Monday, February 13, 2017

Required Reading: Stranger Worlds

(Panels from issue #2 of Stranger Worlds)

In today's world of comics, I find it hard to find something that delivers a new and fresh story.  The team of DC Comics and IDW have found the secret to doing just that.  The Star Trek Green Lantern crossovers have breathed life into old school comic fans like myself as well as drawing attention to get new readers as well.  In the comic industry, I call this a win win.

In case you missed the first crossover known as the Spectrum War, we find a guardian in distress and he can do only one thing to save the rings of the guardians and that is transport them to another realm or dimension.  Well, when this task was done, lanterns from all corps were transported as well. Without time to get familiar with their surroundings, the lanterns were forced into a Spectrum War, that is an all out war of the rings and their new bearers until Nekron and the Black Lanterns get involved.  Then it took, all the lanterns as well as their new found allies to take down Nekron once and for all.

 ( Star Trek Green Lantern: the Spectrum War #1)

Well, in Stranger Worlds, the lanterns have been stuck in their new home for six months and they are starting to lose the light that gives them power.  Without a battery to recharge their rings, the lanterns are faced with the possibility of never being a lantern again every time they use their rings.  Attempts have been made to duplicate the rings, but Star-fleet's scientists cannot replace the power of the guardians.

All seems lost until they come across something that renews hope in finding a battery in their new home.  The find an old man-hunter droid, you know the original peace keepers from the guardians. If man-hunters exist in this realm, then so do the guardians which means more power for the rings.
I could tell you more, but then I would ruin the story for you.  I gladly give Stranger Worlds a full rating of 10 out of 10 even though it is only on issue #2. The writing is fabulous and the art is just out of this world.  Be sure to get your copies of #1 and #1 of Stranger Worlds today and reserve the following issues so you do not miss a thing.  While your at it, get the Spectrum War trade or complete issues to see the crossover event of 2015.

Until next time, get your READ on!

(Stranger Worlds #2)


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