By Peter David, James W. Fry & Gordon Purcell
(Titan Books) ISBN 1-94576- 315-7
This edition of Titanâ€™s Star Trek series of graphic novels collects issues #7-12 of the DC comics series from the 1990s. Here the creators try for tense rather than action packed, with a tale of political intrigue as a coalition of alien races (the Klingons and an uncomfortably Iranian-esque fundamentalist species called Nasguls) attempt to haveÂ Captain KirkÂ thrown into prison.
Things come to a head when the price on the Captainâ€™s head leads the universeâ€™s greatest bounty-hunter to attempt his capture — almost destroying the Enterprise in the process. Kirk voluntarily surrenders himself to end the constant disruption and naturally pulls a stunt that turns all those stacked tables against his foes. This stuff is pure classic Trek. The fans loved it then and will now. Itâ€™s also a very good example of how to do a licensed property in comic form and readers and wannabe creators should buy and take note.
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