IDW Announces ‘Star Trek: The Q Conflict’ Comic, Brings Together 4 Crews From TOS And TNG Era

Following yesterday’s announcement of a new young Picard one-shot, IDW used the second day of New York Comic Con to announce an expansive Star Trek crossover mini-series coming in 2019, all tied together by that fan-favorite character Q.

Kirk crosses paths with Picard, Sisko, and Janeway in Star Trek: The Q Conflict

For the first time ever, the crews of Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager will come together in a single crossover comic. IDW has announced Star Trek: The Q Conflict, a six-episode series debuting in January 2019.

Here is the official synopsis:

When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko must go head-to-head in a competition rigged by the arrogant Q and his nigh-omnipotent cohorts.

The series is being written by the team of Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken) and for the art, IDW has brought back David Messina (Cloak and Dagger, Star Trek: Countdown). Star Trek: The Q Conflict will be available with multiple covers: connecting regular covers by David Messina, and retailer incentive variants by George Caltsoudas and J.K. Woodward.

Art for retail incentive cover for issue 1 of The Q Conflict by J.K. Woodward

“This is it – the biggest Star Trek series ever, spanning starships, centuries, and galaxies!” says Scott Tipton in a statement. “All of Starfleet’s most legendary officers join together for the first time against some of the greatest threats they’ve ever faced. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before!”

David Tipton adds, “But it wouldn’t be Star Trek if it wasn’t also about character, and with so many Starfleet legends crossing paths for the first time ever, The Q Conflict will give readers the opportunity to see all their favorite characters in a brand-new light.”

“Being at work on Star Trek: The Q Conflict is like coming home after a five-year mission away,” says David Messina. “To draw characters like Spock and Picard at a time that’s so exciting for the Star Trek franchise? It’s awesome.”

More from NYCC  to come

TrekMovie is on the ground with a team at New York Comic Con who will be reporting on more new releases, the big Star Trek: Discovery panel on Saturday and more so stay tuned.


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YES!! I’ve wanted this for years :D

So does Worf not talk to the DS9 crew because it will disrupt the timeline? Consequences!!!

I’d guess that he doesn’t know them yet. There was presumably a space in time where Sisko was bald and with a goatee before Worf came aboard the station and Q, in his infinite wisdom, yanked the DS9 crew from time right before tensions with the Klingons erupted. I know, it’s small time frame, but anything’s possible for a godlike being…. or a comic book writer.

This looks like a lot of fun!

It’s a shame about ENTERPRISE not being involved, but unfortunately, Scott Bakula is notorious for not approving likeness rights.

I don’t follow the comics very closely. It’s interesting to learn that Enterprise is the only series to never be represented in the comics, with Phlox being the sole character from the being be included in any of the comics.

That’s incorrect. Archer’s crew were featured in Star Trek: Waypoint.

His loss.

I may actually pick this one up, cool. These guys have created in print what should have done on the big (or small) screen years ago. Bravo!

This would have been WAAAAY too expensive to do on screen.

Pity Captain Archer was excluded.

Likeness rights. Bakula doesn’t like to have people draw him, and it’s in his contract. That’s why there haven’t been any Enterprise comic books.

Was wondering about that. Suspected it was an image rights issue. Now this makes me super keen to try get the rights for the “Men of a Certain Age” comic book

Wait, so who cares? Why not Q up Enterprise crew without Archer and have an adventure. Jeez, he’s the worst captain anyway. Written badly too!

I love ENT but if the rights stand in the way, I’d rather have comics without Captain Archer than foregoing ENT comics altogether.

Wow this is so amazing!!! This is definitely a Trek fan’s wet dream lol. All the crews coming together via Q, super cool! It is a pity the Enterprise crew isn’t there to complete the circle though. I had no idea Bakula has issues with people drawing him. I guess it would seem out of place to have the rest of the crew there without Archer.

Anyway a cool concept and something I would gladly read.

The TNG faces are all spot on but the TOS faces are downright grotesque.

Interesting development

This sounds like a cool idea, also sounds like a lot of characters to juggle. Would’ve made a great Infinity War-style event movie. Can’t wait to go to Comic Con tomorrow for the Disco panel!!! Look for me I’ll be Tina Belcher

So Kirk and Picard team up where have we seen that before.

..well there goes the outline of a novel I was working on..geez