Star_Trek_ongoing_issue_20Exploring the Star Trek Universe through comics. Spanning four decades reviewing the newest stories & those from the comic archives.

Welcome to Issue 35 of the Holodeck.

This month we have a packed show for you as we continue our review of IDW’s Ongoing Star Trek by looking at issue 20: Sulu & Chekhov’s Tale and we begin our three part special series looking at Doctor Who Prisoners of Time written by friends of the show Scott and David Tipton.

As well as that we talk about the releases for August, some special comics coming from IDW in October including the six part series “Khan” and we take a look at your feedback from last month’s show.

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Star Trek Ongoing #20 – Sulu & Chekov’s tale

Publisher: IDW April 2013
Story: Ryan Parrot
Script: Mike JOhnson
Artist: Claudia Balboni & Erica Durante,
Inks: Luca Lamberti & Arianna Florean
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Cover artists: Tim Bradstreet
Editor: Scott Dunbier

Our Thoughts: We were both very disappointed with this issue. We both felt that Sulu & Chekov were dealt unfairly by sharing an issue together. The stories were weak and you could have done something different with these. The art was good but some of the likenesses were poor.

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Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #1

Publisher: IDW 2013
Story: Scott & David Tipton
Artist: Simon Fraser
Inks: Gary Caldwell
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Editor: Denton J. Tipton

Our Thoughts: We both enjoyed the story but while Michael felt this was a good entry point for those coming into Doctor Who; Sina was not convinced. The story does move at a good pace and we are left with a lot of unanswered questions. The art was good but we felt the likenesses of the Doctor were not consistent.

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Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #2

Publisher: Publisher: IDW 2013
Story: Scott & David Tipton
Artist: Lee Sullivan
Inks: Phil Elliott
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Editor: Denton J. Tipton

Our Thoughts: We really enjoyed this issue. We both liked the way the Tiptons captured the essence of the second Doctor and the story was interesting. Again we were left with questions. The art really improved with this issue and there were some great details in the “mall” and throughout the story.

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Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #3

Publisher: Publisher: IDW 2013
Story: Scott & David Tipton
Artist: Mike Collins
Inks: Charlie Kirchoff
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Editor: Denton J. Tipton

Our Thoughts: This was a great issue. The story moved at a great pace, we had loads of action, we had some amazing gadgets. Again the Tiptons captured the third Doctor brilliantly and for us so far this is the best issue of the series. The art was really good, some great likenesses and of course for Michael we had Sarah Jane in the story.

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Doctor Who Prisoners of Time #4

Publisher: Publisher: IDW 2013
Story: Scott & David Tipton
Artist: Gary Erskine (thanks to Mike Collins)
Inks: Charlie Kirchoff
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Editor: Denton J. Tipton

Our Thoughts: A good story, while Sina could not relate to Leela and K9 we felt the concept was good and we also had some interaction with the mysterious figure. This series is going from strength to strength. The art was consistent with some nice detail of the planet and the Tardis.