Villordsutch reviews Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3…
It’s the battle for the ages! Taylor has escaped the Planet of the Apes, and Captain Kirk must bring him back! Plus, the Klingon/Gorilla alliance makes its move against Dr. Zaius and Ape City!
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes from IDW and BOOM! really shouldn’t be working, but it is, abd it’s working rather fantastically! Four months back before this started I baulked at this crossover, I was deriding it before it even began, and now I’m selling it to you. You need this Star Trek/Planet of the Apes comic in your lives, you really do.
Scott and David Tipton are delivering some of the most brilliant, exciting and fun pieces of work currently existing in the comic book world. They clearly know the reins are off and this isn’t Star Trek canon. Granted there are boundaries and there is the Prime Directive they have to stick to but they’ve got “Damned Dirty Apes” to play with as well. On top of this we have the truly superb Trek artwork from Rachel Stott and colouring from Charlie Kirchoff which makes this comic shine. You couldn’t ask for a better duo to put the original Star Trek crew on paper as well as the Klingons, chimps, apes and orangutans (oh my!). I also want to point out that the cover for the subscribers by Kevin Wada is amazing, you subscribers are extremely lucky.Kevin Wada Cover
Turning to a brief look at this issue, as now that I’ve sung it’s praises I’d better tell you about what happens in it. After a brief introduction and discovering that the Apes homeworld isn’t all wine and roses, we start were we left off, with an unconscious Chekov and a very much awake Taylor now with a Starfleet communicator. Putting on his best Kirk impression he manages to get on board the Enterprise and his savagery he’s known for – by the Apes – helps him make short work of the technician; stealing his clothes he makes for a shuttle. It doesn’t take Kirk and the away team long to discover what’s occurred and they quickly board the Enterprise and purse Taylor. Kirk ignoring Spock’s offer of help begins fighting with Taylor, even with a few double-handed strikes the fight between them both ends in a stalemate, only the after the offer of a new world does the battle truly end. Meanwhile on Earth the Klingons up the stakes with the Apes.
You need to go out today and buy Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #3 and whilst you’re there you also need to pick up issues #1 and #2 if you haven’t already bought them. This is a series that you need to have.
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