In Review: Star Trek (2022-) #12

The crossover event between Star Trek and Star Trek: Defiant comes to a thrilling conclusion in part five of DAY OF BLOOD!

Synopsis: The crossover event between Star Trek and Star Trek: Defiant comes to a thrilling conclusion in part five of DAY OF BLOOD! Using powers bestowed upon him by the Prophets, emissary Benjamin Sisko withstands the god-killing weapon for now, but forces of the Orb of Destruction wear on him with each passing moment. Meanwhile, Worf agonizes over a fatal wound of his own that he can never hope to heal. What will become of our heroes? What will become of the universe? Can the crews of the Theseus and Defiant stop the godkiller once and for all?


The Story

This issue wraps up the Day of Blood storyline but leaves a few plot threads open for further adventures. Sisko takes on Kahless and manages to come out on top as we see Kahless flee to cause trouble further down the line. The story ends on a little bit of a cliffhanger as we see Lore looking to create some trouble with the remnants of Kahless’s followers.


The Artwork

 Angel Unzueta and colorist Marissa Louise pull off some great work in this final issue of the Day of Blood storyline. We get some really dramatic visuals in which we see Sisko in his role of the Emissary struggle as he goes up against the god killing Orb of Destruction. But we also get a great moment where we see the prophets speak to Sisko using the faces of those familiar to him. This is done via one of the most beautiful splash pages you are likely to see, which is included below. 




In short. The artwork throughout this issue is awesome.



Collin Kelly does a solid job of finishing this story but leaves a few plot threads hanging to get picked up in future issues. I loved how the issue ended with Lore looking to take advantage of the power vacuum that Kahless had left behind. But I also loved the clever way in which the writer uses Sela and makes her a relevant character again.

Star Trek (2022-) #12
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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