At the New York Comic Con a couple of weeks ago, I ran into my friend David Alan Mack, who has a job that sounds much cooler than it probably is in real life — he writes Star Trek novels. David was there to promote a couple of his new books, which by no coincidence were on sale in the exhibition hall.
I picked up his latest Star Trek novel, Mirror Universe, as well as Road of Bones, a Wolverine novel which he finished late last year. Mirror Universe is great fun because it takes place in a parallel universe to the normal Star Trek milieu, with lots of familiar characters doing very uncharacteristic things and all assumptions about continuity with the rest of the Star Trek canon thrown out the window. Gene would probably not approve.
Road of Bones is almost worth getting for the awesome cover art, done by the artist also named David Mack. Definitely a departure from the usual Wolverine tales, with intense violence and globe-trotting worthy of 007. It’s got ninjas, mecha, deadly viruses and one pissed off little Canadian super-hero. Things will get messy by the end, for sure.
If you are an X-men fan or a Trekkie / Trekker, do yourself a favor and pick these babies up.