Star Trek: the manga Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou
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Star Trek: the manga Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou (Star Trek: The Manga #2)

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Manga. The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise... Manga-style art and Star Trek tales collide again in this next volume of TOKYOPOP's voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise, commanded by Captain James T. Kirk. Once again ten artists and writers from across the artistic spectrum deliver up brand new tales of universal betterment featuring the classic...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 11th 2007 by TokyoPop
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Aaron
TokyoPop, a strong producer of manga, dove into the realm of Star Trek a couple of years ago when it introduced a volume of short stories produced in the Japanese graphic art form. This is the second volume to come out, and it is a group of five very interesting tales.

One of them does a wonderful job of examinig what happened to Lt. Uhura after her mind was wiped by the traveling probe Nomad.

Another is written by Wil Wheaton (a.k.a. Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation and is a cl...more
Noah Soudrette
Dec 03, 2007 Noah Soudrette rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Trek fans, Manga fans
Shelves: manga, star-trek
Well, I was bit disappointed with the story quality of the first volume, and while it's improved here, it's still not satisfying me. The two stories that stand out are the ones by Will Wheaton and Diane Duane, both long established Trek personalities, so it's really no surprise that there's were the best. What I think is most telling is that the best story in here was the bonus story, excerpted from a separate short story collection. Basically, the writing is slightly better, but the novelty of...more
Bob
Oct 17, 2007 Bob rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Dedicated Star Trek Fans
This book consists of five stories ranging from pretty good to excellent, sadly trimmed to outline length and attached to crappy anime-quality art. In four of the stories, the characters are barely recognizable, more closely resembling characters from Final Fantasy or Speed Racer than the crew of the Enterprise. In all five, the brief length of the format prevents the stories from being fully developed. I bought it because I like Wil Wheaton and Diane Duane, and I'm not sorry I did - but unless...more
Kevin
Oct 23, 2007 Kevin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Star Trek / Sci Fi / Manga Fans
Shelves: mangacartoons
This is Volume 2 in a successful TokyoPop Manga rendition of new stories for the Star Trek Universe, and it does not disappoint.

The first story, probably the best and most authentic Star Trek Original series story, is written by Wesley Crusher himself: Wil Wheaton. While I normally dislike Cast Written Books/Stories, this one is without a doubt the most enjoyable in the series.

That isn't to say the rest of the stories are without merit.

If you are a Star Trek fan, specifically old Star Trek, you'...more
Mikael Kuoppala
Shows improvement compared to the reasonably interesting first volume. This time, the stories aim higher, freeing themselves of obvious Trek and manga clichés and offering new viewpoints into the 5 year mission.
Heather Domin
The stories in the first volume were consistently OK; here it varies from really good to really meh. The third story, "Communications Breakdown", is by far my favorite. Uhura ftw!
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Star Trek: the manga Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou (Star Trek: The Manga) by Bettina Kurkoski (2007)
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