Friday, August 24, 2018

November's Star Trek Comics from IDW

Hey all! While I was never a big reader of the Star Trek comics before, my current gig with the Literary Treks podcast means I read all the new releases, and I have to say, some of them are pretty great!

IDW has just released their solicitations for the month of November, and we have some big Trek titles on the way!

First off, if you enjoyed the Waypoint comics like I did, you were probably disappointed when the run ended. Well, some good news! While the series isn't back on a regular basis, there will be a special large-sized issue coming in November! This special issue is written by Dave Baker and Nicole Goux, Brandon Easton, Jackson Lanzig and Collin Kelly, and Matthew Dow Smith, with art by Nicole Goux, Josh Hood, Sonny Liew, and Matthew Dow Smith.

Here's the publisher's description:
The anthology series spanning 50 years of Star Trek returns in this oversized annual! These weird and wonderful stories—set during the Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and more—expand on rarely explored corners of the universe or provide closure for long-forgotten plot threads. But they all remind us of why we love Trek. This volume features your favorite characters, including Data, Q, and Ezri Dax, handled by the top creators of today and the future!

Only one cover for this special Waypoint oversized issue, by artist Josh Hood.



Next up is the third issue in the Star Trek vs. Transformers series, written by John Barber and Mike Johnson with art by Philip Murphy.

Klingons and Decepticons lay siege to a remote Federation dilithium mine—and the only thing holding them back is the shaky alliance of Captain Kirk and Optimus Prime. But what dark secret is buried beneath the ground… and can this uneasy partnership withstand the revelations?

The A cover (by Philip Murphy) has yet to be revealed, but we have the B cover as well as a retailer incentive cover below!

The B cover, by artist Gavin Fullerton.

Retailer incentive cover by Megan Levens.

Finally, November also sees the release of issue 5 of the TNG: Terra Incognita series. I have to tell you, I'm really enjoying this series! The first two issues have been terrific, and I'm excited to see where it goes from there!

This issue is written by Scott and David Tipton with art by Angel Hernandez. There will be four covers available: A cover by Tony Shasteen, and a B photo montage cover. There will also be two retailer incentive covers by J.K. Woodward and Elizabeth Beals. Right now, we only have Shasteen's and Woodward's covers to show you. I love the Woodward cover (his stuff is always amazing)!

On the heels of the blockbuster THROUGH THE MIRROR miniseries comes a brand-new NEXT GENERATION series, featuring untold tales of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D! Interstellar odd couple Worf and Beverly Crusher undertake a difficult mission, but can they overcome their differences to work together?

A cover, by Tony Shasteen.

Retailer incentive cover by J.K. Woodward.

Keep track of all of the book and comic releases through 2018 on my releases page, as well as what's coming in 2019!