Rich Handley Author and Editor

Star Trek Comics Weekly #98

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This column recently covered Star Trek: Infestation, IDW’s first multi-franchise team-up involving James T. Kirk and company, which hit stands in 2011. In that miniseries, Kirk’s crew never interacted with the Ghostbusters, Transformers, or G.I. Joe casts despite their involvement, making it only peripherally a crossover with those franchises. That same year, however, the publisher released Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes, produced in cooperation with DC Comics, and this time the crossing over was full-on.

As is typical of crossovers, Trek/Legion utilized dimensional hopping to put the Starfleet officers in the same universe as the cast of another franchise—in this case, DC’s costumed crimefighters Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Chameleon Boy, Braniac 5, and Lightning Lad, members of the 30th-century do-gooder team known as the Legion of Super-Heroes. The six-issue miniseries was written by Chris Roberson and illustrated by Jeffrey and Philip Moy, and it was steeped in onscreen Star Trek lore. Read the full article!

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