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Joe Hollon
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 7:50pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

NEW VISIONS has been one of the best reasons to travel
to the comic shop over the last few years.

I'm keeping my dream of being immortalized as a Klingon
alive.
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Mark Haslett
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 8:12pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I am really sad these will stop. It's hard to express all the ways I think this series was special. It's not a sensible thing, but this series really made me feel like the show was "back on the air."

Ground breaking work doesn't happen a lot in comic books anymore, but I think this one was full of exciting breakthroughs. I seriously doubt anyone else could have done this great idea nearly as well. Thank you for the hard work, passion and great comics!
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 11:27pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Even if the two incidents are unrelated, I was concerned that the news about Chris Ryall leaving IDW might mean the end of NEW VISIONS (at least as a regular series).

It's been fun knowing how much fun you have been having, JB. I know this was a passion project for you as much as anything. I will miss seeing all the new models and such for this series. Thanks for letting us share your fun.


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Greg Kirkman
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We’ve had literally a full decade’s worth of Byrne STAR TREK comics from IDW. This sad news can’t get me down, because it’s all been such a fun time.

I never imagined everything which would come after that initial ALIEN SPOTLIGHT: ROMULANS one-shot. So many fun stories, so much fun discussion. I even became a starship, and can now call Captain Kirk “Uncle Jim”. Still can’t believe that part! 

I am one happy TREK fan, and one happy Byrne fan. What a great ride. 

If more is to come in the form of specials and whatnot, awesome. But I feel more of a sense of gratitude and nostalgia than loss at this news. I think I’ll get soon get around to re-reading the whole TREK Byrneverse Saga as a way of celebrating the past decade.
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Paul Newland
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 2:46am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

It's a shame but not unexpected.  One extra season makes sense.  I've thoroughly enjoyed the run and will be there to buy any specials .  Plus, it's not over yet!
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Brennan Voboril
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"NEW VISIONS has been one of the best reasons to travel 
to the comic shop over the last few years."

It has been my only reason to do so (aside from an odd comic here and there, and Walt Simonson's excellent Raganarok).  
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 1:33pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

...TREK Byrneverse Saga...

•••

One of the most fun parts of workin on STAR TREK has been building my own little corner of the TOS "universe". Scratching a few itches. Burrowing into a few rabbit holes. Reuniting with certain characters. All the while working hard not to deliberately contradict what had, well, gone before.

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Aleksandar Petrovic
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There is a widespread consensus that writing of the TOS characters is spot-on in New Visions. Together with the fact that, visually, it is the actual characters - and the fact that the length of an individual issue corresponds to the length of a TOS TV episode - one can only lament that the series is ending. It truly was as close as one can get to additional TOS episodes at this point in time.

I also lament the fact that the only major photocomic available in print in the English language is ending its run (another thing that made the series unique).   

If the Specials do materialize, in a way the whole thing will go back to the very beginning ("Strange New Worlds" annual was conceived as a one-off affair).

Switching to "Strange New Worlds"-like Specials, creating things ad-hoc, only when inspiration comes, in full freedom and without any schedule - it all seems to me like a guarantee that stories contented within will be great regardless of how many of them end up happening. These additional stories will happen only if they really need to be told.             

I hope they do happen.           
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Sam Karns
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Posted: 10 March 2018 at 12:17pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Mr. Byrne, I hope you would consider illustrating Star Trek comics again.  Your comics were fun reads.

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Jason Scott
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Posted: 11 March 2018 at 3:48am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Damn...Damn..Damn!

This was a series that kept getting better and better with each issue. (And it started off pretty well to begin with.) I especially loved the latest issue I read, using the comic format to see so much of the ship and the various ways to get round it, as well as the manifestations of Edith, The Gorn and Kang. And I can't wait to see more of Kor next issue.

Oh this one stings. Though I like that it essentially adds a while new season, part of me had hoped it would go for twice as long, to feel like we had the full five year mission. Boy this stings.

Nonetheless, thanks so much for all your work on this JB. I can't even imagine how difficult it was to produce. But I loved revisiting my favourite space show. In the absence of a fully working holodeck, (And the short about a precursor to this was fun in the latest issue too,) it was the closest we'll ever get to proper episodes of the old crew. And I feel lucky to have experienced it.

I hope you do get to revisit it in specials, but for now it's certainly been a great ride!
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Here's a bit of fun from the latest w.i.p.....

The issue features an appearance by Gary Seven, but I decided I didn't want to use all the same shots I had used before. The story is taking place several years later, in Seven's timeline, and it didn't seem logical (ahem) that he would be wearing the same clothes he did before. And I didn't think I could really get away with just painting over his suit in Photoshop.

So, I hired my actor friend, Sean Hannon, to be Seven's body. Sean had played Leila Kalami's husband in an earlier issue, but this time I needed him only from the neck down. We put together a suitable suit of clothes, and Sean struck all the poses I needed while I photographed him.

All but one, that is. When I was pasting in the new bodies, I realized I'd missed one pose. Rather than call Sean back for a single picture, I donned the jacket he'd been wearing, and had a friend shoot me in the .... I mean FROM the back. I pasted that in, and I doubt anyone will notice.

The fun part, of course, is that even tho it's only for one panel, I get to "play" Gary Seven -- from the neck down!

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Tim O Neill
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That’s so cool!  Even though it’s from the neck down, you can still say you played Gary Seven on your resume!


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