IDW, the publishers of Star Trek comics, are headed back the the 24th century with a new Next Generation mini-series starting in November. "Star Trek: Ghosts" will be set during the run TNG and brings a new writer and artist. We have details on that below, along with all the other details for IDW’s Star Trek plans for November.
IDW returns to TNG with ‘Ghosts’
Although this year IDW told an alternative universe TNG story with "The Last Generation" and tied TNG to the new movie with "Countdown", their last true Next Generation comic series was "Intelligence Gathering" from early 2008. But that changes in November with “Star Trek: The Next Generations: Ghosts”. The new TNG comic mini-series is said to have a different style, which will be brought to life by a writer new Trek comics, Eisner-nominee Zander Cannon, who previously worked with IDW’s new Trek editor Scott Dunbier at Wildstorm on the Alan Moore “Top 10” comic. Also adding to the new approach will be first-time Trek artist Javier Aranda, who most recently has been doing the art for the “Dungeons and Dragons” comics.
As for the story, here is the official description for the first issue:
Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise respond to a distress call and find a terribly wounded scientist aboard a marooned ship. While evaluating the planet below (and its two warring nations) for possible Federation membership, Picard discovers to his horror that the survivor of the disaster is foreseeing his death.
The series will run five issues, with Joe Corroney doing the covers for each, here is the first:.
Star Trek Ghosts #1 – coming in November
IDW NOVEMBER STAR TREK SOLICITATIONS
Here are the rest of IDW’s Star Trek plans for November
Star Trek: Nero #4
Mike Johnson & Tim Jones (w) David Messina (a & c)
From Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman and the creative team behind the best-selling Star Trek: Countdown. The final issue contains the climactic confrontation between Nero and the elder Spock—leading up to the cataclysmic destruction of Vulcan!
Star Trek: Romulans: Schism #3
John Byrne (w & a & c)
When the edges begin to fray, can the center hold for long? The alliance between the Klingons and the Romulans begins to collapse—with the Federation squarely in the middle! John Byrne’s Romulan Saga comes to a literally shattering conclusion!
Star Trek: Movie Omnibus (TPB Collection)
Marv Wolfman, Peter David, Andy Schmidt, more (w) Dave Cockrum, Klaus Janson, Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran, James W. Fry, Gordon Purcell, Chee (a) Chee (c)
Star Trek’s many movie adaptations are collected together for the first time in this Star Trek Movie Omnibus from IDW. Included are the three-part Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the one-shots Star Trek: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek: The Final Frontier, Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, and finally the newly created, three-part Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan from IDW.
Star Trek: Archives Vol. 7—Best of Klingons (TPB Collection)
Tony Isabella, Len Wein, more (w) Tom Sutton, Ricardo Villagran (a) Joe Corroney (c)
In stories like “The Wormhole Connection,” “The Only Good Klingon…,” “Errand of War,” “Deadly Allies,” “Maggie’s World,” and “Judgment Day,” get a close look at the relationship between the Federation and Klingon Empire. These fierce, warring people present unique challenges to the Federation, and in these classic stories give a glimpse of what the future holds for Federation-Klingon relations.
The individual issues for November are not yet available for pre-order, but the TPB’s are available for pre-order at Amazon.com.