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Introduction (blurb)Edit

From solicitations: In the vast Star Trek universe, many diverse alien races abound, and now they finally get their due! Presenting a series of one-shots, each by a different creative team and featuring a different Star Trek alien race. In the second issue, the spotlight shines on the Vulcans. A Starfleet starship arrives at a planet on the brink of it's own destruction. A once peaceful society is now savage and warlike "marching beneath the Raptor's wing" -- linking itself to the turmoil past of Vulcans.


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Christopher PikeNumber OneDaniel ReedSmithySpockJosé Tyler
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Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)


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Reebi Station

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

Federation StarfleetMagefferan militaryUnited Federation of Planets


Warp drivephaser


  • Issues in the Alien Spotlight series are not marked with a number, however this was the second issue of the series to be published.
  • This issue was originally to be written by Rick Remender, however he pulled out so the issue, based on Remender's story, was instead by written by James Patrick.
  • The issue was released in four covers - Two of equally wide availability; one by Zach Howard and the other by Josep Maria Beroy. And another two of more limited availability; a sketch version of Zach Howard's cover and a photo cover.
  • This story is set almost immediately after Spock first joined the crew of the USS Enterprise under Christopher Pike, which places it around 2253.

Related StoriesEdit

  • Spock's early missions under Pike - At least two other stories have been set on the Enterprise at the time of, or shortly after, Spock's transfer:
    • Flesh of My Flesh (EV comic) - Depicts Pike recruiting Spock. This story is slightly discontinuous with the Alien Spotlight; In the EV comic Pike recruits Spock at the suggestion of Robert April. In this newer story Pike says he'd met Spock some time back and had been impressed.
    • Vulcan's Glory (TOS novel) - Depicts Spock's first mission under Pike.
Media featuring Christopher Pike
Episodes The CageThe Menagerie Movies Star TrekkStar Trek Into Darknessk
Novels Enterprise: The First AdventureVulcan's GloryLegacyThe RiftWhere Sea Meets SkyBurning DreamsA Less Perfect UnionaThe Children of KingskChild of Two Worlds
Short stories "Conflicting Natures" • "A Private Anecdote" • "Sins of the Mother" • "The Greater Good"m
Comics Early Voyages "Flesh of My Flesh" • "The Fires of Pharos" • "Our Dearest Blood" • "Nor Iron Bars a Cage" • Cloak and Dagger (12) • "The Flat, Gold Forever" • "Immortal Wounds" • "One of a Kind" • The Fallen (12) • "Futures, Part One" • "Future Tense" • "Futures" • "Now and Then" • "Thanatos" • "Nemesis"
Starfleet Academy "Return to the Forbidden Planet" • "A Prelude to War"
Crew "Shadows of the Past" • "The Ends of Eternity"
other "All Those Years Ago..." • "To Walk the Night" • "Door in the Cage" • Alien Spotlight Alien Spotlight, Volume I (VulcansOrions) • Mirror Imagesm (1245) • Spock: Reflections, Issue 2Star Trek Movie Adaptationk (23456) • Captain's Log: Pike
k : Kelvin timelinem : Mirror Universea : alternate reality


published order
Previous comic:
The Gorn
Aliens Spotlight Next comic:
Andorians: The Old Ways
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Vulcan's Glory
Memory Beta Chronology Next Adventure:
Shadows on the Sun
Book Two
Previous Adventure:
Vulcan's Glory
The Early Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Next Adventure:
Flesh of My Flesh


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