In Review: Star Trek: Picard: Stargazer #3

Caught in a deadly crossfire between the Romulans and Remans, Seven of Nine and Picard must draw on their combined Starfleet and Rangers skills to save not only themselves but an entire planet!
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Synopsis: Caught in a deadly crossfire between the Romulans and Remans, Seven of Nine and Picard must draw on their combined Starfleet and Rangers skills to save not only themselves but an entire planet!

 

The Story

Picking up from the last issue. Picard has found himself and the Jenjorans are now prisoners of Reska and her Remans. Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, Seven of Nine and her Rangers have just seen off a few Remans. While in orbit around the planet The Stargazer has engaged with a Romulan Bird of Prey, which is commanded by Xenius. The Romulan commander that Picard first met many years prior when he’d thought he’d saved the world of Jenjor from the Romulans.

As the various conflicts and standoffs unfold. We learn what really happened to Jenjor after Picard left and how the Jenjorans and Remans initially worked together after the Romulans left. However, the Jenjorans would ultimately betray the Remans, which would cause Reska to go after them in order to get justice for her people. Ultimately Picard and Seven of Nine come up with a diplomatic solution and help both the Remans and Jenjorans rebuild the planet.

 

The Artwork

Angel Hernandez finishes his work on this story with style. I loved the sequence of panels where Picard and Reska are in the brig on Xenius’s Warbird. The combination of solid line work with  JD Mettler’s colors really creates a real sense of tension. We also get some nice action beats where Reska gets some payback on Xenius for leaving her and her late mother to day on the planet. 

 

Overall

This finishes off a nice filler story that sits nicely between seasons one and two of the TV series. I really enjoyed how the story shows us the differences between Picard and Seven of Nine, but also shows that they both meet somewhere in the middle when it comes to the art of diplomacy. I really liked how Seven uses her own experiences in order to relate to Reska and get a dialogue going with her that enables Picard and Starfleet to help create an accord between Reska and her people and the Jenjorans.

Overall. I really enjoyed this story.

9.7
Star Trek: Picard: Stargazer #3
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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