They also seemed unable to draw Kirk from TOS whenever they did a flashback or a story in that era. It was always old, curly haired Kirk. The issue with "Uhura's Story" was a legendary issue for art bloopers.
Well, to be fair, that issue wasn't by the regular art team, but by Carmine Infantino, who had never drawn a Trek comic before. And though Infantino is a comics legend, I don't think likenesses of TV/movie characters are a strength of his.