Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer #3
Written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson
Art by Angel Hernandez
Colors by J.D. Mettler
Letters by Neil Uyetake
The Rundown: Picard has a final confrontation with an old foe to repair a mistake from the past.
With Picard and Seven of Nine trapped on the planet’s surface, the Stargazer finds itself facing off against a Romulan warbird in orbit around Jenjor VI. While the Stargazer is able to hold its own against the older Romulan ship, Picard finds himself facing Reska and learns that the inhabitants of the planet were not always the peaceful people they claim to be. At the same time, Seven goes looking for Picard as her Ranger ship is being repaired.
While Picard learns what happened to Reska after her father left her on the planet, the pair of them are beamed on board the Romulan ship to face Commander Xenius. The Romulan attempts to use Picard as a hostage to force Starfleet to leave the area, but the Romulan will discover that his personal sins have a cost.
The Story: Beyer and Johnson deliver an exciting and entertaining conclusion to this series. The story has great depth and has the feel of Star Trek both in its characterizations and resolution. I really enjoyed the tension in the issue as well as how the revelations help broaden the story and give additional layers to the character of Reska.
The Art: Hernandez offers some great imagery throughout the issue. The look of the ships and characters is great and both the art and colors bring out the mood and tension of the story.