Villordsutch reviews Star Trek #42…
“Behemoth,” part 2 of 2: In the epic finale of “Behemoth”, the crew of the Enterprise faces an alien threat unlike any they have encountered before – in any timeline! It’s a race against time to save the ship or be stranded in uncharted space! Don’t miss this all-new adventure overseen by STAR TREK writer/producer Roberto Orci.
At the start of this issue we hit the ground running from where we left off last time, which for those who happened to miss this rather excellent opener to the start of the Five Year Mission, was the Enterprise looking directly into the jaws of Behemoth, the gigantic sun eater.
There is no let up for our crew in this issue, from the initial battle where this stellar destroyer gets a taste of the Dilithium crystals and then light years away to where the crew considers themselves to be somewhat safer and out of reach as theY deliberate on what they should do about this lifeform. It’s here just before the second attack, during the deliberation, that we actually get time to breathe as the crew discuss how the deal with a lifeform of a Solar System-destroying variety. Are the Federation a band of explorers or an interstellar group of space-faring exterminators? It’s also interesting watching who raises what questions.
Mike Johnson has certainly opened up this Five Year Mission with an real explosive start, one that has stoked the engines and filled us full of energy for the forthcoming issues; I am especially looking forward to the next chapter, being a three-parter in uncharted territory. Along with Mike’s story we’ve had some rather brilliant artwork from Cat Staggs and colours from Wes Hartman, which have made this comic come to life. Granted on occasion the characters lost facial shape – this is a bugbear for me – but the surrounding art more than balances out for what is lost in Scotty’s chin.
Behemoth has been the perfect opener for this Five Year Mission from Star Trek ongoing.
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