Star Trek: Discovery #1: Capsule Review


Title: Star Trek: Discovery #1 

Publisher: IDW Publishing

Writer: Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson

Artist: Tony Shasteen 

Colorist: J.D. Mettler

Letterer: And World Design

Cover: Tony Shasteen; J.K. Woodward; Declan Shavley

Review: ★★★★☆

If you’re not up on your Star Trek then here’s the scoop. Star Trek Discovery is the new series by CBS Studios. You can only watch it on CBC All Access. The story takes place 10 years before the rebooted series by JJ Abrams. It’s a show that I would recommend to anyone, except it’s Mature rated so have caution. The comic actually goes into the back story of some of the new Klingons that we’ve been introduced to on the show. This is T’Kuvma’s back story more specifically. He is the main Klingon on the “ship of the dead”. You have to watch the show to understand this bizarre trait of the ship. The Klingons are presented as a proud race that happens to failing in their culture. The writers do an excellent of showing how this affects our story’s subject. T’Kuvma is one Klingon that has to learn the ways of Kahless and this path. The story is interesting if you’re a fan of the show. It gave me enough to read through it. If you haven’t seen any of Discovery then you might be disappointed because this is all about the Klingons. The art is solid;  the actors face come out through the illustrations. I would recommend this to anyone interested to see the Klingon side of Star Trek otherwise watch the show and understand that these are not your father’s Klingons.

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