The Best Star Trek Comic Book Story Of All Time?

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  1. Dayton3

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    What do you think the best Star Trek Comic Book story of all time was?

    For me it was one of the later DC Comics Star Trek annuals.

    It focused solely on Scotty and was about him and his wife.

    That is, it opened with Scotty mourning the death of his wife (his marriage was completely unknown to the rest of the crew. They had only seen her once) whom he married a few years before Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan and who died in a shuttle accident while the crew was on Vulcan between Star Trek III: The Search For Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

    The story is told in "reverse flashback". The most recent events seen first.

    The first flashback is to Peter Prestons funeral. The last flashback is the first ever meeting between Scotty (8 years old) and Glynnis Campbell (6 years old).

    The story will literally bring tears to your eyes. And it is a story that people who don't give a rip about Star Trek will love.
     
  2. EliyahuQeoni

    EliyahuQeoni Commodore Commodore

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    My favorite was the issue of DC's Star Trek where Spock returns to Talos IV to check up on Chris Pike and offer him a chance to return to Earth.
     
  3. captcalhoun

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    the Mirror Universe saga
     
  4. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    I had the best time with the Grond vs Ajir - the hilarious "Double Blind" by Diane Duane. Ugly beetle creatures versus the dreaded... pussy cats!

    Naraht the horta (from the novel "My Enemy, my Ally") gets to sit in the command chair, and we see artist renditions of Harb Tanzer, Janice Kerasus, and others. Funniest scene: Naraht watching the Grond eating metal furniture in the rec deck and murmuring, "I bet that tastes gooood."
     
  5. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Peter David's last issue for the second DC series of TOS comics. "Once Upon A Hero..." had Kirk struggling to find the right words after a "redshirt" dies protecting him on an alien planet. The eulogy at the end is great. "...because the death of one of us, diminishes us all."
     
  6. Christopher

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    Interesting how the Trek comic stories PAD gets the most praise for are the ones where he was blatantly paying homage to earlier stories. The annual about Scotty's wife was inspired by the reverse-storytelling structure of Harold Pinter's play Betrayal, and "Once a Hero" was inspired by an episode from the final season of M*A*S*H wherein Hawkeye had to give a eulogy for a nurse nobody had really known. Well, as the saying goes, talent borrows, genius steals. ;)