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Introduction (blurb)

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 its 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 vehicles

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class)


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Reebi Station

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States and organizations

Federation StarfleetMagefferan militaryUnited Federation of Planets

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  • 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 Stories

  • 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 and movies The Original Series The CageThe Menagerie
Movies Star TrekkStar Trek Into Darknessk
Discovery Will You Take My Hand?BrotherNew EdenPoint of LightAn Obol for CharonSaints of ImperfectionThe Sound of ThunderLight and ShadowsIf Memory ServesProject DaedalusThe Red AngelPerpetual InfinityThrough the Valley of ShadowsSuch Sweet Sorrow
Short Treks Q&AThe Trouble with EdwardAsk Not
Novels Killing TimeaEnterprise: The First AdventureVulcan's GloryLegacyThe RiftWhere Sea Meets SkyBurning DreamsA Less Perfect UnionaThe Children of KingsChild of Two WorldsDesperate HoursThe Enterprise War
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: PikeAftermath (123)
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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