A Year of Cool Comics – Day 124

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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 124

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we take a look at a story that got a lot of attention when I did the Greatest Peter David Stories Ever Told, Star Trek Annual #3 “Retrospect,” by David and Curt Swan!


Peter David has shown an odd history, where he often does some of his most memorable work right off the bat, which isn’t usually the case for creators. Just a few issues into his Spectacular Spider-Man run, he did the Death of Jean DeWolff!

Star Trek Annual #3 was David’s first Star Trek story, and it was quite a doozy!

The plot for the issue is extremely straightforward – Scotty learns that his ex-wife is dead. The rest of the issue shows Scotty thinking back upon his relationship with the woman through a series of flashbacks.

It’s a simple plot, but a very heatfelt and effective issue, making it very memorable.

The Curt Swan artwork sure doesn’t hurt!!

Heartfelt stuff, huh?

Here’s when they broke up, right before Star Trek III…

Here they are right before the first Star Trek movie…

Here they are in a scene set during the original TV series…

and finally, as kids…

Very good Annual, and it is well remembered by fans (with good reason!)!