Over the weekend at Destination Star Trek in Birmingham, UK, IDW Publishing announced another Star Trek: Discovery comic, this time focusing on the character of Saru, the first Kelpien in Starfleet. IDW have now released a cover image as well.
Saru gets a comic
The new IDW title Star Trek: Discovery — Captain Saru will be a prestige-format one-shot comic, coming in February 2019. The comic is written by veteran Trek comics writer Mike Johnson and Star Trek: Discovery writer Kirsten Beyer, who have paired up on IDW’s previous Discovery tie-ins. Art is being done by Angel Hernandez with a cover by Paul Shipper.
More information on the Captain Saru comic, including price and synopsis, will be revealed with IDW’s February 2019 solicits, which will be announced in November.
Saru has become a break-out character for Discovery and he will be getting even more attention in the coming months. In December Doug Jones’ Saru will be the focus of an episode of Star Trek: Short Treks titled “The Brightest Star,” which will visit the Kelpien’s home planet and introduce members of Saru’s family. There will also be an episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season which will also visit Saru’s home planet and explore the character and the Kelpiens even more.
If you are looking for more insight into Saru, you can also check out James Swallow’s novel Star Trek: Discovery – Fear Itself which was released in June.
More new Trek comics for 2019
The Star Trek: Discovery — Captain Saru comic is the third new title for 2019 announced by IDW this month. At NYCC they announced a one-off featuring a young Picard on the USS Stargazer titled Star Trek: IDW 20/20 as well as a new TOS/TNG/DS9/Voyager crossover mini-series titled Star Trek: The Q Conflict.
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