Review Brew: Star Trek: Boldly Go #11
Star Trek: Boldly Go #11
Writer: Mike Johnson
Art: Megan Levens
Colors: Marissa Louise
Letters: AndWorld Design
Editor: Sarah Gaydos
Back in 2009, J.J. Abrams brought Star Trek back to theaters with a very successful reboot that spawned two sequels with Star Trek: Into Darkness and Star Trek: Beyond. Dovetailing off of the success publisher IDW decided to launch not one but two comic book series that continued the adventures of the crew from the Kelvin timeline. The first series ended last year at issue 50 and later on towards the 50th anniversary of Star Trek readers received a new series with Star Trek: Boldly Go. Star Trek: Boldly Go is a direct sequel to Star Trek: Beyond.
In Boldly Go #11, Captain Kirk is on temporary assignment aboard the U.S.S. Endeavour (designated NCC-1805) which is on a routine mission of exploration when they are hailed by Thalia. Thalia is the daughter of a woman from Kirk’s days at Starfleet Academy named Eurydice. Apparently Eurydice and Thalia were on a planet called Antos IV when she disappeared and Thalia went to find Kirk to ask for his help. Antos IV is also where one of Kirk’s mentors disappeared while trying to make contact with the local species.
I have to admit that I have been a huge fan of this series since the first issue and writer Mike Johnson really delivers in not only the story but capturing the personalities of the characters from this timeline. You really start to see Kirk come into his own and become the captain that we love plus I love how each issue plays out like an episode of the television series. Johnson really makes Kirk stand out in this issue by not only showing the reader his strong sense of duty and responsibility to his crew but also the need to help a friend. You can now see that Kirk is more concerned for his crew now more than ever after going through the events of Star Trek: Beyond and going through first contact with the Borg earlier on in the series.
The art by Megan Levens is something to admire as well with a very classic but cartoon like feel to the characters. The way she draws each ship and the way she draws a ship going through a nebula or through warp is very beautiful. I hope that she continues to do the art in this series as it continues. Levens brings her A-game in every panel. Marissa Louise brings a lot of bright colors to every panel. The uniforms are bright just like in Star Trek: The Original Series.
5 Warp Cores out of 5