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Review: Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues graphic novel August 24, 2015

Posted by sjroby in Book reviews.
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Another Netgalley review.

Well, that was a bit frustrating.

I’m one of those people who think Galaxy Quest was one of the best Star Trek movies, so I’m happy to see something like this. But… four issues is too short. The story doesn’t really get a chance to build or throw any complications at the characters. It also looks like the comic didn’t have the rights to use the movie cast likenesses, so at times it’s hard to tell who’s who. And I didn’t really care for the art; a bit sketchy, too many characters with their mouths hanging dramatically open all the time, occasional bits of manga influence randomly appearing. Maybe it’s just me, but I find a clean representational style works better for tie-in material.

The story itself is okay, making an interesting use of a key development from the movie, but it needed more room to breathe. There’s not much humour and not much character work. Another two issues or more would have helped.

If, as the end suggests, there may be more to come, here’s hoping for a few changes.

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