Comic Review: Star Trek The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation 20/20

When i picked up this issue over the weekend, I was expecting a story about Picard and Jack Crusher with maybe a page or two that featured Beverly, but I was pleasantly surprised!

This one shot issue felt like a love letter to Picard and Beverly, and a throwback to the season 7 episode, Attached, or even the season 1 episode, The Arsenal of Freedom, where the two get to share an adventure together. The issue also felt like a more complete exploration of their relationship than we ever really got in TNG.

And to be clear, this is the Beverly Crusher, nay, Howard, that we know from the first season of TNG. She’s strong, competent, and can make Picard see reason even when he doesn’t want to. If you were going to pick this up for a story of Picard’s history with Jack, you might be disappointed, but what you will get is a strong stand alone story that most fans of TNG will like.

The art work is impressive and they do a really good job of depicting Picard, Beverly, and Jack as we knew them from the TV show.

You can find more information, as well as check out the artwork, at the official IDW page for this issue.

I was lucky enough to get the variant cover, which is the actual artwork you will see in the issue. I’m not sure why they didn’t do that for the original cover, as that artwork is nothing like what’s in the issue.

If you love Picard, Beverly, or Jack Crusher? (Someone might?) definitely pick up this one shot while you can.

Let me know in the comments what you thought of the issue and stay tuned for my review of Star Trek The Q Conflict next week!