Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Rob's Room: Star Trek Minicomic by Kevin Church & Jordan Gibson

Star Trek Minicomic by Kevin Church & Jordan Gibson (via They Boldly Went)
Jordan Gibson  and myself made you this bootleg Star Trek comic to enjoy. Yes, his art is terrific and yes, you probably want to commission him to draw something for you or buy one of his prints, which will enhance any home.
Why “The Right Stuff?”  I recently re-read Tom Wolfe’s not-quite-nonfiction account of the Mercury 7 of the same name  (and re-watched the excellent movie version) and while there’s a certain amount of waxing poetic about the masculinity of those first Americans into space, it’s easy to draw parallels between the confident way in which those men stepped up to the task and the steely-eyed professionalism that our favorite starship crew displays on a regular basis.
 Or, as Gordon Cooper says: “Who was the best pilot I ever saw? Well, uh, you’re lookin’ at ‘im.”