In Review: Star Trek (2022-) #14

Captain Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Theseus team up with Starfleet Operative Kingsnake—a.k.a. HARRY KIM—to stop the war-loving Tzenkethi from launching their fleet across the Quadrant.
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Synopsis: This month on Star Trek, Captain Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Theseus team up with Starfleet Operative Kingsnake—a.k.a. HARRY KIM—to stop the war-loving Tzenkethi from launching their fleet across the Quadrant. Unfortunately for Starfleet, however, the Tzenkethi leader has a surprise guest of his own who will stop at nothing to thwart Starfleet’s plans. Meanwhile, when the crew is greeted by continuous—and frightening—earthquakes, Dr. Crusher realizes there is more going on with the planet than they may be able to survive…

 

The Story

Having been sent on a mission to Tzenkethi on an urgent mission. Captain Sisko and his crew meet up with a contact with the codename of Kingsnake, who turns out to be none other than Harry Kim. But as they have their initial meetings. Harry, Tom, Sato, and Captain Sisko find themselves having to defend themselves from a Tzenkethi attack. Just about managing to get the better of their Tzenkethi attackers. Sisko and his team are invited to meet the Tzenkethi leader who is believed to be in communication with the planet. However, when it turns out that a Romulan delegation has also been invited to meet with the Tzenkethi leader things get interesting.

Meanwhile, on the U.S.S. Theseus, Dr. Crusher has made a frightening discovery about the Tzenkethi planet and looks to beam down to the planet’s surface to investigate further.

 

The Artwork

Marcus To and the colorist Lee Loughridge do a brilliant job of the artwork. Their interpretation of the Tzenkethic City is brilliant as everything is made from glass. This allows for lots of interesting shadow play with the various colors. Also great are the different Tzenkethi character drawings as they each look like different variants of dinosaurs.

 

Overall

A fun issue that gives us more insight into the Tzenkethi culture, which is somewhat brutal by human standards as it is very much survival of the fittest. Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing make good use of Ensign Sato as the communication skills that she inherited from her Great, Great Grandmother Hoshi Sato come into play. 

To sum up. I’m really enjoying this story so far and look forward to seeing how it evolves over the next few months.

 

 

9.6
Star Trek (2022-) #14
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.8

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