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Star Trek: After Darkness (Part 2) "After Darkness" Part 2
Star Trek #22 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Robert Orci
Artist: Erfan Fajar
Cover by: Tim Bradstreet
June 2013

 

Spock amok!

 

Read the story summary at Memory Beta

 

Didja Notice?

 

In the last panel of page 1, it appears that the Romulans have a small sphere of red matter in their possession. This is likely the same red matter they obtained in "Vulcan's Vengeance" Part 2.

 

This issue reveals that Uhura speaks Vulcan.

 

This issue reveals that Spock-Prime has left New Vulcan on a journey, the nature of which he would not describe.

 

This issue reveals the Vulcan term ret dator, a preparation room for the rite of pon farr.

 

On page 9, Spock's eyes apparently turn red while in the throws of the blood fever, plak tow. I'm only half-joking when I ask, since Vulcan blood is green, shouldn't his eyes turn green if anything? On page 20, all of the renegade Sasaud Vulcans appear to have red eyes.

 

This issue reveals a group of Vulcans who have become so consumed by grief at the loss of the Vulcan homeworld that they have regressed to a state before that of the Great Awakening brought by the legendary Surak. This group is referred to by their fellow Vulcans as the Sasaud, the Vanished. They have gone to live in the wilds of New Vulcan, apart from their civilized counterparts. The Great Awakening and Surak were first referenced in the original series episode "The Savage Curtain".

 

On page 12, panel 3, the fever-mad Spock recalls an instant of his time in the caldera of a volcano on Nibiru from Into Darkness.

 

On the last page of the issue, a small fleet of Klingon ships that are part Bird of Prey and part Narada are seen. Obviously the Klingons have made use of the technology they gleaned from the captured Narada over 25 years, as seen in "Never Bet Against the Romulan".

 

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