Thursday, 1 January 2015
The Primate Directive
Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive (IDW)
Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) Rachel Stott (a)
Having already previewed this when it was announced,the first issue of this highly entertaining mini-series finally arrived on the very last day of 2014.
And worth the wait it was indeed.
One of the things I have always liked about comics is their ability to bring together concepts that would never make the light of day on film or TV. IDW have already brought us two great Star Trek Crossovers.
The first with the original cast was of course with the Legion of Superheroes, DC's super team from the future. The second was of course the Next generation with our very own Doctor Who. This saw Matt Smiths incarnation join forces with Captain Picard to fight not just the Borg but the Cybermen as well!
You can get both stories as collected editions.
Meanwhile this latest adventure sees the intrepid crew of the original Enterprise go on a spying mission against the Klingons who seem to be expanding their empire into..an alternate universe.
Phasers blaring, outnumbered and inquisitive to the last as you would expect, Kirk and his crew go through a portal to find...Earth.
But not as we know it.
There be apes Jim.
And here's a peak at next months cover...