Star Trek 896: The Sentence

896. The Sentence

PUBLICATION: Star Trek v.2 #2, DC Comics, November 1989

CREATORS: Peter David (writer), James W. Fry and Arne Starr (artists)

STARDATE: 8475.2 (follows the last issue)

PLOT: Kirk refuses to die on the Salla's word and the Enterprise retreats from an angry Nasgulian ship as McCoy is left to puzzle out how Argus died. The Klingons' price on Kirk's head is revealed to be 10 million credits, and Klaa is angered that the ambassador would open it up to non-Klingons. Sulu meets his new navigator, Kathy Li. The Enterprise then heads for Chronian III, where they must help Ambassador Palmer achieve piece between the native warring species. One of the leaders, however, has other plans and pulls out a gun...

CONTINUITY: The Federation President and Klingon Ambassador continue to appear right out of ST V, as now do Klaa and Vixis. Introduction of Kathy Li.

DIVERGENCES: A green-skinned man called Palmer?

PANEL OF THE DAY - Krypton, a loyal Federation member
REVIEW: Though the prior series did have ongoing subplots, volume 2 is truly heading into serial comics territory, juggling a number of balls in the air at the same time. Consequently, it's a little difficult to comment on the unfinished plots except to say they range from fine to promising. I do like that Peter David has decided to take Klaa up on his promise to meet Kirk again from the film. Where the comic continues to shine is in the comic interplay between the characters. The Kirk-McCoy dialogue is particularly sparkling, and Spock gets off a few worthy zingers as well. Fry's art continues to be dynamic even if he has problems with perspective and his aliens continue to be imaginative (though perhaps too much, as they jar with the known Star Trek universe).

2 comments:

The Mutt said...

One of Fry's aliens appears to be Jor-El.

Siskoid said...

Yes, I believe that was my Krypton joke ;)

 

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