Synopsis: This month on Star Trek. Benjamin Sisko returns to Deep Space 9, and it’s the family reunion we’ve all been waiting for—or is it? Meanwhile, the crew of the U.S.S. Theseus meet a familiar face from Paramount+ hit show Lower Decks. Continuing Benjamin Sisko’s quest to stop celestial genocide in THE RED PATH, the second arc of the critically acclaimed Star Trek flagship comic series continues!
Having forces Kahless and his forces to retreat and take care of the God planet T’Kon in the last issue. Captain Sisko and the crew of the U.S.S. Theseus return to Deep Space Nine, which offers Sisko the opportunity to catch up with his wife and meet his young daughter for the first time. After having spent time with his family. Sisko’s first order of business is to reconnect with his former first officer Colonel Kira who introduces him to his new Tactical Officer. A former Bajoran resistance fighter Lt Commander Shax. It seems that Shax proves to be a solid intelligence resource when it comes to tracking the whereabouts of the various orbs known as The Tears of The Prophets. This information cuts Theseus’s crew’s shore-leave short as the mission to find the rest of the Orbs leads them to Cardassia Prime.
The artwork throughout this book is fairly solid but is a bit hit-and-miss with some of the character likenesses. Specifically when it comes to Sisko’s wife. That said the drawings of the various locations such as Quarks Bar are fairly strong. By far the strongest art is when we see a fleet of Dominion War-era Cardassian Ships go up against Sisko.
Collin Kelly’s Trek story takes on a few twists and turns as we get left with a cliffhanger that sees Sisko having to pay for past sins. And given that Sisko’s new adversary is called Damar, but is not the Damar that we came to know and love. It’s going to be interesting to see how things unfold in the next issue where we’ll see Sisko put on trail for what might well be some trumped up war crimes.