1442. Star Trek 13
PUBLICATION: Star Trek #13, IDW Comics, September 2012
CREATORS: Mike Johnson (writer), Stephen Molnar (artist)
STARDATE: Unknown (sometime after Christmas, follows previous issue).
PLOT: The crew of the Enterprise, and the events surrounding an away mission to Gamma Trianguli VI (i.e. The Apple), from a redshirt's perspective, Mr. Hendorff's, to be precise.
CONTINUITY: The original Hendorff died in The Apple, but in the new continuity, he is the character nicknamed "Cupcake" in the Star Trek movie, and mention is made of both stories here. The references to The Apple mean that the other redshirts must be Mallory (who originally stepped on exploding rocks), Kaplan (hit by lightning) and Marple (killed by natives), but see Divergences. Also mentioned, Calder II (Gambit Part I).
DIVERGENCES: In The Apple, the redshirt hit by lightning, Kaplan, was a white male, not a black female. Similarly, Marple was a Hispanic male, not a blonde female. It is of course entirely possible that though the threats were similar, the landing party was composed of different crew members.
PANEL OF THE DAY - Right under Spock's nose. Ballsy.