Synopsis: This month on Star Trek. When strange malfunctions begin plaguing the U.S.S. Theseus mid-warp, Benjamin Sisko and his crew must band together to unveil the source behind the mysterious phenomena aboard the ship. But what initially appears as mere technological quagmires and strange happenings become a test that will determine the very fate of the universe.
Having gone in search of Godkillers. Benjamin Sisko and his newly gathered crew have picked up some clues, but an encounter with the omnipotent being known as Q proves to unravel a few more answers, but in order to get them. Sisco and his crew, which includes a fresh-faced Vulcan Officer called T’Lir must pass Q’s test. Along for the ride is former Enterprise Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher who has a few doubts about Sisko.
Once again Ramon Rosanas does a great job of the art insofar as scenes and layouts and such. But doesn’t quite get the character likenesses right, which makes it more of his own unique interpretation of Sisco and the other characters, which some might like and others will not.
I loved the various scenes that went on through the corridors and various rooms of the Theseus during the phenomena that swept through the ship’s decks. I particularly enjoyed the sequence where Jake Sisko and T’Lir were running through the ship and we get treated to a brief glimpse of Captain Kirk and Kor signing the Federation/Klingon peace treaty. Character likenesses aside. I can’t really find too much to criticize here as the art worked well with the main narrative of the book, which is the main purpose.
Star Trek #3 is fairly solid as far as the storyline goes. The action picks up from where the last issue left off and we get some interesting interactions between Beverley Crusher and Ben Sisko at the beginning of the story. T’Lir makes for an interesting new Vulcan character to add to the series and his interactions with Jake Sisko were fun to read.
The writing team made clever use of Q for this story and reuniting Q with Sisko was fun to see given that the characters have only encountered each other once and the DS9 series. The book leaves off with a fun tease for the next issue in which I think we will see Sisko visit a planet of Gods, hmm, I wonder if he will get to ask these gods if they need the use of his Starship. I’m pretty sure Scotty will have a word or two to say about that. All in all this story feels like a Star Trek story.