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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Airship Enterprise Issues 1 & 2

 I love the original Star Trek TV series and Steampunk.  Thanks to Antarctic Press I get to enjoy both with its Airship Enterprise 4-part mini-series.

Join the captain and crew of the Airship Enterprise as they attempt to find the crew of the research vessel Christiaan Huygens.

Captain Janis Tibbs orders the crew of the Airship Enterprise to begin rescue operations as they search for spaceship in distress.

Following the Christiaan Huygens' distress signal they collide with a long cornucopia-shaped living spaceship.  Two of the Airship Enterprise's Outriders are dispatched to the living ship that attacks them and threatens to pull them to their deaths.

Only the quick thinking of the captain saves the Outriders which crash into the giant ship.
Once inside the ship the Outrider occupants discover the crew and wreckage of the Christiaan Huygens-they also discover the occupants of the ship.

The organic ship's 'crew' are part of a hive mind and their High Priestess Aido Quedo wishes to 'assimilate' both the crew of the Airship Enterprise and Christiaan Huygens into the alien ship.

If some of this sounds familiar, it should.  Do I detect hints of the Borg and other Star Trek references?  Doomsday Machine anyone?

Airship Enterprise, as written and drawn by Brian Denham, is a clever (and original) take on a familiar sci-fi series with elements of Steampunk thrown in for good measure.


Great story, great art and awesome colors.  I can't wait for issues 3 and 4!