REVIEW Star Trek/Green Lantern: #2

Publishers: DC and IDW
Writer: Mike Johnson
Artist: Angel Hernandez
Colourist: Alejandro Sanchez
Release date: OUT NOW!
Price: $3.99

Star Trek Green Arrow #2 DC/IDW

Star Trek Green Arrow #2
DC/IDW

In Star Trek/Green Lantern #2, “The Spectrum War”, DC hero Green Lantern finally meets the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise when six power rings seek new owners. Scotty energized the devices, causing the universes to overlap, because science.

Fortunately for the plot line worthy ring bearers are plentiful and Uhura, McCoy, Chekov and Gen. Chang (the villain from the movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country) all get one. Chang had never met Captain Kirk but showed up to challenge him just as the rings scattered. Convenient timing, what?

Elsewhere in Star Trek/Green Lantern: #2 the red (rage) and orange (greed) rings have to go far afield to find new worthy operators, and both pick posturing and pontificating bad guys. The red ring goes to a Gorn, and the orange to a Romulan warlord. Uh oh, sounds like trouble is a-brewin’.

Unfortunately, Mike Johnson’s plot is too formulaic and any attempts to capture any sense of characterization disappointingly fall short. But Star Trek/Green Lantern: #2 does make good use of wunderkind Chekov who immediately masters his new blue ring power and attempts to resolve the whole shebang.

Angel Hernandez’s artwork lifts the story out of the region of the bottom of the barrel. The pacing and drafting are good, the lines are tight and the characterizations are true.

Not the dumbest of Star Trek crossover, but there is scope for more. And no, ‘it’s not logical, Captain’, Star Trek/Green Lantern: #2 just needs a bit more care and consideration. Like a good song stuck with a so-so tune.

 

Reviewer: Joe Lovece
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

 

 

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