Star Trek #53 Capsule Review

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Title:  Star Trek #53

Publisher:  IDW Publishing

Writer:  Mike Johnson

Artist:  Tony Shasteen

Colorist:  Davide Mastrolonardo

Letterer:  Chris Mowry

Covers:  Tony Shasteen;  Cat Staggs

Review:  ★★★★☆

Coming out of the Mirror universe, the crew of the Enterprise reunites with a Federation ship to resupply and hopefully relax.  This gives a chance for Gaila to reenter the scene, Uhura’s roommate and Kirk’s one night stand from the first film.  While her brother serves on the Enterprise, she serves on the refueling ship and is eager to see her sibling again, possibly Kirk as well.  However, her back story is quickly established to show that her brother and her were on the run from something very bad since they were kids, something that has come to find them now that they are both far from the protection of the Federation and Earth.  It really is a wonderful idea to finally flesh out a minor character from the film and show that there is much more to her than we saw.  It’s a little bit of a stretch for the convenience of her brother happening to be on the Enterprise, someone we’ve never before heard of.  That minor bother aside, their story is already intriguing and features plenty of promise.

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