In Review: Star Trek: Defiant #13

Starbase 99 has been compromised. Worf and the Defiant crew are quarantined within, desperately trying to evade the infected as their parasitic counterparts
Defiant

Synopsis: Starbase 99 has been compromised. Worf and the Defiant crew are quarantined within, desperately trying to evade the infected as their parasitic counterparts flood the floors of the base. To make matters worse, one of the crew’s bounties is dead, another missing. Can the crew survive this raging parasitic invasion on the desolate starbase?

 

The Story

Picking the story up from where the last issue left off. Worf and his crew have found themselves fighting an unending battle with an invasion of parasites that have taken over the crew and personnel of Starbase 99. As the fight rages on Nymira starts to have flashbacks to her time in a Prison Colony. Added to that Worf’s crew is starting to show signs of turning on him.

Elswhere Commander Sela, who helped Worf and his crew out during the Day Of Blood series is on a course to meet up with the Defiant, but her journey gets interrupted by her Romulan father who tempts her with an offer that you’d think she’d not refuse.

 

The Artwork

Angel Unzueta and Marissa Louise  do a fantastic job with the art in this book. We get some great action beats as Worf,  Ro Laren, B’Elanna Torres, Ambassador Spock, and Nymira fight against a seemingly never-ending swarm of parasitic bugs that are looking to try and infect them.  A highlight of this issue is the flashback sequence at the start where we learn a little something about Nymira’s past. Another highlight is where we see Sela’s shuttle run afoul of a mine just before the meeting with her father. 

 

Overall

A strong second chapter to this story arc that reintroduced the parasitic bugs from the first season TNG episode Conspiracy. The flashback with Nymira might suggest that she has prior experience with these parasites. We also get a nice little twist that involves a key crewmember from the defiant.

Overall. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

9.7
Star Trek: Defiant #13
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

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