IDW Ending ‘Star Trek: Boldly Go’ Series In March 2018 + Announces ‘Discovery’ Annual About Stamets

IDW has provided TrekMovie with their Star Trek comics solicitations for March 2018 which include the 18th issue of their Kelvin- universe series Star Trek: Boldly Go. The official description describes the issue as the ‘series finale’ for Boldly Go and TrekMovie has confirmed with IDW that this ongoing series is coming to an end in March with the final issue of the “I.D.I.C.” mini-series.

Star Trek: Boldly Go launched in October 2016. The series was a follow-up to the ongoing Kelvin universe Star Trek comic book series which launched in September 2011 and concluded shortly after the release of Star Trek Beyond in August 2016. The series was set after the main events of Beyond but before the closing of the film and launch of the new USS Enterprise. Boldly Go featured Captain Kirk in command of the USS Endeavour with McCoy, Sulu and Chekov also on board. Spock and Uhura had left to live on new Vulcan and Scotty had moved to Earth to teach at Starfleet Academy where Jaylah was also a cadet.

Cover for Star Trek: Boldly Go Issue 1

Boldly Go writer Mike Johnson has taken to twitter to talk about the end of Boldly Go, and offering a ray of hope that there may be more for the Kelvin crew in the comics.

For fans that want to see more of the Kelvin crew in comics, you can always let IDW know how you feel on Twitter at  @idwpublishing or sending emails to letters@idwpublishing.

Star Trek Comics for March 2018

Here is the full list of Star Trek comics coming in March 2018.

Star Trek: Boldly Go #18 (32 pages • $3.99)
written by Mike Johnson, art by Josh Hood

“I.D.I.C.” Part 6 of 6! It’s the series finale of Star Trek: Boldly Go, and the climactic final chapter of the epic “I.D.I.C.” saga! James Tiberius Kirk faces the greatest challenge of his life… and the fate of infinite realities hangs in the balance!

Variant cover by Yoshi Yoshitani

Photo cover

Note: Cover A by Josh Hood and Cover B by Eoin Marron are not available at this time.

Star Trek Discovery Annual 2018  (48 pages • $7.99)
Written by Kirsten Beyer & Mike Johnson, art by Angel Hernandez

The U.S.S. Discovery is a ship unlike any the galaxy’s ever seen, developing tech based on an unstable mycelial network… and it is all in the hands of Science Officer Lt. Stamets, tasked with perfecting it to win the war against the Klingons.

Bullet points:
● Who is Stamets, and how did he, with his old partner, Straal, come to discover the mycelial network?
● Plus: Learn how Lt. Stamets met his significant other, Medical Officer Hugh Culber, and came to know fan-favorite Cadet Sylvia Tilly!

Cover A by Angel Hernandez

Cover B by George Caltsoudas

Update on IDW’s Star Trek: Discovery – The Light of Kahless

The above mentioned annual focusing on Stamets is a one-off issue and not related to the four-issue mini-series “The Light of Kahless.” The first issue was delayed from October to November (see TrekMovie review). And IDW has confirmed that the second issue, which was suppose to be released in November, is now targeting January. We also now have a look at the cover for issue 2 of “The Light of Kahless” mini-series.

Cover by Tony Shasteen

Previews of other upcoming titles:

December Star Trek Comics

January Star Trek Comics

February Star Trek Comics

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Frack! Why are they ending Boldly Go?
Maybe there really is a new movie on the horizon. Let’s hope.

There is plans for a 4th film but that would be around 2020, 3 years of comics while the new enterprise is been built, There focusing on discovery right now, and the JJ verse comics will begin a new chapter as a countdown to the forth film

You just pulled that 2020 date out of your butt.

@Dandru – No, homeboy. The projected director of Trek 4 is Quentin Tarantino. He has a film being released in 2019. Do the math.

Hopefully a new comic will have better artwork. “Boldly Go” was terrible.

I hope that they will fill the gap with new comics of the older TV series. Still much to be explored, and it won’t disrupt any development with the Kelvin U.

I am sure within a month they will be talking about another Kelvin timeline comic’s