IDW has just released their December solicitations with synopses and covers for all their titles. We have covers and synopses for both of the currently running Trek mini-series, which both wrap up their runs as 2018 comes to a close. We also now have a hint of something coming in 2019.
December 2018 Star Trek comics
Star Trek vs. Transformers #4 (32 pages • $3.99)
Written by John Barber and Mike Johnson, art by Philip Murphy
With the Enterprise disabled by the Klingon-Decepticon alliance, things look dire for Spock, Optimus Prime, and the landing team. But with the Autobots’ help, can Captain Kirk come up with a solution to save the day from a massive Cybertronian threat?
NOTE: Cover A by Philip Murphy is not available at this time
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita #5 (32 pages • $3.99)
Written by Scott Tipton & David Tipton, art by Angel Hernandez
The latest installment of THE NEXT GENERATION Mirror Universe saga comes to a twisted conclusion as Mirror Barclay unleashes his fiendish plan on Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D!
NOTE: There will also be a photo cover and a variant cover by Elizabeth Beals.
Woodward hints at “huge” Trek comic series
December brings both the Terra Incognita and the Transformers mini-series to an end. This year we have also seen the Kelvin-verse series Boldly Go and John Byrne’s Star Trek: New Visions series wrap up their runs. Succession, the second Star Trek: Discovery tie-in mini-series finished last month. So, as of now, there are no officially announced Star Trek comics set for 2019.
IDW has said previously said that for Star Trek: Discovery they plan to do a series of mini-series, so we can expect something new for Discovery, including another annual, like the Stamets-focused annual released in April. And now thanks to artist J.K. Woodward, we know something else tied to TNG-era Trek is coming as well.
Over the weekend Woodward posted some work in progress on what he described as a “colossal double cover for a huge new project that’s going to give you a whopper of a Trek-gasm when @idwpublishing announces it!!!” The cover features Riker in the Starfleet uniform worn in the Star Trek: The Next Generation era films. You can also see a glimpse of what may be Beverly Crusher.
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Using my teeny weeny brush to paint teeny weeny characters in a teeny weeny amount of time to create a colossal double cover for a huge new project that’s going to give you a whopper of a Trek-gasm when @idwpublishing announces it!!! #workinprogress #makingcomics #startrek #trekgasm
It isn’t clear when exactly this is set and without the rank, pips showing if Riker is a commander or captain, we don’t know if this is set before or after Star Trek: Nemesis. At the end of that final TNG film, Riker was promoted to captain and he took command of the USS Titan, joined by his wife Deanna. The adventures of the Rikers on the Titan have been featured in a number of Star Trek novels including a series of Titan books. Riker on the Titan was also featured in IDW’s 2012 mini-series Star Trek: Hive, written by Brannon Braga.
Woodward did share another work in progress image over the weekend with Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which hints that this new series may cover more than Star Trek: The Next Generation and possibly involve characters from Deep Space Nine and Voyager, making it a full-on 24th century Trek crossover, and certainly worthy of what Woodward calls a “Trek-gasm.”
Previews of other upcoming IDW Star Trek titles:
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