As discussed at length in my past columns for HeroCollector and Eaglemoss, Star Trek and superheroes are long-time acquaintances. That may seem an odd fit, but the franchise has crossed over with the Spandex crowd several times. Marvel teamed up two Enterprise crews with the X-Men, while IDW brought James Kirk’s officers together with the Legion of Super-Heroes. This week continues that trend with a pair of miniseries combining Star Trek with DC Comics’ Green Lantern Corps.
Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War and Star Trek/Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds were scripted by Mike Johnson and illustrated by Angel Hernández. The premise: supervillain Nekron (Black Lantern) kills most of DC’s Lanterns, so Ganthet, the last surviving Guardian of Oa, opens a portal to a universe without superheroes: the Kelvin timeline of J.J. Abrams’ film trilogy. This enables the few remaining heroes—Green Lanterns Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and Kilowog, as well as Carol “Star Sapphire” Ferris and Blue Lantern Saint Walker—to survive. If you guessed that members of the Enterprise crew would end up turning into superheroes, then you guessed correctly. Read the full article here!