TrekInk: Exclusive 5-page Preview Romulans Schism #3 + Covers For January Trek Comics

Next week IDW will release the third and final issue of "Star Trek: Romulans Schism" series, which brings to an end John Byrne’s ‘Romulan Saga’ of comics. We have the exclusive preview of that, plus a look at the newly announced IDW Star Trek comics coming in January.



Issue 3 covers (regular and dealer incentive ‘virgin’ cover)

5-page preview:


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Star Trek Romulans: Schism #3 is available in comic stores Wednesday November 4th. You can order it and the previous issues from TFAW.




(Sept 16)



Byrne’s Romulan Saga that began in ALIEN SPOTLIGHT will be collected into a trade paperbackThat book is due in March 2010 and can be pre-ordered now from Amazon. The TPB will include some new content as well.

Also this week IDW has released their solicits for the month of January 2010. We have synopses and covers, inluding the introduction of their new ‘Captain’s Log’ series.

Star Trek Captain’s Log: Sulu
Scott & David Tipton (w) Federica Manfredi (a) David Messina (c)
Introducing a brand-new series focusing on some of the most famous Captains in Starfleet history! In the debut issue, Captain Hikaru Sulu, still new to the command of the U.S.S. Excelsior, finds himself once again face to face with one of the Federation’s most dangerous and mysterious adversaries—the Tholians! From the creative team behind Spock: Reflections!
FC 32 pages $3.99

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold #2
Scott & David Tipton (w) Fabio Mantovani (a) Sharp Brothers, David Messina (c)
Deep Space Nine teeters on the brink of anarchy as swarms of treasure-hunters and mercenaries continue to flood the station. Major Kira and Constable Odo are on the case, and the investigation leads to a not-unexpected destination: Quark’s Bar!
FC · 32 pages · $3.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ghosts #3
Zander Cannon (w) Javier Aranda (a) Joe Corroney (c)
With Worf captured and under threat of execution, Geordi, Troi, and Dr. Crusher race to get information that will exonerate him. Picard and Riker negotiate with Worf’s captors, but the paranoid warlords continue to regard all outsiders as a threat, and launch a military attack on the ship under the Enterprise’s protection.
FC 32 pages $3.99


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That TNG Ghosts cover has to be the most unintentionally funny cover I’ve seen in years. “Picard breakdancing…the aerial view. “

I love that TNG cover.



I’m guessing the text in the preview isn’t final? Cos there’s about 8 typos in one panel alone…

Ooo! Captain Sulu comic! Does this mean that George Takei can finally shut up about that “Captain Sulu” TV series for awhile? Please?

Re: Captain Picard cover…

“There! Are! TEN! Fingers!!!”

My, how the comedians are dominating the discussion…

On a more serious note: I am VERY impressed with any/all of John Byrne’s Star Trek work for IDW. As a long-time comic book buyer who quit in the 1990s, it is because of Mr. Byrne that I am buying comics once again. They’re exceptional. Thank you, IDW, for giving fans what they want! Awesome stories, incredible art/coloring.

And thank you,, for reporting on all of this! :)

What’s up with the Klingon disruptors? They’re not like the TOS versions. The drawn de-mat effect looks good. I was thinking though that the TOS era Klingon disruptor was a SONIC disruptor…

When did DS9 1 come out? I missed it.

January is going to be a good month!

On schism_3_4.jpg

“Drop your weapons of face immediate extermination!”

“of”? Or “or”…

Tsk, tsk IDW! The editor AND the letterer missed that one!

MORE Romulans?

Re: Captain Picard Cover


I don’t think the East Coast will be getting Romulans: Schism #3 this week. It’s not listed on the shipping list. Probably won’t be until the following week on the 11th.

Re: #10

Also “or die like you men”

“Your men” perhaps?

Is the cover of Schisms 3 identical to Schisms 1 (other than 3 instead of 1?) Looks it?

Peple who don’t check fore spelling errers in comic books really irretate me. Think of the kids they are misleading!

I like the Bird of Prey refit in the comic.

i dont understand why they are going into DS9- that story is over- unless it’s about what happened to captain sisco what’s the point?

Where are seasons 5+ of Enterprise & the founding of the federation/romulan wars…

@19: The DS9 story is set during the course of the show. I think that part of it is to gauge interest. At that point, they might look at what else they can do.

@16: Very similar. #1 featured the Klingon at the front, #2 featured Number One, this one… Romulan. Each issue focuses a bit on the race that is front and center. But yes, the image there for issue #1 is the same as #3. That’s a mistake.

@8: December. :)