Ensign Sue Must Die #23 – Spock Prime Offers Advice

Young Spock seems vexed by the troublesome Ensign Sue, and so now it is Spock Prime who has to step in with some advice. See how it works out in Ensign Sue Must Die 23 below.


Ensign Sue Must Die 23: Spock Prime is wise and experienced in these matters
story by Clare Mosley, art by Kevin Bolk, written by Clare Mosley and Kevin Bolk

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August 14, 2010 4:00 pm

Great end to the comic : ) …are they going to continue with another one?

August 14, 2010 4:16 pm


And thats why Im starting to think “Spock Prime” needs to leave the new Trek,, its going to be Hard having someone around that knows the answers to everything.

(send Spock prime back to Kirks fist fight and have him save the day ! )

August 14, 2010 4:19 pm

I suspect Ensign Sue could be killed many more times… if the fans demand it. Hell, it’s not like she’s Data or anything.

Oooooh. Zing!

August 14, 2010 4:44 pm

Of course…



August 14, 2010 4:48 pm

I doubt this’ll be the end… After all, she can survive a pocket death star… This can’t be much worse

August 14, 2010 4:49 pm

Ensign Sue should not ever have put on the redshirt. Now she’s joined all the others in redshirt heaven. And drive them crazy she will die again!

August 14, 2010 5:00 pm

#4 that was great! ! Now its time for Vol. 2

August 14, 2010 5:01 pm

Awesome, anyway to get the whole set of strips in one pass?

August 14, 2010 5:26 pm

You can order all the strips on this site:


Captain Conrad
August 14, 2010 5:33 pm

32 Pages… this story isn’t yet finished

August 14, 2010 5:51 pm

The puppy licking up the blood of the dead ensign is just hilarious, isn’t it?

August 14, 2010 6:30 pm

make her a red shirt, perfect and obvious.

Robert H.
August 14, 2010 6:34 pm

Can it be true that the galaxy is now safe from the forces of Sue?

August 14, 2010 7:03 pm

Sues are not so easily disposed of. Trust me.

August 14, 2010 7:38 pm

‘Tis tha’ season ta’ be “Holly.”

If you knew Ensign Sue – then you’d know why I feel blue
Without Ensign – my Ensign Sue
Oh well, I love you gal – yes, I love you Ensign Sue

Ensign Sue, Ensign Sue
Pretty pretty pretty pretty Ensign Sue
Oh Ensign – my Ensign Sue
Oh well, I love you gal and I need you Ensign Sue


G.S. Davis
August 14, 2010 8:56 pm

That was an excellent end to this strip! Kudos to the author, I have enjoyed this. :)

Charley W
August 14, 2010 9:44 pm

You killed Ken- er, Sue! You bastards!

At least they left a bone for the puppy.

I’m guessing that she regenerates in the next volume, but how long do we have to wait?

August 14, 2010 10:03 pm

#17: I’m still hoping that everyone she snuggled up against is haunted by her katra and they’re forced to bring her back to stop being haunted by her.

August 14, 2010 10:05 pm

Yucky….luclily my cells learned to regenerate on Xerox XIII….

August 14, 2010 10:55 pm

I haven’t been following this . . . but what is sticking out of the dog’s butt?

Charley W
August 14, 2010 11:02 pm

Apparently his tail has been assimilated by the Beaglia. If you enlarge the strip, more structural detail is visible, including lights.

What did you THINK it was?

Captain irving
August 14, 2010 11:38 pm

She’ll be back. I can only think of 3 ways though.

1. Use the voyage home scenario. Sue(whale) must be brought back from the past in order to save earth.

2. She’s a Q

3. Ensign sue prime

Charley W
August 15, 2010 1:02 am

We do see blood and a bone, so Sue probably DID die. In Trek, returns usually boil down to:

1) Time Travel. Several possibilites here: Capt. Irving’s points 1 & 3 differ as to who is doing the time traveling.

2) “Alien Super powers”, including Illusion (TM)

3) The damn Transporter

We may also add:
* Regeneration
* Android Copies. The blood and bone seem to rule out Androids, though.
* Cloning/Twins/Replicas, (I can just imagine the next strip showing a lab at some Starbase with rows of tanks labeled “Sue #1313”, “Sue #1314”, etc, down several lines dwindling in the distance.)

Did our Sue and the Mirror Sue trade? I don’t think THAT’S likely.

If we do see Sue again (and it is not a flashback), I’m betting on the inherent Sue Power of Altering Reality trumping the Writer’s plots. If Sue WANTS to return, she will, and there just MAY NOT BE ANY explanation. It is the Nature of the Sue to do so, and ultimately, one cannot question it, it just IS.

Carl Geffers
August 15, 2010 4:40 am

Muahaha! Instant Classic!

August 15, 2010 6:17 am

the power of the red shirt shall always prevail :P

August 15, 2010 7:32 am

Some people need to go back and read what Spock Prime said: “This anomaly occurred quite frequently in my timeline. . . ” she may be dead now, but she will be back. . .


Captain Rickover
August 15, 2010 10:25 am

GREAT ENDING! Man, that was hilarious!

Jerry Modene
August 15, 2010 3:16 pm

All I’ll say is… it ain’t over till it’s over.

August 15, 2010 3:30 pm

May the power of redshit compels you!

August 16, 2010 1:23 am

#26: Quite :)

Pensive's Wetness
August 16, 2010 6:24 am

WTF is sticking out the Beagle’s but?

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
August 16, 2010 8:04 am

Ahh the power of the Red Shirt. Put it on and you will Die.

August 16, 2010 11:08 am

What the characters fail to realize is that their very story is being written by Mary Sue (who is a creation of the actual Mary Sue fangirl). They are at her mercy, for they only exist in her reality. They are not in control.

Jerry Modene
August 16, 2010 2:33 pm

Or, as the tagline states, “It’s her universe… we only live in it.”

Jerry Modene
August 16, 2010 2:34 pm

Oh – as for the beagle’s butt – that’s a borg implant. Hence the justification for Sue calling the puppy “Le’cutest” instead of “Locutus”.

The problem with explaining a joke is that it’s like dissecting a frog. You’ll understand it – but it’s dead.

Jerry Modene
August 16, 2010 2:35 pm

The good thing about Le’cutest, though, is that we finally get the Borg into the NuTrek universe. ;)

Ensign Jack
August 16, 2010 3:08 pm

Good god man! hahaha

Charley W
August 16, 2010 3:40 pm

Congrats, #33- you’ve got the basic concept.

In spite of Spock Prime’s worry, Sues rarely cause singularities on their own. What DOES happen much more often is one of two things:

1) The Sue’s Will comes into conflict with the intentions of the Writer, in a textbook illustration of Irresistible Force meeting Immovable Object. This has tested many fanfic writers, and may result in either the loss of the writer’s sanity or career in extreme situations.

2) Two (or even more!) Sues come into conflict. This is not a case of Irresistible Force meeting Immovable Object, but rather of TWO Immovable Objects each emitting its OWN Irresistible Force upon the other. You’ll notice that the only time that our Sue has lost her ‘SueNess’ was when the MirrorSue appeared- when she was apparently initially caught in the Event Horizon, and actually reacted as a NORMAL girl would have, even briefly changing into a ‘Dorothy’. Now, THAT’S a singularity! The two Sues reacted between each other as proper Sues, however (there was no plot conflict at the time).

A Sue is NEVER Evil or Malicious (except perhaps from the viewpoint of other characters). Think of it: what was the MirrorSue’s idea of ‘Evil Incarnate? Having a python and a Yuri encounter. Oh, and her outfit. I don’t know about The Mirror Universe, but that’s actually fairly nomal routine in my neighborhood. Like most real people, her idea of Evil actually was more being ‘Naughty’ than Damnation.

Charley W
August 17, 2010 4:57 pm

The next strip IS up at the home page. I won’t give spoilers, but it DOES continue.

August 24, 2010 5:35 am

I really [b]love[/b] that comic!