Monday, June 5, 2017

Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds

The following is a review of the successful crossover between DC Comics and IDW.  The reason I say it was successful is because this is actually the second time they crossed over.  I am talking of course about the Star Trek/Green Lantern cross over event Stranger Worlds.  If you have not read it yet, read on at your own risk...there are spoilers!

We began this journey with the first installment known as the Spectrum War (2015).  All the Lantern Corps were "transported" to another dimension by one of the Guardians.  While trapped in this dimension, they made friends with the Captain Kirk and those friends/foes of the Federation.  The story ended with all the Corps uniting to defeat Nekron and his dead lanterns.

Well, we pick up the story 6 months from their arrival in this weird, yet familiar dimension.  The only problem is, without the power batteries, all of the lanterns rings are running out of power.  So, Hal and the others find themselves trying to adapt to their new surroundings while looking for this dimension's OA as well as the other batteries.

Long story short, they discover a man-hunter which gives Hal hope that they can find OA, or at least this dimensions version of it.  Well, they are not the only ones looking for power.  Atrocitus is looking for a source of rage to fuel his red ring, unfortunately he found it in the likes of a "prison" that housed the one and only Kahn.  I say unfortunately because Atrocitus is no more after his altercation with Kahn.  The other lanterns discover what had occurred, but it was too late.

Fast forward a couple of issues and all the power batteries are found and an all out war breaks out,  The guardians of this dimension help Kirk achieve the power to wear the ring in which he uses it to take on Kahn and Sinestro.  All is won and the lanterns are looking forward to finding their way home.  Hal does however want to show Kirk a section of space that they need to explore.  A system with a RED sun.  Hmmm, could this be the next cross over event?

I only gave a "cliff notes version" of the story because I want you to pick this up for yourself to enjoy.  If you cannot find all 6 issues at a comic book store or eBay, make sure to pick up the trade when it is available.

I have been enjoying the cross over events with DC and IDW.  I hope that they continue.  I give Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds a solid 10 out of 10 stars.  The story was well written as well as drawn and was just a joy to read all together.

Until next time, get your READ on and unleash your inner NERD!

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