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.
the omnibus sounds cool
Looking good! ;3 Love those comics.
I definitely want that movie omnibus! I just hope the other adaptations are better than the only one I’ve ever read – The Undiscovered Country. Horrible, horrible adaptation! I often wonder if Peter David saw the same movie I did.
I wonder who that women is on the cover of Byrne’s latest Romulan comic. She’s quite a number that’s for sure.
Nice! Omnibus 2 of the Early Voyages comics, which featured Pike’s Enterprise, ruled my world.
Does anyone have any idea why they haven’t picked up the license to do Enterprise comics?
According the pole conducted here, most of us would kill to see a Year Five story line featuring Archer & crew.
Get on it IDW!! :)
She looks like Number 1 to me-
Nero? Why not CAPTAIN KIRK? Don’t we already know enough about Nero?
Yeah #8, there’s absolutely no material about Kirk out there in published form!
Um, way to miss my point. Can we get a comic with some of Kirk’s back story from the movie? From the time he is a crashes the car till he meets Pike at the bar?
Some of us are still waiting for the STAR TREK:ENTERPRISE “season 5” comic :)
The cover of the TNG members make them look cartoonish. They all look 10 to 20 years younger. Like they are in their late 20’s/early 30’s, all except for Picard. May be they need to ad more wrinkles or age their skin texture more. But then the 10 to 12 year old’s cartoons are aimed for would never notice that feature unless they had been educated to study the features of people to learn their age with out asking. If you’ve ever been a bouncer at age regulated places you learn these things, sometimes wrong but mostly your correct.
Yes, there’s a lot of backstory to be covered, about Jim and George Kirk, Capt. Robau, the Kelvin crew. Very exciting.
It’s amazing how young they all look if you can stand watching an ep of season one or two of TNG. As it stands, they look pretty accurate!
If the artwork inside looked anything like the cover artwork… but no.
#10 + #13: IDW may hold back because future films could flash to those eras, whereas Nero is done. He’s dead and won’t be back on film.
Besides, the film hasn’t even been out a year, give them time to craft something really good for Kirk, and I’m sure even if the films don’t flash back they’d have to check with Orci/Kurtzman to make sure it’s somewhat accurate.
Can’t say I’m too excited for the TNG comic. Yeah I’m a huge fan of the show, but right now I’m all about TOS and the new movie.
Would much rather see some comics set in THAT universe.
The cover of Star Trek: Movie Omnibus: Are they Chekov and Khan?
16. Simon: ‘IDW may hold back because future films could flash to those eras, whereas Nero is done. He’s dead and won’t be back on film.’
Agreed. For all we know, they might use the footage in subsequent films.
The new TNG story: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Did Rick Berman & Michael Piller write this one? Perhaps it was going to be the story for ST: XI had Nemesis been a success.
I wish they would do a comic of The Return and Avenger.
@18 Kirk and Khan
The Next Generation is dead and buried.
ENOUGH of THE NEXT GEN bashing
Next Gen is still a great show, Stop belittling it just because of the new shiny thing
so because of the new movie you no longer want to follow TNG.
I like the new movie but I still like to collect stuff from TNG, it has been a show I have loved since I was a child and I will always love that show.
Am I to forgot the Trek shows I loved just because of the new movie?
the new Trek is NOT the best ever Trek
I want a new DS9 or VOY comic.
Even a ENT comic wud do.
Anything but more TNG.
Why is there no article about the SOTL 2010? It’s already for sale! Some fantastic artwork in there!
Damnit, wrong comment section.
Either way, please stop that ridiculous TNG bashing. We all know you liked the show as long as it was on the air. Stop being so hypocritical. You act like the last 30 years of Trek were total bullshit, which simply isn’t true.
29. Took the words right out of my mouth. TNG rules, along with DS9 and VOY, and ENT to a certain extent.