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[Review] “Star Trek / Green Lantern: the Spectrum War” #3 Is More Set Up Than Action

Reviewed by Brady Steele. The potential for sci-fi action and bedlam within the premise of this mini-series should be impressive beyond expectation. And yet we are forced to wait a little longer once again for the real spectacle to arrive. Star Trek / Green Lantern: The Spectrum War #3 continues to set the table for a hopefully satisfying story down the line somewhere.

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WRITTEN BY: Mike Johnson

ART BY: Angel Hernandez

PUBLISHER: IDW Publishing

PRICE: $3.99

RELEASE: 9 September 2015

Readers are given more insight and exposition as to what happened to cause this team-up to occur in the first place. Green Lantern Hal Jordan puts all the pieces together for both the crew of the USS Enterprise and readers as why rings are flying all over the Star Trek Universe. Writ
er Mike Johnson does a good job explaining why the rings and worthiest of ring bearers from the DC Universe continue to pop up. I can understand the need to set these things up but I felt this issue was really lacking overall.

There is one particularly great scene where the power of the Orange Lantern literally reshapes the leadership of the Romulan Empire in a bloody blazing fashion. It’s nice to see artist Angel Hernandez stretch out how these power sets can be utilized. One disappointing part of this month’s artwork was the utterly unnecessary lack of material in the center of Star Sapphire Carol Ferris’ costume. I concede that this industry is primarily bought by men but this sort of gratuitous sexuality feels really out of place.

 

Star Trek / Green Lantern: the Spectrum War #3 is a book I was really enjoying up until I couldn’t find any prolonged action. This book at its core premise demands more conflict. Hopefully all the exposition is now out of the way and next month’s book will start to ramp up all the stuff people imagine a book with these characters battling should be.

 

Score: 6.5/10 Skulls

 

Mr. Steele enjoys all things comics and imagination-based. Using his lifetime of comic-fu-dom for good, he imparts his knowledge for the universe to enjoy and for you, dear readers, to pass it on.

Twitter: @mrbradysteele

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