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Cover Date: April 1987
Cover Price: US $0.75
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Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 36 pages
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Newly demoted Captain Kirk has been given a brand new Enterprise in the wake of the events surrounding the death--and resurrection--of Spock. His crew--and not just the one featured in Star Trek IV--must now individually decide whether they wish to join him for more adventures. Most do, of course, but their decision to re-up with Kirk immediately attracts danger. A religious fanatic attempts to disrupt the homecoming, but is stopped by Spock before being able to destroy NCC 1701-A.
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This issue marks a turning point in the history of this title. DC had played a dangerous game of writing new stories set after each new movie that had come out, when it was pretty obvious Star Trek II was going to be continued in Star Trek III and that ST III had loose ends to be resolved in ST IV. By issue 35, the movie and comic continuities were radically different from each other. Issue 36 had arguably tried to find a way to combine the two continuities, but was less than satisfying.
Thus, this issue simply starts over after the events of Star Trek IV restoring the whole of the Enterprise crew to the Enterprise NCC-1701-A. From this point forward, the title produces stories that, while still unofficial according to Paramount's strict notions of canonicity, are much easier for the casual fan to believe as "genuine" adventures of the Starship Enterprise. Starting with this issue, the title even picks up some "retro"-continuity by introducing, for the first time in comics, two members of the animated series' Enterprise crew.
For these reasons, close observers of this series would be quite correct to think that DC really should have renumbered the series at this point, calling this issue #1.
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