Preview: New IDW Star Trek Comics For January 2019 + Hardcover TNG Collection Coming In March

IDW has just released their January 2019 solicitations with synopses and covers for all their titles. For Star Trek, these include two titles announced at NYCC earlier this month, a fifth bonus issue if the Transformers/TAS crossover and an advance solicitation for a Star Trek: The Next Generation hardcover collection coming in March.

New Star Trek comics for January 2019

Star Trek vs. Transformers #5  (32 pages • $3.99)

Written by John Barber and Mike Johnson, art by Philip Murphy

The stunning conclusion! As the Klingon-Decepticon alliance prepares to wipe out their enemies once and for all, Kirk and the Autobots make one last desperate bid to merge Cybertronian technology with Starfleet ingenuity. It’s a final conflict you won’t want to miss!

Variant cover by Chris Panda

NOTE: Cover A by Philip Murphy and Cover B by Josh Burcham are not available at this time

Star Trek: IDW 20/20  (36 pages • $4.99)

Written by Peter David, art by J.K. Woodward

IDW 20/20 kicks off IDW’s year-long 20th anniversary celebration! An all-new weekly event giving a glimpse of your favorite characters 20 years into the future—or past! What made them into the heroes you love… and what twists does the future hold…?

Twenty years before he took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise-D, Jean-Luc Picard sat in the captain’s chair of the U.S.S. Stargazer. Picard served with distinction aboard the Stargazer for many years on his way to becoming the most respected captain in Starfleet. But in this early mission, Picard showed that even he is merely a man.

Art for variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez

NOTE: Cover A by JK Woodward is not available at this time.

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #1 (of 6)   (32 pages • $3.99)

Written by Scott Tipton & David Tipton, art by David Messina

When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. Join James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko as they go head-to-head in a competition that will determine the fate of the Earth and beyond. Will they be able to emerge victorious, or will they be torn apart by The Q Conflict? A soon-to-be-classic six-part miniseries begins here!

Art for retail incentive cover by J.K. Woodward

NOTE: A and B covers by David Messina and a variant cover by George Caltsoudas are not available at this time

 Hardcover TNG collection coming in March

In addition to the Picard “20/20” title coming in January, IDW is also getting fans ready for the new Picard show in development with a special hardcover collection of five of their Star Trek: The Next Generation mini-series. Coming in March, Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Missions Continue collects The Space Between, Intelligence Gathering, Last Generation, Ghosts, and Hive.

Here is a detailed breakdown:

In The Space Between, travel to Tigan-7, Kandom 9, uncharted space, and more–each leading the dedicated crew of the Enterprise into unexpected adventures. By David Tischman and Casey Maloney.

In Intelligence Gathering, what seems to be a series of unrelated missions is soon revealed to be part of a larger conspiracy involving a threat unlike any that Picard has ever faced. Can the Enterprise crew piece together the puzzle before it’s too late? By Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and David Messina.

In Last Generation, a Myriad Universe title, Starfleet is no more! The Federation lies in ruin and the Klingons have conquered Earth. But a resistance, led by Jean-Luc Picard, seeks to free humanity from Klingon rule. Now, finally, they may have the means to do it: an android named Data! By Andrew Steven Harris and Gordon Purcell.

In Ghosts, Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise respond to a distress call and find a terribly wounded scientist aboard a marooned ship. While evaluating the planet below (and its two warring nations) for possible Federation membership, Picard discovers to his horror that the survivor of the disaster is foreseeing his death. By Zander Cannon and Javier Aranda.

In Hive, it’s the distant future and the entire galaxy has been completely assimilated by Borg and its king… Locutus! The only hope lies in the past, in the hands of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the starship Enterprise! By Brannon Braga, Terry Matalas, Travis Fickett, and Joe Corroney.

Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Missions Continue is 568 pages of TNG comics in one package and will retail for $59.99. It will be released on March 19 and you can pre-order it now at Amazon.

Previews of other upcoming IDW Star Trek titles:

October Star Trek Comics

November Star Trek Comics

December Star Trek Comics

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This is just terrible. I’m not a fan of these crossover comics, I don’t know why they do it. No one really asked for it. In a time where fandom is screaming for original, creative Trek, Discovery isn’t doing it for a great number of fans, the JJ movies are pretty much dead, CBS has basically suffocated fan creativity in every way (the C&D to Stage 9 the latest example of CBS’s muscle flexing and tearing down of a production better than they can do right now), and a Picard-driven series that, while it sounds great that Sir Pat is returning to Trek (AND he’s showrunner on the project), we’re all watching cautiously…

We get…

Transformers vs. Star Trek……

What’s next, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers vs. Star Trek: Voyager?

Yeah… I’d probably read that… but we so do NOT need it right now!

Discovery is immensely popular. Only a vocal minority have a problem with it.

Discovery has many viewers because so many fans are desperate to watch anything Trek related (and primeverse) after the long absence on TV.
Most of the viewers are somehow disappointed with what they got.

Yes discovery sucks actually. Bad wooden actors and stupid writing. Thats why they needed Spock and Pike as a gimmick to get new viewers. Desperate.

Then don’t read them. However, it’s just a bit of a stretch to suppose that just because you don’t like them, no one does. If they weren’t making money, then they wouldn’t be doing them, so clearly, a lot of people do like it.

Picard has a weird resemblance to Dr. Zachary Smith in IDW 20/20…