By PS Hayes
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #5 Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton
Art by Rachael Stott
Colored by Charlie Kirchoff
Lettered by Tom B. Long
Essay by Dana Gould
Edited by IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos & BOOM! Studios’ Dafna Pleban
Cover art by Rachael Stott & Charlie Kirchoff and J.K. Woodward IDW Publishing/Boom! Studios
Release Date: April 8, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #5 is the epic conclusion to the crossover every sci-fi fan has always wanted! After four thrilling issues of Captain Kirk and George Taylor leading forces against the Klingons and the evil apes, what could possibly happen? You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.
Writers Scott and David Tipton have given us a great crossover mini-series that has yet to disappoint, and I’m happy to report, they don’t disappoint with this issue either. After the fight that we all wanted to see (George Taylor vs. Captain Kirk), the two now join forces and take the fight to the Klingons and the apes. In reading this comic, you realize that one of the universes is irreversibly changed. There’s no way that it can go back to the status quo that we all know and love. But, in a stroke of brilliance, the writers pull a rabbit out of their hat and bring this series to a conclusion that nobody ever saw coming. And don’t worry, there’s no “cheating” by Q showing up and fixing everything.
For four issue now, I’ve told you what a fantastic artist that Rachael Stott is. Again, this month is no exception. She is an AMAZING artist, and as I’ve said before, she is going to go very far, very fast in this industry. I’d be surprised if she wasn’t on a monthly book by one of the “big two” in a year or less. Her art is both functional and beautiful, which is surprisingly refreshing in this modern age of comics. Nothing looks or seems rushed. She is just a great, solid artist.
OK, you’ve got no excuses now! The WHOLE series is out, so if you’ve been waiting for the final issue to be published so you can read it all at once, your time is up, get to it! This issue is great, but let me focus on the whole mini series for a second. IT. IS. AWESOME. Don’t take my word for it, check out this excellent series for yourself.