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John Byrne
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Posted: 18 October 2008 at 6:57am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

How protective is Paramount of Star Trek? Seems to me that they are harder
on book or comics than when they're doing something like Enterprise.


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So far they have been a dream to work with. But it's important to remember
that they basically consider anything they don't produce themselves to be
fanfic. Which is not only a good idea, when you think about it, but which
also takes a bit of pressure off me! (Kind of like when I was working on
MARVEL TEAM-UP and I didn't have the performance anxiety I would have
doing AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, because somewhere in my brain MTU wasn't a
"real" Spider-Man book!)


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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 18 October 2008 at 7:24am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

This wasn't placed in my box, so I mised it. Hopefully, I can find a copy
today.
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Stephen Menendian
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Posted: 18 October 2008 at 2:30pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I apologize for posting in the wrong thread, but I Star Trek Romulans #1  just arrived in my comic shop last week and the thread for the first issue is already locked.  

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Star Trek: The Hallow Crown # 1

 

Iíve been a John Byrne fan since I was 6.   Iím now 28.  

 

The artwork in this book is as beautifully rendered as anything Iíve seen from John Byrne.   The double spread upper panel on page two is spectacular.  Itís reminiscent of some of the scenes of New Genesis in Jack Kirbyís Fourth world.   Beautiful.

 

This book plays to a particular aspect of Johnís strength as an artist: the drawing of technology and spaceships, with all of those elegant sleek lines that heís been doing since the 1970s.  Which reminds me: Iíll have to dig up my OMACs. 

 

The storytelling is also very well executed, with panels flowing very well (page 6 and 7 stand out in particular).  

 

However, I was a little bit confused on page 8 and 9.   To be honest, Iím not entirely sure whatís going on on pages 8-11.  Why are the Klingonís and Romulans attacking each other?  What was that device that the Klingonís dropped on page 10, and what did it do?  

 

One other suggestion/note: Iíve enjoyed reading both Star Trek: Assignment Earth, and now issue 1 of Star Trek Romulans: The Hallow Crown, but although Iíve caught a dozen or so episodes of the Original Star Trek series in my 28 years of life (Iím from the Star Trek:TNG generation), I havenít seen the episodes that provide the backstory for these books.   Of course, I managed to piece together what the Star Trek episodes were roughly about, but it would be extremely helpful if there were a couple of paragraphs, either on the inside cover or in the back of the book that summarized the relevant episodes rather than simply assuming that the reader is familiar with them.   I wasnít alive when these shows were aired.  

 

Iím looking forward to the next issue.

 

Stephen

 

 



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Brian Miller
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Where the hell did all the

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come from? Is there some combination of keys that you were hitting between paragraphs, Stephen?

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Mike Baswell
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Posted: 18 October 2008 at 7:54pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That first page alone is worth the price of the book....and then it just gets better. Wow!
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Matthew Hansel
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Posted: 19 October 2008 at 8:53am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Your first Romulans series inspired me to buy the first TWO seasons of
TOS.

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Hope you enjoyed them!

(Hm -- remind me to send Paramount a bill!)

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I've been enjoying them very much.  I'm not a child of the 1950s or the 1960s (I'm only 32), and had never seen a full episode of TOS until this year when I bought Season ONE.  I'm actually IMPRESSED with it, given the production limitations of the day.  I can certainly see the 10, 11, 12 year old Matt Hansel falling in love with this show back in the day.

Thanks for the recommendation, JB!

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Mike Farley
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Posted: 19 October 2008 at 9:21pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Matthew at 32 you should have grown up watching re-runs! You should speak to your parents!
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Didier Yvon Paul Fayolle
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Add me to the list of people who loved what you have done on issue 2.

Honestly, I have only one complain to say. There is one page where the layouting of the panels confused me a tiny bit, but helped with the dialogues it went OK.

The BGs are just magnificient. Dialogues really feel like ... you know... dialogues.

A very good character development...

I am not the kind of guy to buy TPBs. I cannot wait that long and cannot afford to have " doubles" so I am all for bying the monthlies ), but there are few exceptions for me to buy both. This 2-parter is one of them. ( The other one on the list is the excellent " Another way to die " from Slott and Romita Jr ).

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Joe Smith
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Posted: 20 October 2008 at 12:01am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I just read this yesterday.

FANTASTIC! JB, this had me turning pages like the old
days of reading comics!

Great pacing! (will she bed the Praetor or not? will
he double cross them or not?)

Great art! Great ending!

It was GRRRRREEEAT!

Thank you,
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Bruce Buchanan
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I picked issue #2 up over the weekend and I'll have to echo all the good things being said. I loved seeing Kor stirring things up, as he's one of my favorite Klingons (both from the original series and DS9).

JB and Star Trek have been a fantastic combination. I'm a fan of both, so I'm hoping this marriage will continue for a long time to come.

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Posted: 20 October 2008 at 7:07am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Late, late, late...I just read # 1, yesterday.  Dying to read it again.  Best color job Iīve seen in a "modern" comic.
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Posted: 20 October 2008 at 8:23am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I'm a fan of both, so I'm hoping this marriage will continue for a long time to
come.


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Me too! And if, as IDW assures me, the new movie will have no effect upon
my "access" to TOS lore, then I see no dark clouds on the horizon. Yet.
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