PUBLICATION: Star Trek #14, IDW Comics, October 2012
CREATORS: Mike Johnson (writer), Stephen Molnar (artist)
STARDATE: Unknown (before, during, and after Star Trek)
PLOT: The story of how Keenser was inducted into Starfleet, came to be on Delta Vega, and his first meeting with Scotty. In the present, he feels like he doesn't fit on the Enterprise, but then finds his size has its advantages.
CONTINUITY: Keenser's people (the Roylans) are even shorter than he is. First Contact was made by the USS Kelvin, when George Kirk was a Lt. Commander. Keenser returned to Earth on that ship and was consequently saddened by its destruction months before he graduated from the Academy. He was posted on Delta Vega long before Scotty was assigned there following the Beagle incident. The monster seen in the movie doesn't scare him. (All concepts from Star Trek.)
PANEL OF THE DAY - Goldilocks Syndrome.