Synopsis: Arc two of the acclaimed Star Trek: Defiant series starts here! Still reeling from the battle on Qo’noS, Worf and the Defiant crew have been ordered to return to Starfleet headquarters where they await learning the Federation’s thoughts on their involvement in the fight against Kahless and the Red Path.
Worf and his crew return to Starfleet headquarters to be debriefed about their recent unauthorized mission in the fight against Kahless and his Red Path. However, their journey is not without incident as Worf winds up undergoing major heart surgery. As they arrive back on Earth. Worf, Ro, and B’Elanna Torres have to stand before Admiral Edward Jellico and Admiral Alynna Nechayev and plead their case. However, the two admirals have other plans for Worf and his crewmates and these are plans that do not involve a Starfleet Commission. In short Worf and his crew are released from Starfleet to pursue a new career as Bounty Hunters and they are given three priority targets to go after.
Mike Feehan and Marissa Louise do a solid job with the art in this issue, which is impressive given that there is very little in the way of action for the artists to draw. About the most dramatic event is Worf collapsing as he and Spock beam Sela back to her Romulan Warbird and bid her farewell. The panels of Worf lying in Sickbay are quite dramatic as we see the orian known as X finally reveal her name and work on Worf.
I also enjoyed the panels where we see Worf’s dream conversation with his son Alexander whom he managed to save from dying in the last issue with a little help from the orb of creation.
I quite like the idea of Worf being a Bounty Hunter because it feels quite similar to where we find Worf to be in the third season of Star Trek: Picard. It’s almost like the comics are trying to move their continuity so it’s a little closer to that which has been seen on the recent TV shows. I also loved that Worf gets to buy the Defiant.