Star Trek 1 (September 2011)
IDW should have put out Star Trek as double-sized issues, containing the entire episode adaptation, instead of splitting them up.
It’s a high concept series–comic book adaptations of the original series but in the new movie’s continuity, which is the only reason I was interested.
So, an issue is only as good as the original episode… I mean, Mike Johnson takes a lot of dialogue straight from the pilot episode (if I remember right) and he does a fine enough job updating to the “new” personalities. It almost seems, in some cases, he’s updating to the Star Trek movie–original cast–personalities more than the new movie’s (as the new movie didn’t have the time to fully establish characters).
As for the art, Stephen Molnar seems more concerned with likenesses than he is with doing a good job. It’s unfortunate, but Trek‘s about the concept, not the art.
Where No Man Has Gone Before, Part One; writer, Mike Johnson; artist, Stephen Molnar; colorist, John Rauch; letterer, Neil Uyetake; editor, Scott Dunbier; publisher, IDW Publishing.