Writer: Peter David
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: Ricardo Villagran
Letterer: Janice Chiang
Colorist: Michele Wolfman
For this week’s installment, I’ll be taking a look at Star Trek Annual # 3 from 1988 as Mister Scott laments on his one true love, Glynnis Campbell, and the accompanying flashbacks that details their story, which I felt was told quite well by Peter David.
The annual opens up with both Captain Kirk and Doctor McCoy visit Scotty in his quarters as he learns that his wife has passed away so I like how the flashbacks detailed Scotty and Glynnis’ romance from children to adults but if I may say so, this kind of storytelling was (And still is) very refreshing and entertaining because this was a love story that had tons of emotions, both good and bad; Plus it also shows you the true power of love, and Curt Swan produced some of the best artwork in his career for this annual, even if this annual came out during his Post-Superman run and Ricardo Villagran’s inks really helped in making Swan’s pencils come alive, showing all of us how magical Swan’s artwork can be when he’s paired with the right inker.
This annual is one of a kind as it shows us a very different side of Mister Scott and his life before and after joining Starfleet, so you’ll find that your heart will be broken in half after reading this, because not only is it a wonderful story but it’s a love story that definitely stands the test of time, making it a must-read for any Star Trek fan.
Well, that’s it for me. I’ll be back next week with another review so thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next time.