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 Peter David’s first run on Star Trek, with art by Tom Sutton and Gordon Purcell…
Peter David had a relatively short initial stint on DC’s Star Trek title (from #48 to #55), but it was a memorable one! So memorable that they brought him back to start up the SECOND Star Trek volume from DC that came out a year after the first volume finished.
David’s work is often noted by his sense of humor, and that was at display in his very first issue, which was a Bachelor’s Party for a Klingon member of the crew (a Klingon who has since been ret-conned out of existence).
The punch is non-alcoholic, until three different members of the senior crew of the Enterprise spike it, to amusing results…
But David was just as quick to turn to the serious side, like the ramifications of the brawl at the party…
That ending led to a big battle involving the Klingons (and a wedding between two crew members).
The next issue saw a telepath on board run amok, as first hilarity ensued…
and then things got more serious…
once that wrapped up, we got the following great cliffhanger (Kirk had recently informed Bearclaw that he would be kicked off of the Enterprise)….
this led to a great “life flashes before his and therefore our eyes” issue with Kirk and then a tense “whodunit?” two-parter to finish out his run.
Strong work from David and solid artwork from the veteran Sutton (the late, great Tom Sutton) and the newer artist, Gordon Purcell (who is still drawing Star Trek today, for IDW!).
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