It feels like crossovers are taking place between all forms of media today. Whether between several movies like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, TV shows like the Arrowverse, or comics in general, crossovers often generate a high level of excitement and hype among fans, and the comic book miniseries Star Trek / Green Lantern is no exception.
The difficulty of bringing two franchises together can be a big undertaking, but watching beloved characters from both franchises collide in an epic space adventure is a truly worthwhile and enjoyable story for Star trek and Green Lantern fans everywhere to see how it unfolds.
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The comic book miniseries was released by IDW in association with DC Comics under the title Star Trek / Green Lantern: War of the Specter. The miniseries was written by Mike Johnson, a comic book author who has written other Star trek comics, as well as some DC Comics stories.
IDW, which stands for Idea and Design Works, has previously published other Star Trek crossover comics, including Star Trek / Legion of Superheroes Y Star Trek / X-Men. What franchise will the Enterprise crew come across next?
9 Only 6 problems
Star Trek / Green Lantern was released every month for the last six months of 2015. It was originally released as an ongoing series, which means that the series is intended to run without a definitive end date. After the miniseries concluded, it was compiled into a graphic novel in April 2016 and features a total of 140 pages.
Although a six-issue miniseries may not sound like much, there have been several very successful comics that only ran in six issues, such as Green Arrow: Year One Y Green Lantern: Renaissance.
8 Has a sequel
A sequel comic book miniseries titled Star Trek / Green Lantern: Stranger Worlds, was released in 2016 to 2017. It also consists of six issues, Strange worlds it was short-lived. The story featured the iconic Star trek the villain Khan, who becomes the Red Lantern.
If that’s not exciting enough, Captain Kirk obtains a ring of power and becomes a Green Lantern to rescue a group of fellow Lanterns. Perhaps with enough fan support, IDW will release a third miniseries, completing a Star Trek / Green Lantern comics trilogy.
7 Follow the Star Trek characters from the JJ Abrams movies
DC Comics characters from the miniseries join forces with heroes from the new Star trek films directed by JJ Abrams. Of the films in the trilogy, Abrams directed the first two, Star trek Y Star trek into darkness, while Justin Lin directed the third film, Star trek beyond.
The illustrations in the miniseries closely resemble characters from the movies, such as Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Spock. Although none of the events in the miniseries are mentioned in the movies, it is still an intriguing crossover.
6 It takes place in the XXIII century
While most comic book stories featuring DC Comics characters generally take place today, Star Trek / Green Lantern break the mold. The futuristic setting of the adventures of Captain Kirk and company allowed the DC Comics characters to go through a fish out of water experience.
While the Green Lantern Corps are usually aware of intergalactic happenings, that is not the case when they travel to the Kelvin Universe from Star Trek. However, the crew of the Enterprise must have been just as confused when flying superheroes with colored rings appeared.
5 Star Sapphire appears
The DC Comics character Star Sapphire joins Hal Jordan on the Enterprise in the Star Trek Kelvin Universe. She is accompanied by an injured Saint Walker, a member of the Blue Lantern Corps who first appeared in DC Comics in 2007.
The alter ego of this version of Star Sapphire is Carol Ferris, who is most commonly associated with being romantically involved with Hal Jordan. Most popularly, the character of Carol Ferris appears in the 2011 film Green Lantern and is portrayed by actress Blake Lively.
4 There is a Klingon battle
The crew of the Enterprise engage in a grand battle in space with the villainous General Chang and his army of Klingon warriors. Chang ends up obtaining a yellow power ring, which he uses in an attempt to attack the USS Enterprise. Fortunately, Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern appears and a fight ensues between the two.
Both parties finally retreat to fight another day. The classic Star Emigrate Baddie is most often associated with the late Christopher Plummer’s portrayal of the character in the film, Star Trek VI: The Unknown Country.
3 Nekron is the villain
The DC Comics supervillain serves as the miniseries’ main villain. Nekron first appeared in the 1981 comic, Tales of the Green Lantern # 2, and is very involved in the Darkest night comic series. In the miniseries, he is responsible for destroying almost all life in an alternate DC universe.
He then travels to Star Trek’s Kelvin Universe to continue his rampage of death. Nekron finally takes a final blow when the heroes use the combined energies of the Power Rings against him.
two McCoy, Uhura, and Chekov become lanterns
Ganthet, the last Guardian of the Universe, takes six different colored power rings and tries to escape from Nekron. However, Ganthet is destroyed by Nekron, but not before sending the rings of power to Star Trek’s Kelvin Universe.
The crew of the Enterprise ends up finding three of the power rings, while the other three find their way to other hosts. McCoy wields the indigo ring, Uhura the purple ring, and Chekov the blue ring. The trio ends up having fun with their power rings and let’s face it, who wouldn’t want a power ring?
1 Sinestro Appears
It is revealed that while Nekron was destroying worlds in the DC Universe, some of the heroes and villains band together in a last-ditch effort to save their world. The Green Lantern supervillain Sinestro appears in Star Trek’s Kelvin Universe to try to find the new host of the recently transported yellow ring of power.
Other Green Lantern villains, such as Atrocitus and Larfleeze, also attempt to locate their corresponding red and orange power rings in Star Trek’s Kelvin Universe. Towards the end of the story, the three villains escape before the combined forces of the Enterprise and the Lanterns can stop them.
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