Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Star Trek: Celebrations is out today!

Star Trek: Celebrations


Wednesday means new comics, and this week, IDW is serving up something special for pride month!

Out today is Star Trek: Celebrations, a showcase of Star Trek's top LGBTQ+ representation. This one-shot anthology features queer heroes from each era of Trek from a number of terrific comic writers!

As always, check out the various covers below, and the publisher's synopsis, along with links to purchase the digital edition from Amazon.


Written by Vita Ayala, Hannah Rose May, Steve Orlando, Magdalene Visaggio
Art by Paulina Ganucheau
Cover by Paulina Ganucheau


Purchase:
Digital (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk



Official synopsis:

"Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate but to celebrate differences in ideas and differences in life forms." – Gene Roddenberry
IDW proudly presents a one-shot anthology centering and celebrating LGBTQIA+ characters from across the Star Trek universe! Join legendary heroes from each era of the beloved franchise in stories that showcase the strengths of infinite diversity in infinite combinations, brought to you by a star-studded cast of writers and artists including Vita Ayala, Steve Orlando, Mags Visaggio, and more!



Variant covers (click to embiggen):



Cover B by Ángel Solórzano




Retailer Incentive Cover by Kevin Wada






Previous comic release: Star Trek: Defiant #15
Next comic release: Sons of Star Trek #3





Wednesday, May 22, 2024

New Comic Day! Defiant #15

Star Trek: Defiant #15


It's Wednesday, which around these parts means we have new comics to read!

The ongoing Star Trek: Defiant series from IDW continues with today's release of issue #15.

As always, check out the various covers below, along with links to purchase the digital edition from Amazon and the publisher's synopsis.


Written by Christopher Cantwell
Art by Ángel Unzueta
Cover by Ángel Unzueta


Purchase:
Digital (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk



Official synopsis:

It's a good day to die! Left with no other choice, the crew of the Defiant assists Hugh in assimilating B'Elanna in hopes of reclaiming control over the parasite embedded in her brain stem. But it's a race against time and the undead as hordes of infected Starbase crew bang on the hangar doors, demanding Worf and his crew surrender and become one with the parasitic collective!



Variant covers (click to embiggen):




Cover B by Suspiria Vilchez



Retailer Incentive Cover by Malachi Ward






Previous comic release: Star Trek #20
Next comic release: Star Trek: Celebrations





Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Release Day! TNG: Pliable Truths by Dayton Ward

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Pliable Truths

by Dayton Ward


It's New Star Trek Novel Day! An event that happens far too infrequently these days, a new Star Trek novel is released today. 

Set during the 6th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, just after the episode "Chain of Command, Part II," Pliable Truths features Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise negotiating with the Cardassians over their imminent withdrawal from the Bajor sector and station Terok Nor.

Check out the cover art and official synopsis below, along with links to purchase the trade paperback from Amazon!





Publisher's description:
2369: Shortly after Starfleet thwarts a Cardassian attack on a Federation star system, the Cardassian government orders an end to its fifty-year occupation of the planet Bajor. As a result, a newly installed Bajoran government requests immediate assistance from the Federation to mediate how the withdrawal will proceed and what recompense, if any, Bajorans are owed from their brutal oppressors. Captain Jean-Luc Picard is ordered by Starfleet Command to oversee these tense negotiations on Terok Nor, the massive Cardassian space station still orbiting Bajor, even as he still deals with his own recent trauma as a prisoner held and tortured by a Cardassian interrogator.
As these critical peace talks get underway, Ensign Ro Laren receives a call for help from a friend thought long dead, exposing an insidious secret from inside Cardassian space. Now, Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise must act to prevent an interstellar incident from reigniting deadly hostilities between the Federation and the Cardassians, and shattering any hope of justice for the Bajoran people...
 
Purchase Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pliable Truths:

Trade Paperback: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
E-book (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk




Previous Release: The Motion Picture: Echoes
Next Release: Discovering the TV Series: The Original Series, The Animated Series and The Next Generation


 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

New Comic Day! Star Trek #20

Star Trek #20
"Pleroma" Part 2


The ongoing Star Trek flagship series from IDW continues with today's release of issue #20!

As always, check out the various covers below, along with links to purchase the digital edition from Amazon and the publisher's synopsis.


Written by Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Art by Megan Levens
Cover by Megan Levens


Purchase:
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Official synopsis:

Having revealed their true godlike identity, T’Lir is relying on Captain Sisko to help repair Kahless’ damage to space-time and save their species from extinction. Despite the Prophets’ eerie warning that Sisko is forbidden at the Pleroma—a meeting place for god-level species at intersecting space-time coordinates—he and his crew head to the Utopia Planitia Federation Shipyards for a retrofit to the Theseus in preparation to boldly take on the unknown. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure from Section 31 approaches Lily with a mission, claiming the Federation’s future is in her hands.



Variant covers (click to embiggen):



Cover B by Taurin Clarke




Retailer Incentive Cover by J.J. Lendl



Online Exclusive Cover by Angel Hernandez



Previous comic release: Sons of Star Trek #2
Next comic release: Star Trek: Defiant #15




Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Star Trek #500 Special Issue Coming in September!

For the past few years, the Star Trek comic license has been ably and, if I may say, expertly maintained by IDW. Their comics have spanned all eras of the Star Trek universe, from Enterprise and The Original Series all the way up to the adventures of the U.S.S. Discovery in the 32nd century. After consistently bringing us fun and exciting tales month after month, IDW is celebrating their landmark 500th (!) Star Trek comic issue!

Star Trek #500 will feature seven stories from different eras of the Star Trek universe, and will serve as a prelude to another massive crossover event which will be appearing on newsstands in 2025. And the creator lineup is impressive, including Patton Oswalt, Christopher Cantwell, Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly, Mags Visaggio, and more!

Here's the official synopsis from IDW:

Celebrate IDW’s 500th issue of Star Trek comics (and an early Star Trek Day!) with this landmark oversized anthology issue! This collection of seven short stories spans through fan-favorite eras of the beloved franchise from Lower Decks to Strange New Worlds, legacy characters from The Next Generation and The Original Series, written and illustrated by Star Trek comics veterans and new voices alike. Plus, don’t miss out on the prelude to 2025’s big Star Trek and Defiant comic crossover event written by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Christopher Cantwell!

The issue will also feature four different covers, with covers A, B, & C, along with a retailer incentive cover. Check them out below! (Click each cover to embiggen)


Cover A by Joëlle Jones



Cover B by Jake Bartok



Cover C by J.K. Woodward



Retailer Incentive Cover by Chris Fenoglio

Are you planning on celebrating 500 issues of IDW Star Trek comics by picking up this issue? Which cover is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!



Friday, May 3, 2024

Positively Trek Book Club: They Sure Like Writing for Garak!

Positively Trek Podcast:

Star Trek Explorer Presents:
"The Mission" and Other Stories
Part 2 of 2


Purchase:
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Positively Trek 270: Book Club: They Sure Like Writing for Garak!
Star Trek Explorer Presents: “The Mission” and Other Stories - Part 2/2

Back in episode 264, we took a look at the first 7 short stories that make up the collection Star Trek Explorer Presents: “The Mission” and Other Stories. And now we’re back to finish them off!

In this week’s episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson are talking about 7 Star Trek short stories, all of which appeared in issues of the Star Trek Explorer magazine. Join us as we journey to Deep Space Nine for 6 of the stories before we take a quick side trip to the Delta Quadrant for story number 7. Featured authors include James Swallow, Una McCormack, Michael Carroll, John Peel, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Michael Collins.

Click below to go to the show page, or stream directly from this page using the player below!





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Previous episode: Deep Space Nine: The Dog of War
Next episode: Day of Blood

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

New Comic Day! Sons of Star Trek #2

Sons of Star Trek #2


The miniseries spin-off from IDW's flagship Star Trek and Star Trek: Defiant comic series continues with today's release of the second issue of Sons of Star Trek!

As always, check out the various covers below, along with links to purchase the digital edition from Amazon and the publisher's synopsis.


Written by Morgan Hampton
Art by Angel Hernández
Cover by Jake Bartok


Purchase:
Digital (Kindle): Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk



Official synopsis:

Jake, Nog, and Alexander find themselves stuck in a never-ending loop of being blown to smithereens aboard the U.S.S. Avery and then revived by Q Jr.-who insists he's helping them learn some lesson unbeknownst to them. Amid the attack from the Breen, the Avery crew and their strong-willed, bureaucratic captain, Skrain Dukat, refuse to listen to the trio's musings about an alternate universe. Left with no other choice, they are forced to begrudgingly work together and attempt to step into their Starfleet roles in hopes of helping the Federation ship survive the attack and return home...or be stuck in this alternate reality forever!



Variant covers (click to embiggen):



Cover B by Megan Levens




Retailer Incentive Cover by Andy Price




Previous comic release: Star Trek: Defiant #14
Next comic release: Star Trek #20