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Star Trek: Holo-Ween #3 (of 4)

68
Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 3 critic ratings.

The fight for the holodeck is on! The Halloween “away” team, consisting of Troi as the Mummy, Riker as the Werewolf, Picard as Mr. Hyde, and Worf as an amphibious Klingon Mkr’an, are being chased by a mob of crazed Redjac-controlled crew members. Meanwhile, Dr. Crusher and Commander La Forge monitor their crewmates’ neural outputs in a frantic attempt to keep them from entering irreversible states of psychoses and fully integrating with their monster personas.

Publication Date
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
28 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CJ1W76H9

67%
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3 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    SciFiPulse

    I continue to love this book and can’t believe that this is the penultimate issue as it has gone so quickly. Writer Christopher Sequeira has a gift for dialogue. I really loved some of the dialogue that came from Picard’s version of Mr. Hyde. So much so that it is a real shame that our heroes are no longer in their monster forms.

    We get a great twist at the close of this issue, which brings in another great villain from Star Trek who much like Redjac feeds on the fears or others. A very familiar alien to the Next Generation fans as he appeared in one of the better episodes from the first season.

  • 60

    ComicBook.com

    On one hand, there’s a delight in knowing that Star Trek: Holo-Ween exists. The Star Trek meets horror movie monsters story brings the camp sensibilities that have always existed within Star Trek to the fore in a medium that often eschews such fringe storytelling style in favor of bringing a more straightforward, authentic, and generalized Star Trek experience to comic book readers. On the other, Star Trek: Holo-Ween doesn’t seem fully aware of that camp sensibility. While the characters are dressing up in what look like Halloween costumes licensed from Universal Studios, and the visual style suggests a self-aware, light, and humorous tone, the characters within the story are deathly serious in their dialogue and behaviors, aside from those brainwashed into believing they’re monsters, who don’t get much time on the page. The appearance of a classic Star Trek character fully ties the series into the Star Trek: The Original Series episode in which Redjac first appeared, offering possible vindication, but it’s another incongruous suggestion that we should be taking this story more seriously than a surface glance suggests. Even with the tonal dissonance, it’s an enjoyable enough read, but imagine what it could have been if the book had committed to one direction or the other.

  • 60

    Set The Tape

    There is a warm, nostalgic fuzziness in this mixing of elements from the across the generations of the Trek franchise, although some of the constant dipping into the past in other IDW titles recently may take the edge off how special this actually feels.

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