Star Trek: Voyager–Splashdown #2
Marvel/Paramount Comics (May, 1998)
WRITER: Laurie S. Sutton
PENCILER: Terry Pallot
INKER: Al Milgrom
COLORIST: Matt Webb
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos
EDITOR: Tim Tuohy
Just before my hiatus Voyager was attacked by drones and forced to crash into an oceanic world. One of the local lifeforms wash in through the holes made by the drones, injuring Seven Of Nine. The crew manage to get the ship unflooded enough to start rising and detects the place where the drones might have come from. With the transporter down and concerned the drones will attack them the moment they surface, an away team is sent by aerowing to the base where they find no detectable lifeforms just before something starts powering up.
What they got right: The crew come up with different ways to get the water out of the ship despite all the malfunction. They’re actually using their various skills to deal with their situation. There’s also the mystery of the drones, but not being the focus of this issue Sutton leaves it until after the current crisis is under control. Also Neelix gets hit in the head, which would make Charles Sonnenberg of SF Debris happy if he read it.
What they got wrong: I still don’t know why this is it’s own miniseries instead of just the next storyline in the regular Star Trek: Voyager comic. If you’re just going to do a series of miniseries in a format that’s already serialized just continue the existing regular series.
What I think overall: This is shaping up to be a fairly decent Voyager story. Too bad the license ended before the story did.