… So we have another Star Trek graphic novel at hand and “OH MY!” (best George Takei voice) is it bad.. Well the art needs A LOT of work…
The Hero Factor (Titan Star Trek Collections #1) by Michael Jan Friedman.. So before going into this comic and I liked and hated about it. Here is the plot out line:
One of the most successful syndicated series of all time, Star Trek: The Next Generation breathed new life into the Star Trek franchise and kicked off a whole new era of Starfleet exploration and adventure!
Now the crew of the Enterprise-D continue their mission in these comics stories — encountering familiar faces and extraordinary new alien species alike. In these classic comic tales, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D continues their mission, encountering familiar faces and extraordinary new alien species alike. Captain Picard returns to the planet Raimon, and is plunged into a murder mystery; a strange alien race tries to abduct Riker and Worf, and a humble engineer must become a hero; and a lover from La Forge’s past conceals a terrible secret!
So the story lines are not bad. In this collection we have:
“Return to Raimon”
“Murder, Most Foul”
“The Hero Factor”
“Shadows in the Garden”
As well as bonus interviews with Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) and Brent Spiner (Data). That part is rather cool to read.. But the art work needs a lot of work and is almost stopped me from reading it, because it was so bad at parts. Point and case would be with this part with Tori & Picard. Look at her neck! What the hell haha. He has done this under pose a lot in the comic, There is one with Data that has the same problem. Where he looks more like a pig haha. The other problem I’m having that everyone has a buff and model build. I really don’t remember Picard looking like that one the show :). But over all the writing is great and history is great. Plus it gives you a glimpse into the early TNG episodes. Found this little guy at the book store for $7.99 in the “last chance” ben. Brand new they wanted $19.99… Yeah no… But if you get the chance, give it a read.