The issue starts with Rand introducing Kirk to her new husband while, in his log narration, the captain laments losing Rand as she joins the crew of the USS Icarus. Issue one ends with Spock boarding the Enterprise, not exactly the most riveting cliffhanger. It’s all fun if anti-climactic, but, hey, it features a Scottish witch using her powers to make a phaser grow to incredible size and crush a no-named Federation jobber. Think about it, at this time in comic book history, how many Marvel books featured a woman of color as a regular character? Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Sulu, and Uhura must beam down to a giant prison fortress to rescue the shape shifting son of an alien ambassador. The whole thing ends with Suvak sacrificing himself to save his fiancé and the Hephaestians from the Klingons and Bones admitting that, deep down, he’s glad the Vulcan is dead because it will save his daughter future heartache. The vortex in space drags the Enterprise into it, along with a giant asteroid, which threatens to collide with the ship. Another issue, another creative shift. That was a creator credit that appeared when a large group of artists had to each ink a page to keep a book on schedule. Some international orders have seen delays as large as 2-6 weeks. He planned to help a prisoner escape and take her place so he could be executed. It features a male Starfleet officer that I think is supposed to be Kirk? Anyway, this issue is pretty freakin’ insane so strap in: Kirk and his crew must deliver a red, eyeless alien named Raytag M’Gora back to Thallus, the prison M’Gora escape from. Pasko makes it very clear that Kirk and Hester were once an item and, when the two find themselves alone together, the space soap opera begins. It's the comic book adaptation of the Big Screen debut of Gene Roddenberry's sci-fi phenomenon! The adaptation probably could have used a fourth issue as things get plenty rushed in part three. Milgrom would only be on the book for four issues, overseeing the end of the Marvel Trek era, and while Milgrom is a very capable and accomplished editor, Jones was one of the best in the business, especially on licensed properties. It would have been nice to Joanna explored a bit more but this issue was still a deep mediation in Dr. McCoy’s past and, hey, it even found an important role for Chekov. Marvel Comics Super Special #15. Think about that next time you notice your little garden gnome peering at you. Science is shunned in favor of religious superstition and, when Spock’s ears are accidently revealed to the inhabitants, he is almost burned as a witch. We are shipping all orders on time, but please expect possible delays in transit. A squadron of Klingon battle cruisers approach a massive cloud of energetic gas in space. A squadron of Klingon battle cruisers approach a massive cloud of energetic gas in space. They volunteer to help retrieve an escaped female prisoner. Marvel’s Star Trek #1-3 reprinted the oversized Marvel Super Special #15, an adaptation of the first Trek film. The relationship between Star Trek and comic books goes back almost to the beginning of the franchise. In truth, the idea of a city-sized death row is kind of cool, but this issue was diluted a bit with melodrama. The splash page features the Enterprise flying towards a floating space haunted house complete with a wrought iron gate and cat and bat space ghosties. 1 Image(s) from Star Trek Vol 1 3; Footnotes Drexler compels the crew to mutiny so Uhura and Sulu make the mind-controlled heel turn because they want to go on vacation. They wish to protect their planet from colonization. At Marvel, fans got to see the legendary crew of the Enterprise fight Marvel’s version of Dracula and Frankenstein, they got to witness Kirk become a pharaoh and Spock become a barbarian, they got to meet McCoy’s daughter, and sit back and enjoy about three years of very strangely wonderful Trek adventures all brought to life by some of the industry’s greatest. Krase orders full force fields and evasive maneuvers, but his starship is quickly engulfed by the cloud's energy bolts. Well, no TV budget is bringing that to life in 1981, so go comics! The Federation is not allowed to see foot on this planet, Miaplacidus II, so the crew must be extra careful. Hey, at least she was in the issue. He doesn’t even have one… so what can he feel for you? Three issues left and Marvel pulls this one out of its fanny? Scotty ends the issue with the pun: “Where gnome men have gone before,” because of course he does. Without all the wistful staring out of windows, the V’Ger story is kind of one sitting digestible. And I guess he was a big Bronze Age Marvel Comics fan. Kirk heads to Thallus and encounters that nutso space haunted house that we mentioned. It seems that these Scottish legends were all mentally created by Manning who was taught the technique by Drexler.