Thursday, October 21, 2010
Star Trek - Captain's Log:
JELLICO!! out TODAY!
If you're even a casual Star Trek fan, you need to pick this up today at you're local comic retailer!
Some of you might remember a 2 part episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation called "Chain of Command" where Picard was sent with a small team on a covert mission in Cardassian Space, leaving the Enterprise in the command of a very unlikable guy, played by Ronny Cox.
... well, there was this 2 part episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation called "Chain of Command" where Picard was sent with a small team on a covert mission in Cardassian Space, leaving the Enterprise in the command of a very unlikable guy, played by Ronny Cox. His name was Captain Jellico.
Though unlikable, it could easily argue he was a great captain. His style of command was obviously different from what we were used to, but he got the job done. I always thought he was an interesting character for that reason. Someone I could hate and respect at the same time.
Writer Keith DeCandido really brings this character to life in this IDW one shot. We finally get to see him with a crew that is accustomed to his command style while still introducing the character to new readers through the eyes of a new first officer. We follow her from her first beam-in and report right through to the resolution of a crisis. She even narrates the story and gives us her own insight to Jellico and the crew.
All this and some really cool action scenes that I very much enjoyed painting!
I've included some of those pages as well as the cover.
see the cover in the process of being created here.
Also, I should add that I didn't do the book alone. I had help from 2 very special artists, Javen and Elijah, who make their publishing debut in this very issue.
see more about them here.