Rich Handley, editor of the Star Trek Graphic Novel Collection, leads us through the publishing history of the sci-fi franchise. This week's column looks at DC's continuing Next Generation tales. Comic-book writers often bring back characters from the Star Trek television shows and films. In some cases, it's to be expected—no one is overly surprised when writers revisit Koloth, Q, the Borg, Gul Dukat, or the crews' mirror-universe counterparts. They're extremely popular, so it's natural that writers would relish utilizing them. But other times, a character's return is unexpected, and it can be a delight to open up the latest issue to find that it features someone you'd never thought you'd see again.