As we previously reported, the first Star Trek: Discovery novel tie-in arrives on September 26th and now we have details on the first comic book. Today IDW revealed their plans for all their comics for October, which includes the first Star Trek: Discovery comic book.
The new series will be titled Star Trek: Discovery and the 32-page first issue (priced at $3.99) will be written by long-time IDW Star Trek comics writer Mike Johnson and Star Trek: Discovery TV writer (and Trek novelist) Kirsten Beyer. Veteran artist Tony Shasteen (Star Trek: Boldly Go) is doing the artwork and cover.
Here is the official word from IDW:
Warp into adventure with this new comic book series that ties into the new Star Trek television show premiering in late September on CBS All Access in the U.S., the Space channel in Canada and Netflix throughout the rest of the world! Details remain secretive so we can’t show you covers yet, but we can tell you that you won’t want to miss this very special KLINGON-centric series. Be prepared for action, adventure, and Star Trek at its best!
Each issue of the Star Trek: Discovery comic will feature a “ships of the line” cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire which will offer a “first look at the new ships of Discovery.” Issue #1 will also feature a photo cover and a variant cover by fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken).
IDW did not release any cover images for Star Trek: Discovery #1, but TrekMovie will provide an update as soon as any are available.
More Star Trek comics for October
Star Trek: Discovery #1 isn’t the only Trek comic for October. Here is what else we can expect.
Star Trek: TNG: Mirror Broken #5 (of 6) (32 pages • $3.99)
written by Scott Tipton & David Tipton with art by J.K. Woodward
With the newly stolen I.S.S. Enterprise-D caught between the forces of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance and a trio of Imperial warships, Jean-Luc Picard finds himself in unexpected territory. Which will crack first, his untested vessel, or an untested crew?
Star Trek: Boldly Go #13 (32 pages • $3.99)
written by Mike Johnson with art by Tony Shasteen
Part 1 of a 6-issue mega-event: I.D.I.C! Scores of realities collide as “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” takes on a new meaning for Captain Kirk and his crew… with the fate of all realities at stake!
NOTE: Star Trek: Boldly Go #13 variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani not available at this time.
Star Trek: New Visions: What Pain It is to Drown (48 pages • $7.99)
written by John Byrne with photo-manipulation by John Byrne
Pulled down to a world made entirely of water, the Enterprise is in danger of literally flooding — while Spock and McCoy discover a sinister purpose behind this bizarre planet.
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