Friday, April 24, 2009

Today's pulse-pounding, senses-shattering, action-packed Star Trek page:

Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #387: Suck it fanboys! Choke on your envy!

Page from Star Trek: Starfleet Academy #2, (Marvel, 1997) "Liberty" Written by Chris Cooper, pencils by Chris Renaud, inks by Andy Lanning. We'll see more from this series later, since I liked it a lot. Moreover, it tied in nicely with then-current events in Deep Space 9 episodes. (Just an impression, but I think Starfleet Academy tied into DS9 episodes more than the DS9 comic did.)

Earlier in the issue, trying to get to know his teammate Matt Decker (descendant of the Decker family from the Original Series) Nog pops open Matt's locker, then his collection of classic Marvel comics. (It's not pictured, but Nog describes a scene from X-Men #113, Storm picking the lock with her teeth, and Nog is clearly impressed.) Matt nearly bursts a blood vessel, since comics are obviously supposed to be kept "hermetically sealed, in climate-controlled conditions--and you never, ever touch them!" Later, though, he finally reads the books, and realizes that was the real fun of them.

To make amends, Nog offers "co-ownership" of a copy of Marvel Comics #1, that he had picked up when he accidentally travelled back in time. (Noted as the DS9 episode "Little Green Men" but not actually shown on-screen.) This wasn't the only example of Marvel Comics in their Trek adaptations: in Early Voyages, during a tourist trip to New York, 387 Park Avenue South, then-current editorial offices of Marvel, was noted as a landmark.

May or may not get anything else out today: the Youngest has some kind of yuck, and has been vomiting like a fire hose. More Trek panels over the weekend, though, and have fun!

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