To read my review of Part One, click here.
Saavik's Story continues in issue #8 from November 1984 in the DC Comics Star Trek series. It was written by Mike W. Barr with art by Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran. The colourist was Michele Wolfman.
I suppose this is a satisfying conclusion to the story begun in the previous issue but the structure and setting are so different that it really feels like a separate entity rather than a continuation.
To me, the most interesting part of this story is the inclusion of the Romulans. At this point we haven't seen the Romulans since the original series episode "The Enterprise Incident". I found it interesting to see how the artists evolved the look of the Romulans. The soldiers wear helmets and armour that is reminiscent of the original series costumes but definitely has a 1980s flavour. The costumes remind me of something one might see in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
rata, tafar and tapan. This suggests a much closer link between Vulcan and Romulan cousins than we have previously seen. I like the idea that some Romulans have respect for their origins even if they differ from Vulcans in philosophy and demeanor.
I'd say this is non-essential reading for most Vulcanologists but it can be diverting for a short while.