I'm sure someone will complain about "small universe syndrome", but there are some very welcome guest appearances, some in flashback, in the one-shot Keenser focus issue (#14) of IDW's "Star Trek Ongoing" that came out this week:
George Kirk Sr!
The monstrous, red Hengrauggi creature of Delta Vega.
Scotty's caged tribble.
And Keenser's parents.
His people are revealed to be the Roylan of Royla Prime.
I really enjoyed this issue. Like the previous issue, which focused on "Cupcake" Hendorff, this issue is a fun page-turner filled with possible easter eggs for the upcoming movie.