It’s tedious, Jim.
Written by Chris Roberson
Pencils by Jeffrey Moy
Inks by Philip Moy
Colours by Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
The Enterprise crew and the Legion of Super-Heroes try to adapt to the new universe while the Imperial Planets move to expand their empire.
The problem with the first issue of the series was that despite it being a crossover both teams never actually met each other, so I had high hopes that this would be remedied in the second outing. I’m sad to say this wasn’t the case. Only on the final page do both teams appear together and even then their interaction is confined with staring towards one another. I’m sticking with the series because of my loyalty to the Legion but the remaining issues will have to make some vast improvements to keep me interested.
Individually both teams don’t get up to much either. Outside of a couple of action scenes, The Legion assemble a device that will allow them follow time anomalies (allowing them to to find their Enterprise counterparts) while Spock explains how this alternative universe came about (I.E. The Roman Empire never fell). The Imperial Planets meanwhile were up to much more, showing their intended targets; thus allowing many cameos from alien races such as The Borg and The Khunds. I can’t help but think that the IP’s mysterious leader is foreshadowed in the issue and if turns out to be who I think it is, it could prove interesting.
Veteran Legion artists Jeff and Philip Moy continue their work and keep up with what they did last issue, by capturing the varied characters, locales, vehicles and technology commendably, especially in portraying the look of the Star Trek characters. However, the issue is a bit rougher than the previous with some background characters lacking bits of detail while the main characters can look a bit rushed at times.
Overall there isn’t much to say, as the issue failed to make much progress from last issue, and once again I find myself waiting for something to happen and to get me hooked.