- Writer: Dave Baker
- Artist: Angel Hernandez
- Colorist: Ronda Pattison
- Letterer: Neil Uyetake
- Editor: Chase W. Marotz
Thanks to IDW Publishing for the review copy!
The first two issues of this series, which focuses on Voyager’s Borg character Seven of Nine, has largely set the table for what happens in Issue 3. When Voyager comes into contact with a disabled alien ship, the crew trades supplies for help repairing the ship. In the process, Seven has learned about the inequality and suffering the working class aliens suffer at the hands of the ruling caste.
Seven has been struggling with this for two issues, but the long anticipated rebellion starts at the beginning of the issue. Unlike the first two issues, which spent a lot of time on the moral questions the alien society posed, this issue focuses on the fight. There is also an examination of the alien lore that may exacerbate or resolve the conflict down the road.
One of the things I appreciate about the Star Trek comics is how they faithfully render the well known characters, and this issue is no exception (though Seven is pretty much the only crew member we see). I also like how the comics are able to do things a TV show (or movie for that matter) could not do with special effects. The aliens are interestingly designed and would pose a challenge for live action. Some of the action sequences would similarly be difficult to pull off outside the comic medium.
This issue lacks some of the signature ‘Star Trek’ dilemma pondering that the other issues included, but it does move the story along nicely. The issue ends on a cliffhanger. If you like Star Trek Voyager, I recommend this series. I do recommend starting with issue one, as this issue doesn’t have much explanation as to what is going on. As I noted in my review of prior issues, the retailer incentive cover by Jeffrey Veregge (below) is my favorite of the three options.
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