Title: Star Trek: New Visions: “Isolation” #20
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: John Byrne
Artist: John Byrne (Photomontage)
Cover Artist: John Byrne (Photomontage)
John Byrne continues his photomontage series with issue 20. We have also learned that issue 24 will be that last in the Byrne’s run on Visions, which could complete Byrne’s publishing career or hopefully be something bigger. Regardless of the fate of Mr. Byrne, the crew of the Enterprise finds itself in another situation that is out of this world. Each member of the crew finds themselves suddenly alone on the bridge with no normal means of escape. Points of the their memories are pulled from their minds and made real. Kirk sees Edith Keeler (Joan Collins), Kang, and the Gorn. It’s a nice flashback to what is already a solid return to the past. The cause of this story ends up creating a huge challenge for Spock and McCoy, which ends up proving to be his undoing. It’s all the additional interactions between the crew makes this story very much interesting and fun. The back up story gives us a little insight into the possible creation of the holo-deck. It’s truly clever how Byrne puts it together. The book also provides a look forward to the next story which we whole heartily drop our 8 bucks to add to the Byrne collection.