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I sense a disturbance....

....and I'm pretty sure it's the voices of thousands of fanboys crying out in terror. Or for mercy. Or some such thing, and I'm pretty sure it has to do with the announcement from IDW Publishing about their latest Star Trek comics project. Behold, yo:

StarTrek.com: Star Trek and the Legion of Super Heroes to Join Forces


My thoughts on this? Well, my first reaction was: "Who drew that cover? Don't they know the bridge proportions are so totally off?!?"

All right, I didn't think that. What I actually thought was: "When's the Trek/Green Lantern crossover coming?!?"

:: Ahem ::

Okay, granted...the notion of mixing Star Trek with super heroes isn't high on my list of things to do. That said, the Star Trek/X-Men crossover that kicked off the Marvel line of Trek comics in the 90s wasn't that bad. I was okay with the original series characters meeting up with Professor X and his merry band more so than the two Next Generation crossovers which came later (one a comic; the other a novel). It was innocuous, goofy fun. So too, was Star Trek's recent involvement in IDW's mega-crossover Infestation event. No harm, no foul, and all that. As for this latest meshing? Well, the Legion of Super Heroes dates back to the 1950s, the awesome age of pulpy science fiction that I do love so much, and which was a direct progenitor to the original Star Trek. This is a match made in NerdHeaven, perhaps to be bested only by an original series/Lensman crossover.


Anyway, as with those earlier efforts I mentioned above, there are segments of Trek fandom which are--to varying degrees--up in arms over this new project. This, of course, provides me with an all-new source of amusement. I've long held the opinion that certain extreme factions within fandom take this stuff way, way too seriously. It's like they've forgotten that this is supposed to be fun. You know, fun? We all remember what that's like, right?

I've blathered about how Trek fandom needs to unclench its collective ass muscles on more than one occasion, usually after reading responses to stuff like this. Remember when Infestation was announced? I do. Oh, yeah...it was fun. And it only got better from there.

Well, if Kirk and the gang could make it past the X-Men, and zombies, then I figure they'll do okay with a visit from the Legion of Super Heroes.

Now, bring on the Green Lantern Corps, dagnabbit.

And Doctor Who, while you're at it.

Awwwww, yeah.


( 22 comments — Lay it on me )
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)

Was a time, though, when this sort of thing would've been relegated to fanfic in assorted APAs. And I would likely have been among those doing the writing at such a point in that distant past.

It's a surprised, I give them that. I would not have expected DC and Paramount to jointly sign off on this.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
Once you've blessed the X-Men and zombies, it's a bit hard to turn around and go, "Oh no...that's soooo not us." ;)
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
I want Kirk to try and score a threesome with Duo Damsel.

I want Kirk to deliver a flying leg kick to Darkseid.

This is the most awesome thing ever. I don't think I've ever been this excited for a Star Trek project in my life.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Darkseid would never let Kirk near him, but would still respect Kirk's guts for daring to try.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
I want Darkseid to be infatuated with a Horta, so he could get some rocks off.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
I won't be too surprised to see a scene in which Garth thinks that Spock is putting the moves on Imra when she and Spock are in a mind-meld
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)
I still want a print of the cover for the second issue of Trek's Infestation arc. That retro "Attack of the Killer Tribbles" artwork was just too swank.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
You know someone's going to try to make a connection between the Founders and the Durlans :)
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
Too early in Federation history for that to be tried. No?
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
Yes, but that didn't stop ENT from using the Borg
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
...you have a point.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
I'll go you one better.

The Founders and Proty. Because Proty's "people" are totally like the Founders, from how they look to how they work.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
IIRC, Proty was said to be Antarean. Perhaps there's a wormhole between the DCU Milky Way's counterpart to the Gamma Quadrant and the Antares Maelstrom?
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Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Maybe Spock and Brainiac will get into a debate so intense and incomprehensible that smoke comes pouring out of their ears.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
If anyone hates this, I hate them.

The only thing that is disappointing about this is that it was not released when I was thirteen years old.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
The beauty of having kids is that I can buy stuff like this and then claim it's for them :D
Jul. 22nd, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
*gigglefits* Like I said - couldn't be any worse that STXI... :) Personally, I'm holding out for Batman to kick Kirk's ass. I'd pay serious money for that comic.
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Batman(Bruce Wayne): Captain, a word with you and your Executive, if I may?

Kirk: What about?

Batman: I'm anticipating a need to distract certain parties with some violence-as-entertainment...

Spock: Given our expected opposition, a logical prediction...
Jul. 22nd, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
I've never been a superhero fan -- I just don't care about gods and their divine struggles -- so when I read through the comments here, I have no idea what anyone is talking about. As long as they make it possible for a non-superhero Trek fan to understand who is who, what's going on, and why we should care, I'm OK with this.

I'm skeptical that this will be anything BUT a nerdgasmm which is why my single comment over on the Trek BBS was "Oh god." I stand by that.
Jul. 22nd, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about the Legion, even though I'm more of a DC than a Marvel, but I love the idea that (on top of everything else) Kirk and Company encountered both universes in the course of that first five-year mission. :)
Jul. 24th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
They're kind of awesome that way, aren't they? :D
Jul. 23rd, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Jeff Moy is drawing Legion again.
I have a Jeff Moy sketch on my wall from when my store hosted him. He's one of my favorite LSH artists, so yay!
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