Star Trek: Holo-Ween #1 Review: A Monster Mash On The Enterprise

star trek holo-ween #1 review

The holodeck once again goes out of control in Star Trek: Holo-Ween #1 from IDW. And this time, it’s the Next Generation Enterprise that has to deal with its spooky shenanigans.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Star Trek: Holo-Ween #1 Review:

Writer Chris Sequeira and artist Joe Eisma take on the crew of the Next Generation Enterprise in the first issue of this new series, as classic movie monsters take over the ship — just in time for Halloween.

For host Alex Zalben, his big takeaway was this is a great return to form for Eisma. “It was so good to see Joe Eisma’s art again,” Zalben said, noting that the series Morning Glories was one of his favorites. “I know he’s done a bunch of stuff in between, but… This brought me right back to that with the characterizations [in this issue]. I love the clean, hard lines that he [brings] to all of the characters.”

Justin Tyler agreed, adding that it is “great art, great renderings.”

Tyler also loved the setting of the series, as a fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Particularly, he liked the return of Lieutenant Barclay, and seeing Deanna Troi in more of a “power position, and leading a lot of the story here.” He also was excited to see a lot of “holodeck callbacks” throughout the issue — and potentially throughout the series, as well.

“If you’re a Next Generation fan,” Tyler finished up, “this is definitely a pickup.”

Star Trek: Holo-Ween #1 Official Synopsis:

Acclaimed writer Chris Sequeira (Justice League Adventures and Sherlock Holmes: Dark Detective) and Eisner-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories and Engineward) are bringing horror to the holodeck in a new four-issue miniseries in the month of October!

After enduring an anxiety-ridden passage through a solar storm, Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise take to celebrating Halloween to reset the mood. But while the Earth holiday involves sweet treats and other festivities, they soon learn that fear is in season when crew members begin to go missing one by one.

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