Therin of Andor wrote:
"The Return" is a pretty gripping page turner, but the returned Kirk is not really the Kirk we knew, and the ending made me angry. However, the Kirk we meet in "Avenger" has become SuperKirk, the being who one day will give Worf a run for his credits.
"One day?" It was in The Return
that the infamous "60-ish Kirk beats up 30-something Worf" scene happened.