Star Trek/ Green Lan­tern Emer­ald En­ter­prise

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Red Alert -

Af­ter Doc­tor Who and Planet Of The Apes, was only nat­u­ral that IDW’s next Star Trek cross­over should in­volve “the great­est space- based comic book fran­chise of all time”. Writ­ten by Mike John­son and drawn by An­gel Her­nan­dez, Star Trek/ Green Lan­tern: The Spec­trum War sees Hal Jor­dan com­ing up against the cur­rent cin­e­matic in­car­na­tion of the orig­i­nal USS En­ter­prise crew.

“All of the iconic Trek cast have im­por­tant roles to play – and rings to bear – and each of the Lan­tern colours will be rep­re­sented,” John­son tells Red Alert, con­firm­ing that the story cen­tres around the Lan­tern Corps’ rain­bow- based Spec­trum. “Em­brac­ing that gives op­por­tu­ni­ties not just for epic bat­tles, but also for plenty of mean­ing­ful char­ac­ter mo­ments given the emo­tional na­ture of the rings.”

Re­veal­ing that “Hal has to deal with the ex­is­tence of a Starfleet and a Fed­er­a­tion that doesn’t ex­ist in his re­al­ity,” while Kirk and co have to come to terms with the con­cept of su­per­pow­ers, John­son be­lieves that the two prop­er­ties have much in com­mon. “They both em­brace a spirit of epic won­der and un­lim­ited pos­si­bil­ity…” he rea­sons. “The dif­fer­ences tend to be in how those sim­i­lar­i­ties play out. For all its ex­tra­or­di­nary sci- fi, Trek still ex­plains and ex­trap­o­lates within the bound­aries of science. But the Lan­tern uni­verse plays by more tra­di­tion­ally su­per­heroic rules, where in­cred­i­ble things are ac­cepted at face value. So any dif­fi­cul­ties that re­sult from com­bin­ing them are op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­plore the ideas that each fran­chise em­bod­ies.”

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