Re: Why are the TOS movies better then the TNG movies?
While I love those comic stories(except Bearclaw is a too over the top jerk who wouldn't have lasted a day in Starfleet) I'm not sure they're a good indication of how movies without Spock would have worked.
I think it does show that the right people can tell compelling Star Trek
stories regardless of who is on the crew roster.
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.