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Star Trek: Defiant #8

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Universal acclaim

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Arc two of the acclaimed Star Trek: Defiant series starts here! Still reeling from the battle on Qo’noS, Worf and the Defiant crew have been ordered to return to Starfleet headquarters where they await learning the Federation’s thoughts on their involvement in the fight against Kahless and the Red Path.

Written by Christopher Cantwell (Hellcat and Star Wars: Obi-Wan), drawn by Mike Feehan (Star Trek and Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles), and colored by Marissa Louise (Defiant and Black Manta) with letters by Clayton Cowles (Batman and Daredevil).

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
31 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    Christopher Cantwell really turns the screw in this issue by delivering an interesting plot twist by having Starfleet make Worf and his crewmates resign their Starfleet Commissions for some off-book missions. Their first target is Hugh the Borg who has been causing all sorts of problems for what is left of the Borg collective. But it is the two other targets that could prove to be quite intriguing.

    I quite like the idea of Worf being a Bounty Hunter because it feels quite similar to where we find Worf to be in the third season of Star Trek: Picard. It’s almost like the comics are trying to move their continuity so it’s a little closer to that which has been seen on the recent TV shows. I also loved that Worf gets to buy the Defiant.

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Cantwell takes these characters in a new and interesting direction with this new arc. I really enjoyed seeing the familiar faces throughout the issue and how their presence is perfect for this particular arc. The story has some great Trek moments throughout and creates an intriguing arc that has great potential. I hope Cantwell finds new and compelling stories for this crew and their targets that evolve beyond continuing their stories from the various series.

    The Art: Feehan crafts some beautiful art in the issue. I love the visual style of the issue and the art is wonderfully detailed and exciting.

  • 80

    The second arc of Star Trek: Defiant begins here, and it’s one that evokes a variety of emotions from anger and sadness to hope and optimism. Cantwell has a gift to turn a story, no matter how small, into one full of intrigue and that’s particularly the case in Defiant #8. A simple journey back to Earth and a Starfleet tribunal provide the goods for an enthralling outing that makes you fall in love with this ensemble even more.

  • 80


    The mission has changed, but the core of the story hasn’t. This next chapter in IDW’s Star Trek continues to explore strange new worlds, with a creative team that nails it.

  • 80

    Set The Tape

    Rather than being full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, the ongoing Day Of Blood event has been a bold and worthy experiment, being able to use a far larger canvas than could be used on television for various reasons. The stewardship of Star Trek’s comics incarnation certainly appears to be in safe hands if all the creative talent involved here can continue in the same vein. Far better to be adventurous and risk failure, than to simply play safe and tread water.

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