Star Trek #32 Written by Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Robert Orci
Pencils by Erfan Fajar
Inks by Erfan Fajar & Yulian Ardhi
Colors by Sakti Yuwono and Ifansyah Noor of Stellar Labs
Letters by Neil Uyetake
Edits by Sarah Gaydos
Cover by Erfan Fajar IDW Publishing
Release Date: April 23, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
Star Trek #32 continues the adaptation of the classic Star Trek series episode, “I Enterprise,” updated to fit into the new Star Trek continuity!
For this issue, writer Mike Johnson does a great job at wrapping up “I Enterprise.” We get some new spins and a couple of surprises, but what we get most of this issue is some GREAT character development. We all know who Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are, but things have changed a little in this new universe, and with it, so have those characters. We get to know a little bit more about them through the conflicts that they go through in this issue. And, it’s a surprisingly nice change of pace. This is a fantastically written installment by Johnson, who has been a bright spot in this series.
Samurai’s Blood comes to end this week as issue 6 hits stands and wraps up a series that has continually impressed me with each blood-soaked page. Creative team Owen Wiseman and Nam Kim have once again out done themselves with issue 6 of Samurai’s Blood. The most disappointing aspect of Samurai’s Blood is simply that it is ending. AKurosawa-style justice is dished out I can only marvel at the style and tone of this issue while mourning the end of an amazing 6 issue comic series.
The Vault, #1-2 Written by Sam Sankar
Art by Garrie Gastonny, Sakti Yuwono
Covers by Garrie Gastonny, Bagus Hutomo Image Comics
Release Date: August 31, 2011
Cover Price: $3.50
The Vault opens with a team of high tech treasure hunters exploring treasure chambers and traps off on Oak Island, 150 kilometers off the coast of Nova Scotia. The area is famous for hosting a whole network of tunnels and burrows that have baffled treasure hunters and archaeologists alike and this team believes they have found access to a treasure chamber through a hidden access tunnel. However, when they discover that the treasure they found won’t even cover their expenses, they keep digging.
What they find as they go deeper isn’t treasure, but rather a giant stone sarcophagus, with an unknown skeletal creature inside. The team debates whether or not to open it, but when they do, they find the skeleton inside to be not as quite as dead as they thought…