Star Trek: Trill #1
Written by Jody Houser
Art by Hendry Prasetya and Rafael Perez Granados
Colors by DC Alonso
Letters by Neil Uyetake
The Rundown: A reluctant host finds herself involved in a generational mystery.
Scientist Vanah Breel is on a research mission on Hesperides I and telling her assistant about why she decided not to become a joined Trill. When a fellow Trill becomes injured too far from the homeworld, Breel must join with its symbiote Lors to keep it from dying. In the aftermath, Vanah Lors begins to find difficulty navigating her life and the memories of the symbiote inside her.
After discovering something dark about Lors’ previous hosts, Vanah discovers that there is a deeper mystery to the symbiote and what it fears. Fears that will drop the scientist into a generational mystery involving family, tragedy and murder.
The Story: An entertaining and compelling mystery that is a great addition to the Star Trek universe. The plot is engaging and compelling with characters that are interesting and complex. The mystery at the center of the story is complex yet accessible and there is a personal edge to it that makes it engaging to the reader.
The Art: Both artists bring beautiful visuals to the issue. With the story being more personal, there is a great emphasis on the characters rather than the tech and the character designs are fantastic.