A Review: STAR TREK #14

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of STAR TREK #14 from IDW Comics. The story is by Mike Johnson, illustrated by Stephen Molnar, and colors by John Rauch.

This issue focuses on Keenser, the small alien who joined the Enterprise crew with Scotty in the film reboot. Keenser is unusual for his race (Roylan); he’s taller than them and exceptionally bright. He witnessed first contact with the Federation (I won’t tell you which ship). He soon left Royla and became the first Roylan to graduate Starfleet Academy. After several assignments, he becomes Chief Engineer at the research station on Delta Vega. Years later the station is essentially abandoned and Keenser forgotten, that’s when he’s joined by an assistant…Montgomery Scott. The rest, well you know…

This is a nice little story that I enjoyed. These original stories are just as good if not better than the classic Trek stories told in the new timeline. The fact that they took the time to focus on a character that had little screen time is cool too. Stephen Molnar’s art is top notch as well.

I have been enjoying this series and encouraging anyone who enjoys Star Trek (classic or new classic) to pick up this book.

STAR TREK #14 is in stores now and available at www.idwpublishing.com.

~ Thomas