....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.
- I'm at...:the Manor
- I'm feelin'...: nerdly