The curmudgeonly arrival of bearded Leonard McCoy was among Star Trek: The Motion Picture‘s standout moments, as it hinted at a whole new life for Bones since the end of The Original Series. It’s no wonder writer-artist John Byrne chose to explore what the former chief medical officer had been up to in the interim, in his IDW miniseries Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor.
This four-parter, scripted and illustrated by Byrne, with Lovern Kindzierski coloring his interior and cover art, details hirsute McCoy’s solo adventures aboard the medical ship Joanna while Admiral Kirk and Scotty were overseeing the refit of the USS Enterprise. Lighthearted and humor-filled, Frontier Doctor featured numerous tie-ins to onscreen Star Trek. Read the full article!