COMIC STRIP: Ensign Sue Must Die #22

UPDATED: When we last saw Ensign Sue, young Spock declared that "Ensign Sue Must Die". So has she? You can find out below in the latest Star Trek movie-themed strip.



Ensign Sue Must Die 22: Heroic Freakout of the Spock kind
story by Clare Mosley, art by Kevin Bolk, written by Clare Mosley and Kevin Bolk

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UPDATE NOTE: A strip was posted earlier that was the wrong strip, sorry!

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Ensign Sue Must Die brought to you here at TrekMovie courtesy of strip creators Clare Mosley and Kevin Bolk. All of the Ensign Sue can also be seen at at Pot Luck Comics.

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Spock, anything’s possible in comic strips. Even completely out-of-character actions and outbursts like yours. ;-)

Don’t be a geek, Rickhat. Watch some Star Trek, Spock’s self-styled emotionlessness simply doesn’t bear out on inspection.

Especially when reality-altering anomalies are involved. XD

Spock IS half-human, after all– he can be forgiven. :P

And thanks for fixing this– though I saw the other strip (rats, there goes my avoiding spoilers).

Welp, I’m throughly spoiled now, but I’m still gonna enjoy this page. :D

Oh, Spock. Sha Ka Ree can’t even explain this.

Next thing you know, someone’s going to tell me that this strip is not only realistic, but it’s canon!

BTW, on the spoiler thing, I’ve compartmentalized away that part of my consciousness. It never happened. Can’t wait to see how this strip ends!

Is this regular universe or prime universe?

H-A-T-E-D it…, in any universe…

RDR: before you even start, why don’t YOU shut up and go away, OK?

Knew she would be back……

To paraphrase the Carlsberg adverts, “Quite probably the most annoying woman in the Universe!” :-)

@7– Prime.

Herbert warning for trolling

it is not up to you who should stay and who should go. Perhaps you should skip these articles if they get you so agrivated, you do not have to click on them or make a comment you know.

At least, I think it is. Sorry. I don’t see a “take-back” button.

I’m really enjoying this fun parody strip. I’m now tempted to start using the prhase “What in Sha Ka Ree…?!” the next time I encounter something confounding.

@Hat Rick

The twist ending of the comic: THIS IS THE LEAKED SCRIPT FOR STAR TREK XII. :D

Oops, should be the phrase, “How in Sha Ka Ree…?!” ;)

HAHA delightful

Good idea for Star Trek 12, return of Sybok. :)

Thanks Anthony,

but it’s said that turnabout is fair-play;

…and you never warned RDR after HE made the same statement MULTIPLE TIMES.

Double standard?

Star Trek V: Kirk Fights God and Wins!

Nice Trek V shout out

i dont even know who RDR is, but i dont like back seat admins of any sort,

Red Dead Ryan

Bah, Star Trek stinks. You shouldn’t even have a Star Trek website. Please stop posting Star Trek items so I don’t have to keep visiting this site and complaining.

(Real) Star Trek is just fine… ensign sue, not so much…

Why don’t you quit complaining about the “complaining”? ;-)

It isn’t a genuine Mary Sue fic if Spock doesn’t freak out at least once. That’s half the fun! And that was the main reason I endured them back in the dead-tree fanzine days- what would set Spock off in THIS story?! Some of the writers were really inventive…

I haven’t laughed this hard in years. The writer and artist clearly know their fanfic.

Saw that coming. This comic is still enjoyable though.

@14, I love you.

Now, to start building up an immunity to phaser blasts…

#6 – I’m beginning to think that it’s going to be up to the Enterprise crew to keep Ensign Sue contained on their Enterprise and keep her from escaping out of the fan fiction and into cannon.

#15 – If anything should make it out, it’s gotta be Spock’s “How in Sha Ka Ree?!” line! (Ha!) Leave it up to a Sue character to not only take decades of Vulcan emotional conditioning and throw ’em out the airlock, but make it look easy!

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the Sue! XP


“Regular universe or prime?”

That’s like asking if your coffee is regular or caffeinated. The “Prime” universe is everything but ST09 and following. I guess if it needs a better name than “ST09 movie universe,” it’d be “Ultimate.”

Anyway, ESMD is styled after ST09, in design, timeline, and characterization.

The only person who can kill Ensign Sue is Captain James T. Kirk (from “our” timeline)…that man can get random people onto an away team and always return with one or two fewer red/blue shirts.

Poor Spock this just isn’t his day!
You gotta figure in the mirrorverse Sue is. Immune to the agony booth, tantalus field, right. Here in prime verse , its Phasers, photon torpedoes, frustrated half human Vulcans…etc etc. Etc. And Sha-cha-ree! And KHAN…a true blue Mary Sue!!!

As someone recalled the fanzine Sues they were cleverly written. And many were fun @ funny to read I had a blast writing about my 2 Mary Sues..that right 2 of them I unleashed on a unsuspecting federation! Keep the Sue and Stu story memories coming. In there is more out there in fandom closets! Anthony. Are you harboring any good ones? Thanks for this great funny comic! Hey keep the stories coming! And ensign sue too!

love these…

The only way a Mary Sue can die is to selflessly sacrifice herself for the good of the main characters / the ship / a doomed planet / her true love, etc.

Of course, it will only work if everyone is in tears.

Quote: 27. 24thCentury RockStar – August 10, 2010
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the Sue!”

I LOVE this.

JJ-verse is a fun enough name that I quite dig. Memory alpha goes with “alternate reality” but I think that’s kinda dull. JJ-verse rox.

What does Mary Sue need with a starship?

@36– Victims.

Another entirely polite and basically helpful post deleted? :( :( :(

28, 35, etc. I have lately been calling JJ’s version the “Silver Age”, with the original Prime series as the “Golden Age”. It parallels DC comics neatly… but if you notice this:

Original series had gold braids for rank, and golden Enterprise patch.
Star Trek 2009 has silver braids for rank, and silver Starfleet patch.

Gold. Silver.

In 2049, when they recast again, they can go with Bronze braids. ;0


Thanks for posting these comics. I enjoy them. :-)

I can’t get over how amazing the expressions are in this. xD They’re over-the-top, ridiculously so at times, but I looooove it.
This strip actually got a fave from me on dA. I just look at that last panel of Spock and I start laughing.

Maybe this is a dumb thing to ask about a parody comic strip, but they get so many other details right. So why does “Ensign” Sue have Lieutenant rank stripes?

Keep these strips coming!

And #17

I said the statement ONCE, but judging from your pre-emptive attack it still stands!

@42 She got the stripe when she was promoted to senior staff by Star Fleet. .. until that strip, she didn’t have one.


#39: “In 2049, when they recast again …”

I’m already salting my hat for if they don’t recast at least one member of the main crew by 2020 (if not much sooner).

I think it would have been interesting to see Ensign Sue actually die… but seeing as she’s part vulcan, she could have transferred her katra into spock as she was slowly fading from the phaser blast. Then we could have Spock galloping around acting like Sue–which could have been entertaining…

#34 – Hahahaha! Thanks! I’ve passed the mantra on to comicalclare so I can only hope that we can start something fun with it :3

#42, 44 – Yeah, I don’t think she’d be the epitome of Mary Sue-ness if she not only made her way up the ranks like the Enterprise bridge crew did in ST:09, but managed to do it faster (ie. her mentioning how she legally beat the Kobayashi Maru in the last issue). How in Sha-ka-ree is that possible, you ask? The name of the game is Fizzbin ladies and gentlemen, and Ensign Sue holds all the high cards (especially on Tuesday). >:3


Oh yeah, forgot to end the Ensign Sue post with the (hopefully) eponymous ending:

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the Sue!

(Sorry, it’s the roommate’s birthday and I’m kinda ripped off of so many vodka shots that it would make the Kelvins blush (o_@))

– 24thuknowtherest (XP)

And, my prediction in the comments of the last strip’s post was right. Still standing!

43. Red Dead Ryan: as long as you can refrain from making such stupid statements in the future, i’m sure that we can be friends ;-)

…now here’s a hug and a cupcake =)