Get Ready for Young Picard, Captains vs. Q
It’s still Fall 2018, but IDW Publishing is looking to the future, January 2019, to be precise, by announcing its Star Trek titles for that month. StarTrek.com has details and cover art to share…
First up is Star Trek: IDW 20/20. Written by Peter David, with J.K. Woodward handling the art and cover, IDW 20/20 kicks off IDW’s year-long 20th anniversary celebration: an all-new weekly event giving a glimpse of your favorite characters 20 years into the future -- or past. In this tale, it’s 20 before Jean-Luc Picard took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, and he’s sitting in the captain’s chair of the U.S.S. Stargazer. Picard served with distinction aboard the Stargazer for many years on his way to becoming the most respected captain in Starfleet, but in this early mission, Picard showed that even he is merely a man.
Star Trek: IDW 20/20 will run 36 pages and cost $4.99.
Up next is Star Trek vs. Transformers #5, written by John Barber & Mike Johnson, with art and cover by Philip Murphy. In the conclusion of this landmark Star Trek/Transformers crossover, the Klingon-Decepticon alliance prepares to wipe out their enemies once and for all, prompting Kirk and the Autobots make one last desperate bid to merge Cybertronian technology with Starfleet ingenuity.
Star Trek vs. Transformers #5 will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans should be on the lookout for a variant cover by Josh Burcham.
And there’s more, namely Star Trek: The Next Generation -- The Missions Continue, which gathers together TNG adventures by Brannon Braga, Scott Tipton, Zander Cannon and more, boasts art by David Messina, Gordon Purcell and others, and features a Joe Corroney cover. In it, fans can follow Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D as they explore new worlds chronicled in The Space Between, Intelligence Gathering, Last Generation, Ghosts, and Hive.
Star Trek: The Next Generation -- The Missions Continue is a hardcover that spans a whopping 568 pages and costs $59.99.
Lastly, fans will be able to beam up Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1 (of 6), written by the siblings tandem of Scott Tipton & David Tipton, with art and a cover by David Messina. When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway and Benjamin Sisko – as well as their crews -- as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by The Q Conflict?
The first in a new six-part IDW miniseries, Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1 (of 6) will run 32 pages and cost $3.99. Fans should be on the lookout for variant covers by George Caltsoudas and J.K. Woodward.
For additional details, contact your local comic book retailer or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you. And keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional details about the IDW's upcoming Star Trek adventures, as well as exclusive First Looks at covers and preview pages.