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



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:
Hardcover: Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk


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







Wednesday, April 24, 2024

New Comic Day: Defiant #14

Star Trek: Defiant #14


New Comic Day is here once again, and we have the latest entry in the Star Trek: Defiant series hitting newsstands today: Issue #14 of the continuing missions of Worf and his crew aboard the U.S.S. Defiant!

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:

Resistance is futile! Cornered by their own parasitically possessed crewmate, Worf and the Defiant crew scramble for a way to safely save her before it's too late. But the hive is eager to grow its numbers, seeking total dominance over a galactic level of organic species after already claiming Starbase 99's crew as hosts. Trapped and unable to call Starfleet for assistance, Hugh suggests taking drastic measures – assimilate B'Elanna to Borg tech!



Variant covers (click to embiggen):




Cover B by JK Woodward



Retailer Incentive Cover by Justin Mason





Previous comic release: Star Trek #19
Next comic release: Sons of Star Trek #2






Wednesday, April 17, 2024

New Comic Day: Star Trek #19 - New Story Arc!

Star Trek #19
Pleroma Part 1


Wednesday is always new comic day, and this week we have a new addition to IDW's flagship Star Trek comic series, and the beginning of a new story arc!

Star Trek #19 is out today, and in the Pleroma arc, Captain Sisko must deal with an issue that hits very close to home when T'Lir returns to the Theseus.

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



Official synopsis:

Acclaimed writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly along with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds comics artist Megan Levens (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Starsigns) welcome you to the thrilling brand-new chapter of the Eisner-nominated Star Trek flagship series!
Benjamin Sisko has begun imagining an end to his journey and is looking forward to establishing a normal, human life. But unfortunately for Captain Sisko, his next test has been a member of his crew this whole time…
T’Lir, the crew’s former science officer, has returned to the U.S.S. Theseus bridge with a shocking revelation and a plea. Kahless’ attempted war with the gods has altered the very fabric of spacetime, threatening the destruction of several godlike species. Already, anomalies are beginning to form across the galaxy. Their only hope: the Emissary of the Prophets, Benjamin Sisko, and his valiant crew of Starfleet’s finest.



Variant covers (click to embiggen):



Cover B by Ramón Rosanas



Retailer Incentive Cover by J.J. Lendl




Previous comic release: Star Trek: Defiant #13
Next comic release: Star Trek: Defiant #14






Thursday, March 28, 2024

Positively Trek Book Club: Morn's Little Partner in Crime

Positively Trek Podcast:

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The Dog of War


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


Positively Trek 267: Book Club: Morn’s Little Partner in Crime
Deep Space Nine: The Dog of War

At the height of the Dominion War, Deep Space Nine receives an unexpected guest: a priceless purebred corgi, which Quark names Latinum. Along with the adorable canine comes a mysterious Borg component which might help the Federation and its allies win the war… or spell doom for the entire Alpha Quadrant.

In this episode of the Positively Trek Book Club, hosts Dan and Brandi discuss Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Dog of War, a comic miniseries from IDW that was recently released as a graphic novel. We talk about all five issues, including Quark’s discovery of his love of one dog in particular, Sisko’s dilemma, and the mysterious shadowy organization with the ridiculous name “The Brokers on the Black Market.”





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Previous episode: Picard: Firewall
Next episode: Star Trek Explorer Presents: "The Mission" and Other Stories - Part 2