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Bought for sheer escapism: not usually a comic book - sorry graphic novel - fan but I was interested in the story. I felt that the treatment of the "evolved" beings was not an accurate reflection of their portrayal in the original series: I could not really accept the Organians being in conflict with the Q or the Metrons, and doubted that Trellayne, the Squire of Gothos, would be able to go to war on his own, although his character was interested in military matters, but at the level of the child which he then was. My other real disappointment was the ending where Wesley and Amelia were reverted to your standard human being rather than Wesley remaining the evolved human mentored by the Traveler and Amelia the Q offspring of two former member of the Continuum. It would have made a nice film crossover story if the original actors were able to reprise their roles but time has eroded that option.
Enjoyable stuff for any Trekker. Q is a pretty straightforward device to use in terms of bringing four prominent captains together for a few mini-adventures: Kirk, Picard, Sisko and Janeway. The art also manages good likenesses of the characters, neatly avoiding another potential downfall for a graphic novel like this.
Where this 6-issue series stumbles is that there wasn't much time allowed for a few meaningful conversations between characters we don't normally see together. Do Spock and Tuvok get a moment? Or Picard and Seven, given that Picard was captured by the Borg? Well, no.
There's a brief moment between Kirk and Worf that works quite well, and another (even briefer) moment with Riker and Kim. Picard simply saying "My God," when Kirk and company arrive on the scene is perfect. It's a fun series, but I really wanted more of that. One of the best things about the TNG episode Unification was the brief "I have no regrets" conversation between Spock and Data. There was a lot to juggle here, and if there's a next time, it might work better to simply assemble a mixed crew of some of the best-loved characters.
Q is back, and he's just as annoying as ever. He's also enfuriatingly funny. This is an entertaining, but short, story about Q involving our favorite characters from different Star Trek series in his mischief.
The artwork is excellent. The dialogue fits the patterns established by the actors who played the characters on TV. The story was a series of challenges the different crews had to overcome, while staying true to their principles.
I enjoyed it. Very relaxing. Don't take it too seriously, it will ruin the fun.
I'll be returning this comic book because I thought it was a novel. I was looking up star trek books, which I guess is my own fault and I assumed this would be a novel. It isn't, it's a comic and I wish that would've been more clear to me before my purchase. I'm sure it's a good story, but comics aren't my thing.
Star Trek: The Q Conflict è un bel fumetto di Star Trek, ci sono delle scelte interessanti ed è divertente. Però se potessi gli metterei 3.5 stelle come voto perché i disegni, alle volte, non sono all'altezza e la trama poteva essere sviluppata meglio in certi punti. Ci sono fumetti di Star Trek decisamente superiori! (Come tutta la serie di fumetti di Star Trek: The Next Generation ambientata nell'Universo delle Specchio!)