Tony Shasteen

Colorist:  Davide Mastrolonardo

Letterer:  Neil Uyetake

Covers:  Tony Shasteen;  J.K. Woodward

Review:  ★★★☆☆

IDW wraps up the Legacy of Spock arc in Star Trek this week which serves as a fantastic, even if a bit late, final tribute to Leonard Nimoy.  Things are looking bleak for the Vulcans once again as the Romulan Empire brings their full military might, and the leftover red matter, to  finish their enemies once and for all.  While it really does work as a great tribute that doesn’t mean this issue doesn’t have several problems.  The Vulcans still are distrustful of Spock and unwilling to listen to him, even in matters as simple as contacting Starfleet for help.  To finally win over their trust, he performs a mind meld.  Why didn’t he offer to do this previously, before he was exiled?  Then, the only thing that saved the Vulcans in the end was a faster and worse change of heart than what happened in Batman vs Superman:  Dawn of Justice.  All in all it felt like bit of an illogical wrap.  Still, there is no denying how great it is to see Nimoy as Spock one last time.  The main story had issues, but the last few pages can’t help but make you smile for a heartwarming goodbye.

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