Synopsis: This month in Star Trek: Defiant. Amid a ruse gone wrong, Worf and his away team of B’Elanna Torres and Ro Laren find themselves imprisoned by Orion pirates wary of the supposed Maquis separatists. Meanwhile, in the captain’s chair of the Defiant, Spock struggles to defend the ship with Lore’s musings of chaos in his ear.
Picking up from where the last issue left off. Worf and his team of B’Elanna Torres and Ro Laren are prisoners of the Orian pirates who are concerned about the Maquis separative. Meanwhile, Spock has taken command of the Defiant, which has been attacked by the Orians and is critically damaged. In order to repair Defiant while the rest of the crew continue evasive maneuvers. Spock must go to extreme lengths to repair the ship’s Warp Core and has to make a difficult choice.
Back onboard the Scarab. Worf has been injured in his efforts to escape. In order to get their Captain back to The Defiant. Ro and B’Elanna must accept help from an unexpected source.
Angel Unzueta and Marissa Louise do fantastic work on this issue. Marrissa Louise’s colors really make Unzueta’s line work pop to life as we get treated to some thrilling action beats throughout the issue. From the moment that Worf gets shot and we see pink blood spew from his torso. You know you are in for a treat. The corridors of Scarab make for a brilliant venue as we see Ro and B’Elanna struggle to keep ahead of their pursuers. The moment where we see an injured Worf who is hyped on Klingon Adrenlin see off the Orian Captain is brilliantly captured.
Added to this we get a series of Panels where we see Spock struggling to save the Defiant as the artists get to draw a similar series of events that we saw in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but this time we get a fun little twist. I loved the panels of Spock accessing the various control panels as he made his way to Lore in order to strike a deal with the devil.
This was a really strong issue with lots going on. Added to Spock struggling to keep The Defiant flying. We has Worf and his team escaping as well as the Orian Captain narrating an old Orian story about a past Orian leader and a pact that was made with a Gorn Captain. And if that isn’t enough we get another report about Worf and Spock from Romulan Agent Sela. The question is. When will we see Sela actually come into this story and what role will she have?