Graphic Novel Review: Star Trek: Debt of Honor

Star Trek: Debt of Honor Facsimile Edition by Chris Claremont (writer), Adam T. Hughes and Karl C. Story (artists). IDW, 2020. 98pp. Digital only at Originally published in 1992, so you may be able to find a print copy out there, too.

If you’re a fan of a certain age, this may be the perfect escape for you, too. It’s a classic Star Trek tale starring Shatner’s Captain Kirk and crew, a follow-up to Star Trek IV (AKA the one with the whales) written by Claremont. (You may have also grown up reading his X-men comics.) It involves an incident from Kirk’s past, Alien-like alien invaders, a romance with a Romulan with 80s hair, and of course “borrowing” the newly redesigned Enterprise. Plus it features the classic Klingons instead of the ones who look like Worf, along with an explanation.

There’s nothing groundbreaking here, but the story is solid and it’s a fun, quick read if any of that sounds good to you. If it doesn’t I suggest you go watch Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan again — you’ve missed something.


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