Star Trek Picard #3
Written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson
Art by Angel Hernandez
Colors by Joana Lafuente
Letters by Neil Uyetake
The Rundown: Picard must work against the clock to re-take his ship from the Romulans in control of it, but can he trust his new Romulan allies.
Staging a daring mission to reach the governor’s security tower, Picard and his new friends Laris and Zhaban find a way to communicate with the Verity. With the Romulan Governor in control of the ship, Picard will have to find a new way to not only communicate with his ship, but do so in a way that alerts his crew to their predicament.
In the aftermath of their game of chess, Picard finds himself back in control of the ship, but staring down the barrel of a new problem. A ship has decloaked in front of the Verity and Picard discovers a Tal Shiar plot that has a connection to his new friends and Picard’s quest to save the Romulan Empire.
The Story: Beyer and Johnson do a great job of filling in a lot of the story elements that have been established in the first episode of the series. The story is compelling on its own and adds some great character moments for Picard as well as bringing to a close a story written well enough to continue on its own. I would love to see this story go in some interesting and new directions and the ending of this issue is both intriguing and bittersweet.
The Art: Hernandez offers some beautiful art in this issue. From the characters to the tech, Hernandez knows the look and feel of Star Trek and projects that in every panel and page. A great looking issue.