Star Trek: Voyager–Splashdown #4
Marvel/Paramount Comics (July, 1998)
WRITER: Laurie S. Sutton
PENCILER: Terry Pallot
INKER: Al Milgrom
COLORIST: Matt Webb
LETTERER: Chris Eliopoulos
EDITOR: Tim Tuohy
Chakotay manages to lock onto the aerowing and use it to beam to the underwater base. He destroys the machine but the drones end up targeting the place instead. This at least allows Tuvok, Harry, and the others to escape and join Chakotay. They notice the threshold could get them to Earth but being unsure of where and when it’s deemed not worth the risk, though Chakotay throws in his badge with a piece of his shirt in the hopes of sending word they’re still alive, though the ones who find it (which I get the feeling was based on the comic’s creators) don’t know what to do with it. Everyone escapes the place just as the attack causes the mountain to explode, taking the base and the threshold with it. It’s going to take a lot of repairs but Voyager will soon head off again.
What they got right: The story itself was quite good. Everyone used their heads and came up with ideas to deal with each threat. There wasn’t a lot of action but we did seen the crew in action to overcome the threat.
What they got wrong: The “prospector” and the threshold still feel unnecessary.
What I think overall: This was better than many episodes of Voyager itself. As the final story with them in the Paramount Comics line this worked pretty well, though I don’t know why they didn’t just make this the final storyline of the regular comic instead of giving it a miniseries apart from it.