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Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1

October 31, 2011

Writer: Chris Roberson
Pencils:
Jeffrey Moy
Inks:
Philip Moy
Colorist:
Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letterer:
Robbie Robbins
Cover Artist:
Phil Jimenez
Editor:
Chris Ryall
Publisher:
IDW Publishing/DC Comics

In the 23rd Century, the planet Earth has become the seat of the Imperial Planets, a powerful force that sets out to subjugate any race that doesn’t join it. But that’s just the future of one universe. In another 23rd Century, the United Federation of Planets is a peaceful organization that explores the stars, and in a third world’s 30th century, the United Planets are defended by the valiant Legion of Super-Heroes, In the first issue of this awesome crossover, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise are tossed to an alternate world, one that melds elements of their own universe with that of the Legion. Meanwhile, Cosmic Boy and a team of Legionnaires, attempting time travel, are dropped into the same alternate 23rd century. The question of how the two groups of heroes arrived there and why the world has changed around them hangs in the air, but the first question is one of survival. This book is fun on so many levels. First of all, just seeing these two groups of science fiction legends thrust together is a lot of fun, even if they don’t actually interact yet in this issue. It’s also fun to examine the strange, blended universe Chris Roberson has constructed. DCU fans and Trekkers alike will find elements of their universes clipped together like some sort of twisted jigsaw, which (let’s be honest here) is the sort of thing we geeks always love to do. Jeffrey Moy and Philip Moy give us good depictions of both groups, making them look fairly natural together, although the Phil Jimenez cover really makes you wish you could see him do a full story with these groups some time.

Rating: 9/10

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