See Spock Back In Command In Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Defiant’ #3

Tomorrow IDW releases the third issue of their new ongoing Star Trek: Defiant series, a spinoff from their ongoing flagship Star Trek series. The new series features Worf leading a “The Dirty Dozen” type crew on the USS Defiant. The Star Trek: Defiant series is written by Chris Cantwell (Iron Man, Namor, Star Wars: Obi-Wan) and drawn by Angel Unzueta (Iron Man, Star Wars: Poe Dameron, The Flash). We have a 5-page preview and all the covers for issue 3.

Star Trek: Defiant #3


Amid a ruse gone wrong, Worf and his away team of B’Elanna Torres and Ro Laren find themselves imprisoned by Orion pirates wary of the supposed Maquis separatists. Meanwhile, in the captain’s chair of the Defiant, Spock struggles to defend the ship with Lore’s musings of chaos in his ear.


Cover A by Angel Unzueta (also available in black and white)

Cover B by Rod Reis

Cover C by Louie De Martinis

RI Cover by Jake Bartok (also available w/ lettering)


Five-page preview: 

Defiant continues on Wednesday

Star Trek: Defiant #3 arrives on May 10. You can order issue 3 or upcoming issues at TFAW. Or pick up individual digital editions at Amazon/comiXology.

Keep up with all the Star Trek comics news, previews and reviews in TrekMovie’s comics category.

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A bit off-topic, but dropping a line to say that the Lower Decks comic from IDW is awesome.

Our trade paperback omnibus arrived last weekend, it’s instantly our favourite IDW Trek offering.

It seems to back more of a punch per page than the more serious ones.

This Defiant crossover series seems to pack a different kind of ‘what if?’ punch. Definitely will pick up the trade paperback when it’s available.

Aye, the tension is good. This “crossover” (as long i could read these free pages here) is well made

I love how the phaser B’Elanna is holding is dead-ass accurate. These are really well drawn and well written.

VERY well drawn. I like how they drew the cloaked Defiant as well. Based on what I’m reading here in this preview, I’m not so sure they captured Spock’s temperament or “voice,” however. It’s all too militaristic~like Mirror Universe stuff almost.

Spock says, “I give the orders. Do not make me regret this temporary collaboration”? That’s entirely out of character. He would never say anything like that.

I don’t follow Star Trek comics, haven’t paid much attention to the blog’s coverage of this one, and get that these are fantasy football mashups of characters from different eras, but still…

I had no plans to read this, and plan to continue those plans. The Lower Decks one was pretty good, though, and the Strange New Worlds one was alright.

I’ve not been a fan of these comic books and the associated godkiller story, almost everyone acts drastically out of character. The writer has even had the audacity to go on conventions and say that his comics are canon, probably without any permission from CBS/Paramount.

Just one example, you can take a look at the clone Emperor Kahless in these comics and he’s not anything remotely like the character who showed up in TNG.

Well, there is still the “some mirror world” save exit out of not hurting the current world canon. Please give comics this free of tell their stories

As I’ve said, there’s no Academie Francaise that decides What Is and What is Not Canon.

The only person who could really stake a claim to that is Gene Roddenberry, sadly no longer with us, at least not in corporeal form.

Orion costuming and ship taken right out of the animated series, awesome!

I am so delighted to see how much love TAS is getting these days.