Star Trek Book Challenge 45.5: The Hero Factor (Titan Star Trek Collections #1)

Star Trek Book Challenge 45.5: The Hero Factor (Titan Star Trek Collections #1)

… 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:

2460776One of the most successful syndicated series of all time, Star Trek: The Next Generationbreathe…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 45.5: The Hero Factor (Titan Star Trek Collections #1)

… 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:

2460776One 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 Derelict”
“The Hero Factor”
“Serafin’s Survivors”
“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. 20160313_120456Point 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 :). 20160313_120431 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.

Star Trek Book Challenge 43.5: Star Trek: Debt of Honor: Graphic Novel

Star Trek Book Challenge 43.5: Star Trek: Debt of Honor: Graphic Novel

399550So with the craziness with Wizard World the last couple of weeks. I thought I’d read this Star Trek comic that my wife found at Powell’s Books store! It’s called Star Trek: Debt of Honor by Chris Claremont. It’s an interesting story line that mostly follows the movies, rather than the TV series.

Star Trek: Debt of Honor is an original graphic novel in which Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterp…

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Star Trek Book Challenge 43.5: Star Trek: Debt of Honor: Graphic Novel

399550So with the craziness with Wizard World the last couple of weeks. I thought I’d read this Star Trek comic that my wife found at Powell’s Books store! It’s called Star Trek: Debt of Honor by Chris Claremont. It’s an interesting story line that mostly follows the movies, rather than the TV series.

Star Trek: Debt of Honor is an original graphic novel in which Captain Kirk and the crew of the EnterpriseTM find themselves teamed with Klingons and Romulans against a galactic threat that has been hushed up by their respective governments.

cl-har_02Adam Hughes art work is amazing and fits Star Trek so well.. The colors and shading is fantastic, everything pops. For those who don’t startrek-debtofhonourknow who Adam Hughes is, Adam is an American comic book artist and illustrator who has provided illustration work for companies such as DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros. Mostly know for his work on the pinup-style female characters like Wonder Woman, Catwoman, etc.

The story for this comic works. the only problem I’m finding is that it takes place in the movies timelines and nothing else. So with DS9 and TNG story loses it’s way and makes it non-canon in the Trek universe.. Sadly.. It is a rather great story and works really well with the art. There have been some many cases where the art is amazing and the story just sucks. Or the art is crap and the story great. This has a nice balance of both :). At times it can seem a little bit startrekdcdebtofhonor87convoluted. But by the end of it all Claremont had woven a very well done typical Captain Kirk adventure. I would recommend this comic book to any Star Trek fans, just note that the story can be confusing without prior knowledge of the original series and movies. Mostly the movies.