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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Manga    by David Gerrold & et al order for
Star Trek: The Next Generation
by David Gerrold
Order:  USA  Can
TOKYOPOP, 2009 (2009)
* *   Reviewed by Ricki Marking-Camuto

Having released a few issues of Star Trek: The Manga, Tokyopop is now tackling The Next Generation. Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Manga features four short stories, each written by a different writer and illustrated by a different artist.

Changeling, written by David Gerrold with art by E.J. Su, is a light and funny tale in which Ensign Crusher learns a valuable lesson. Sensation, written by Diane Duane with art by Chrissy Delk - the story of a lost civilization trying to be heard - is the wordiest of the four pieces, making it feel more like a novella than a manga short.

The Picardian Knot, written by Christine Boylan with art by Don Hudson, contains a good mixture of art and plot as the crew tries to help Captain Picard regain his emotions. Loyalty, written by F.J. DeSanto with art by Bettina Kurkoski, telling the tale of a test of Commander Will Riker, works very well as a short manga with the most consistent artwork and understandable plot for non-Star Trek fans.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Manga will delight fans of the TV show, and offers some interesting stories for science fiction fans in general.

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