Title: Star Trek: New Visions: Of Woman Born #11
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: John Byrne
Artist: John Byrne (Photomontage)
Cover Artist: John Byrne (Photomontage)
With New Visions, John Byrne has expanded on the original series in several ways, such as creating new stories with previous guest stars and having the crew face enemies they had never faced before. Here he goes for another interesting approach, by picking up right where the episode, ‘Who Mourns For Adonais?’ originally ended. For those not familiar with the episode, Byrne does recreate the ending at the beginning of the issue so you can be caught up. From there, we follow Carolyn Palamas, whose encounter with Apollo has more consequences than she or the crew could have predicted. Having this type of direct continuation is unusual, but works well to expand on the existing story. Given Scotty’s feelings for Carolyn, Byrne does miss out on the opportunity to explore that further, but Spock and Bones are given ample time to make up for that. Just when we thought Byrne had explored every angle of this series, he brings a new approach which we would love to see more of in the future for other original episodes.