TrekInk: Exclusive Preview of Star Trek: McCoy – Frontier Doctor #2

Next week IDW continues to tell the tale Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy set after the original series and before the first feature film, when he had retired from Starfleet to join the Federation Medics to become a Frontier Doctor. In issue 2, Bones runs into an old friend. Get started with our exclusive five page preview below.


PREVIEW: Star Trek: McCoy – Frontier Doctor#2
Written, art and cover by John Byrne
Comic book: $3.99


Doctor McCoy hates mysterious ailments. He also hates the transporter. Now he finds himself on a world beset with one, where the only means of getting around is the other. John Byrne’s tale set in the period before Star Trek: The Motion Picture continues here with two covers from Byrne.

Covers (regular,’gag’ & retail incentive)

5-page preview


(click to enlarge)

Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor #2 arrives in comic shops on Wednesday May 12th. You can order it and other issues from the series at TFAW.

Leonard McCoy
Frontier Doctor

Leonard McCoy
Frontier Doctor

Leonard McCoy
Frontier Doctor

Leonard McCoy
Frontier Doctor








The trade paperback collection of Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor is scheduled for publication October 2010 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.

More McCoy

Fore more, see my review of Issue #1

Mark Martinez is an obsessive-compulsive Star Trek comics reader and collector. You can visit his website, the Star Trek Comics Checklist for more than you ever needed to know about Star Trek comics.

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looks good!


I love it!

Wow, that actually looks interesting.

I said this in the review of the Harriman comic, but it probably got lost in the comments: there will indeed be a “Captain’s Log” Jellico one-shot written by me, but JK Woodward is doing the art, not Gordon Purcell.

Never mind, I see that it did. :) Thanks so much!

Reminds me a bit of the arrival at Cloud City scene in Empire Strikes Back. Scotty = Lando … hopefully he doesn’t do anything evil this time, though.

@ Keith R.A. DeCandido

I will buy this

QUESTION FELLOW NERDS: Has any comic book or artist ever shown the Enterprise during the renovation? Maybe with the neck removed and the Saucer being repositioned and renovated, sitting in space dock?? One nacelle new, one old and dismantled? If so, which one, and if not…. why not? That would be a cool image.

@8: I think some pics like that show up in the Ships of the Line Calendars. I distincly remember a pic with a bunch of tugs dropping a TMP-style nacelle into place, and the engineering hull was all patchy and half done. Hope that helps! :)

@ #8, the Ships of the Line calender from 2006 was devoted to the old Enterprise, and one of the images from it indeed depicted it in a state of incomplete renovation.

Here’s my question: Why can I not find these on IDW’s web site or order them from them as I used to with Byrne’s Assignment: Earth series? Am I missing something?

From the excerpts, it appears that this comic book is fun to read! :-)

I love the style. The Andorian lady is very appealing. McCoy’s character is just right!

Most interesting.

All the excerpts from this series so far look very well done and very humorous. I’m gonna get the complete volume when it’s out.

This looks good, a nice in between piece from the end of season 3 to TMP.

Looks like some great fun and I can’t wait to read it when it comes out. I like the Andorian woman. Reminds me a little of Shran.

Sorry looked at the wrong name. There you go comeaution22.

A lot of licensed Trek comics read like work for hire or lackluster fanservice. Not John Byrne’s. His writing and art aren’t always perfect but he sets the bar for imaginative storytelling and and capturing the spirit of TOS and its characters. I hugely recommend the Romulans: Pawns Of War and Assignment: Earth TPBs, and am really enjoying this McCoy series.

Theela maybe a family related to Shran. I so would like her to be a recurring character in future trek issues. Or evan a movie, TV series etc perhaps as a Starfleet Officer or yeoman. Theela is muc too good to be a “guest star”

PS she might evan become a Doctor. A lot of Andorian Potencial. I say keep her! 4 good.
McCoy is just wonderful! Very true to character. Great job.

“then don’t DO that!”