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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 description[]

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!


Log entries[]

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.



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

Starships and vehicles[]

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


Beta QuadrantCapricanus MajorGorn space
Referenced only 
Gorn planet

Races and cultures[]


States and organizations[]

Gorn governmentStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Science and classification[]

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

Ranks and titles[]

ambassadorcaptainchief delegatechief engineercrewmandoctorengineerfirst officerlieutenant commander

Other references[]

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


Production history[]

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)



  • 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.)


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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