Star Trek: Year 5 returns to the world of Sigma Iotia II full of gangsters! Check out issue #4 today!
The documentary film Remembering Leonard Nimoy is an intimate journey into Leonard Nimoy's life, legacy and his personal battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is screening for free later this month at Joseph B. Martin Conference Center in Boston on November 29th.
Actor, director and educator LeVar Burton joins us today to talk about storytelling, Season 4 of LeVar Burton Reads and what to expect at his live show at The Wilbur on Friday.
When is Disco Back? Need IT! Tiding us over is the Star Trek: Discovery Annual #1 starring heartthrob Lt. Stamets waging his own war against the Klingons!
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Sherlock with Cumberbatch is probably the greatest show ever, and what could be better than Japanese Manga versions of Sherlock written by Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss. Available in the States and the UK for the first time ever! … The greatest pilot in the galaxy (and his pal BB-8) Poe Dameron hits with #3 this week. If you want to make an omelette, you may need to break a few highly revered holy eggs! … It is Kirk v The Klingons in Star Trek Manifest Destiny #4 of 4. 50 years of Trek? So Wow! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.
It has been nearly a year since we lost Boston’s Vulcan son Leonard Nimoy to the great expanse. IDW celebrates Spock in Star Trek #55 - Legacy of Spock part 1 of 4. … Nathan Edmondson’s Red Wolf #4 from Marvel puts a Native American chief from the old west town of Timely into modern day Santa Rosa as desert travelers emerge from the shadows. … Jupiter’s Circle Vol. 2 #4 introduces a new villain! From mastermind Mark Millar (Kingsmen: Secret Service, Kick-Ass). Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.
Something about this movie coming out this week getting everyone’s wizard robes in a bunch! The Darth Vader Annual #1 will give you something to read in line when Fox News shows you getting ready for the thing at 7pm Thursday. Take your first step into a larger world. Mark Millar’s (Kick-Ass, Kingsmen: Secret Service) Huck #2 is the story of a quiet but very sincere superhero, now getting some unwanted attention from the media. …Star Trek Academy #1 might stand a fighting change against the other franchise as we learn more about students joining Starfleet! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.
Peter Milligan (Shade the Changing Man) returns to Vertigo with a new #1 for New Romancer. It’s Lord Byron meets Tinder in this comic’s app economy. BKV’s We Stand on Guard #6 concludes the Canadian Cold War season, but is it really the end for the Tim Horton v the Dunkin Donuts crowd? Star Trek / Green Lantern #6 concludes as Starfleet teams up with the Corps to defeat the galaxy’s greatest threat! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.
IDW Publishing takes over Triple Shot with as many big phasers and constructs as there are handguns.
That is to say, you’ve heard us gush at the Star Trek and Green Lantern crossover but the publisher’s connections withComics Experience bring Tet to print and independent creator-owned titles like Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener’sAtomic Robo keep the independent spirit alive among a sea of licenses.
Our friend Paul Allor (TMNT, G.I.Joe) sent FOG! an advance copy of his latest,Tet #1, out today from IDW in association with Andy Schmidt’s Comics Experience class.
Paul is a comics professional with some great titles under his belt, but also he is a crucial part of the community and staff over at Comics Experience. His title is Pro Critique Provider, helping would-be creators develop scripts and gives students much needed feedback as a professional that has worked with publishers.
Tet is a murder mystery set during the Tet Offensive, one of the key campaigns in the Vietnam War.
Much like Marvel ‘80s books The ‘Nam and flashbacks in Classic G.I.Joe, Tet offers a look at the war from the soldier’s perspective.
This book satisfies a lot of checkmarks for an interesting war tale. Romance, a murder mystery and a team up with U.S. soldiers and local authorities to solve said mystery. Of course the new partners don’t get along.
I’m compelled to recommend this issue. Tet is different than Allor’s other work and in my opinion, shows his growth as a writer. Setting the story in the Vietnam War gives a gritty backdrop to the mystery and allows for some great dialogue work.
Much praise to Paul Tucker’s realistic art, in the vein of David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One style as an easy comparison.
I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the story and recommending the trade. Tet runs four issues.
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COMICS You put your ring in my bridge! You got your nacelles in my lantern! It’s too good to be true as the Federation meets the Corps in the anticipated Star Trek Green Lantern #1 - The Spectrum War! Set your Phasers to Construct! … Without Will Eisner we wouldn’t have graphic novels, hence we’d have no fun at all. Here’s to many years of Denny Colt in Will Eisner’s The Spirit A Celebration Of 75 Years. …”Lando’s not a system, he’s a comic” might be the most predictable comics pitch yet, but hey, its true. Lando #1 expands the Marvel/Disney/Star Wars Universe. Punch it! … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!
Our pal Ben Templesmith releases Squidder #1 from IDW for all of your tentacle needs! You remember him from 44 Flood Kickstarter, right? … The Supers may be saving our asses from harm but their blood may hold the cure for cancer. An undertaker is convinced to help out his delinquent brother to get superhuman DNA in Black Market #1 from Frank J. Barberie and Victor Santos at Boom! … “Trust me, I’m The Doctor”, Star Trek’s medical all-stars are in ST: Flesh and Stone one shot focussing on Starfleet Medical from McCoy to Crusher and EMH! … Picks this week from the All-New LeaguePodcast.com.
Archie comics are Undead! When Sabrina resurrects Hot Dog with a spooky spell, she kicks off a zombie outbreak! Amazing art by Francesco Francavilla on this Walking Dead meets Riverdale trade paperback, Afterlife with Archie Vol. 1. …Trekkies rejoice, Harlan Ellison’s Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever #1 gets the originally intended version of the teleplay from IDW in comic form. …Master Kazuo Koike returns with an all new version of New Lone Wolf and Cub Vol. 1, continuing the classic samurai title. Picks this week from League Podcast.com.
Aric of Dacia has returned to Romania to conquer the world! Toyo Harada has assembled an army to defeat X-O Manowar in the epic crossover and Valiant Universe jumping on point, Unity #1! Valiant’s first super-team! … Boston Comic Con guest Amy Reeder has been impressing everyone with her Image title about time traveling teenage detective Rocket Girl, and Issue #2 is out today! … Following up the spectacular Star Trek: Into Darkness is the official origin of Khan from IDW. Issue #2 reveals the Eugenics Wars for the first time ever! A must read for Trek fans. Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com!
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The Klingons pick up from where Star Trek: Into Darkness left off, Miles is back in the mask in Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, and the girls take on Mojo Jojo as The Powerpuff Girls return to comics.
On the ComiXology store, vigilante investigator The Journals of Rohauser #1 awaits you.
STAR TREK #25
WRITER: Mike Johnson
ART: Erfan Fajar
Publication Date: September 25, 2013
Publisher: IDW Comics
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One thing we didn’t get enough of in Star Trek: Into Darkness was Klingons! Sure, they showed up with Bat’leth and we got a cool fight scene, but that wasn’t enough.
On Khitomer the Kilingon are setting up base when Romulans attack. Kirk and new crew mates are caught in the middle of this age old conflict before heading out on to the Enterprise’s five year mission.
Mike Johnson writes with the aid of Roberto Orci to continue the new Star Trek universe beyond the screen. Fajar’s art style fits, drawing accurate portrayals of the new cast and some very mean looking Klingons.
Of note, two characters make their way onto the Enterprise bridge in this issue, Sulu’s sister Yuki and another formidable female, Carol Marcus from the second movie. We hope to see both of these ladies on the screen and in the pages of Star Trek in the days to come. Technician Yuki Sulu wears a read tunic, we pray for her safe survival in this, The Khitomer Conflict, part 1 of 4.
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Move over Battle Royale and the toxophilite Hunger Games, we’re trapping Darkhawk, The Runaways and Avengers Academy students on an island in Avengers Arena #1. Well played, Marvel Now!. … Stark Drones are after Tony, but luckily Ultimate War Machine is there to shoot those robots out of the sky in the 3rd issue of a four issue limited series Ultimate Comics Iron Man. Learn more about Howard Stark and the evil Mandarin in Marvel’s Ultimate Universe—the first two issues are great! We were there, reporting Live at the IDW Publishing panel at New York Comic Con in October when we heard the gasps and applause for the announcement of Star Trek Newspaper Strip Vol. 01. All phasers on stun, can you imagine if there was an Into Darkness comic strip in the paper these days? Khan you? … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.
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As part of our obsessive completist series here at Earth Prime Time, we fill in the time gap from a computer-less week with coverage of the first annual Rhode Island Comic Con (November 3-4, 2012). I was asked to moderate my first panel at a comic book convention with actor John de Lancie, best known to Star Trek: The Next Generation fans as the mischievous villain Q and to Bronies as Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Fortunately for all involved, right before the panel, Forces Of Geek editor-in-chief Stefan Blitzinformed me that my ‘moderation’ was now to be downgraded to ‘introducing John and sitting next to him’. John is an engaging speaker and has spoken to hundreds of audiences in his time. He didn’t need my help up there. Self-doubt and nervous energy had already pervaded my senses just as the 11AM Red Bull started taking effect.
Somehow, I just knew that my 12 plus hours of Netflix ‘research’ and my 10 questions for an actor of John’s caliber were not good enough.
Well, not good enough in comparison to the questions his die-hard fans would have for him. I was still busy revising my queries on I-95 just minutes before.
I was showered, caffeinated and a strange combination of unprepared and over prepared.
In the panel room we delayed the start of the talk to allow more people an opportunity to get inside. The line outside was long as first-time convention volunteers attempted to process hundreds ofBrowncoats, Jedi, Finns and Fionnas. Day 1 of Rhode Island Comic Con was off to a slow start but there were already over 30 people here for John De Lancie’s panel. Snacking on a convention breakfast of leftover M&Ms, I broke out my 2007 White MacBook to take a final look at my questions. I was confronted by the gray Mac Screen of Death and Matrix digital rain. I’d seen it before. This was a gasp, a final plea from ol’ Lappy to for me to say ‘goodbye’ to her just one last time.
For some reason when it was time to go on to the dais, I brought her with me.
“Maybe Q can fix my computer”, I must have thought. Nay. No snapping of fingers could fix the logic board.
John did pick her up, though. Using her as a prop and coaster for his coffee was a right send off for the old bird.
Was I disappointed that I didn’t get to ask my all of my questions? The answer is unequivocally “No.” I got to sit back and listen to John with best seat in the house.
Below, please check out the full hour of John de Lancie (also Donald Margolis on Breaking Bad, Eugene Bradford on Days of Our Lives, Frank Simmons from Stargate: SG-1) discussing his craft, music, writing and his involvement with BronyCon: The Documentary.
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Punisher, in space, fighting the Hulk in Space Punisher #2. As Smilin’ Stan would say, ‘Nuff Said. Are you a Trekkie? We encourage you to move from streaming Netflix to picking up some of these awesome IDW Star Trek comics to explore new worlds. This week, Captains Picard and Janeway are highlighted in the giant sized 100 page Summer Spectaular! Blind lawyer Matt Murdock and longtime partner Foggy are on the outs, but husband and wife pop cartoonists the Allreds are on the ins. Mike Allred and colorist Laura join Mark Waid on his lucent version of the usually gloomy hero Daredevil vs. Stilt-Man in issue #17. … Picks this week from LeaguePodcast.com.
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The 2013 Star Trek sequel has wrapped filming but there is more to see in the JJ Abrams Trek timeline while we boldly wait for a release date.
The Boston Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup group had a hand in selling out Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday to wrap up Season 7 of the theatre’s Science on Screen series with Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Before the screening of the scratchy print, NOAA‘s Dr. David Wiley educated the audience on his research on humpback whales in Stellwagen Bank and how the magnificent creatures use their flukes to create giant splashes to trap dinner.
We trapped our own meal—fruit roll-ups from the concession stand and Cokes. Just like when we first saw the film in 1986.
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