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"More of the Serpent Than the Dove" is a Humble Bundle special release issue of John Byrne's Star Trek: New Visions comic series. It was published in September 2016.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

Master photostory artist/writer John Byrne presents the comic-book return of the Gorn in an all-new, never-before-seen story that picks up where the fan-favorite episode "Arena" left off, as the Federation's first attempts at a Gorn peace treaty take a dire turn!
And as an extra-special bonus, this issue also contains a representation of Star Trek: Leonard McCoy: Frontier Doctor #1, written, penciled, and inked by Byrne!

SummaryEdit

Log entriesEdit

Captain's log, stardate 3391.6 
USS Enterprise holding at the boundary of Gorn space. We have been here for seventeen hours
Captain's log, supplemental. 
The Gorn Ambassador's party was safely aboard… but what we could not know then was that one among the party was a saboteur bent on the destruction of the mission, and this ship!
Captain's log, stardate 3391.9. 
First Officer Spock… and myself… are the only members of the… bridge crew who… have not… succumbed to… the heat. The Gorn… Ambassador… and her party… are unaffected… by the… heat. I hope… that is also… the case with… the Gorn accompanying… Engineer… Scott.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

AnsstassPavel ChekovAli HarperJames T. KirkKrassassLeonard McCoyRogerMontgomery ScottShrakissSpockSsarkossHikaru SuluNyota Uhuraunnamed USS Enterprise personnel
Referenced only 
deities

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Gorn starship

LocationsEdit

Beta QuadrantCapricanus MajorGorn space
Referenced only 
Gorn planet

Races and culturesEdit

GornHumanVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

Gorn governmentStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classificationEdit

antimatter induction coilbatterycommunicationscomputer virusdeflector shieldGorn sabotage deviceinduction circuitinterphase couplingJefferies tubenavigation beamphaserstructural integritytechnologytransporterturboliftwarp drivewarp engine

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorcaptainchief delegatechief engineercrewmandoctorengineerfirst officerlieutenant commander

Other referencesEdit

antimatterassignment patchatmospherebridgebrigcaptain's log, USS Enterprise, 2267corridordress uniformengineeringFederation Starfleet ranks (2260s)gravityhonorhonor guardhourhullhyperspacelizardlog entrylogicmeterminuteprayerquarterssalamandersickbaystarStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)time warptransporter roomtreaty

TimelineEdit

Production historyEdit

September 2016 
First published as a special Humble Bundle release by IDW Publishing.
August 2017 
Reprinted in the omnibus New Visions, Volume 5. (IDW Publishing)
February 2020 
Reprinted in hardcover in Graphic Novel Collection premium subscription photonovel #5. (Eaglemoss Collections)

AppendicesEdit

BackgroundEdit

  • This story was provided as part of a joint 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek by Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing. To benefit charity, packages of 50 different comic bundles were offered. This exclusive comic was the promotion's fourth tier reward for a donation of $25 or higher. (The Humble Bundle: Star Trek article at the Major Spoilers blog)
  • The title derives from a quote by Christopher Marlowe in his play The Jew of Malta, Act II: “Now will I show myself to have more of the serpent than the dove; that is, more knave than fool.” (The Jew of Malta article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)

ConnectionsEdit

Published Order
Previous comic:
#12: Swarm
TOS comics
(New Visions)
Next comic:
#13: The Hidden Face
Previous adventure:
To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh
Chapters 7-11
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
The Mimicking Menace

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