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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 NaturesA Private AnecdoteSins of the MotherThe Greater Goodm
Comics Early Voyages Flesh of My FleshThe Fires of PharosOur Dearest BloodNor Iron Bars a CageCloak and Dagger (12) • The Flat, Gold ForeverImmortal WoundsOne of a KindThe Fallen (12) • Futures, Part OneFuture TenseFuturesNow and ThenThanatosNemesis
other All Those Years Ago...To Walk the NightDoor in the CageReturn to the Forbidden PlanetA Prelude to WarAlien Spotlight Alien Spotlight, Volume I (VulcansOrions) • Mirror Imagesm (1245) • Shadows of the PastThe Ends of EternitySpock: 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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