This October, IDW will introduce us to “the Pirate Queen of the Delta Quadrant,” bringing us back to the Mirror Universe, this time set 70,000 light-years away from Earth with the single-issue Star Trek: Voyager Mirrors and Smoke. Details were revealed Thursday during the “Inside the Writers’ Room” panel for the Star Trek: Year Five series at San Diego Comic-Con.
Edited by Anni Perheentupa, Mirrors and Smoke will be written by Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I.Joe) with art by JK Woodward, who designed the look of the TNG Mirror Universe in previous comics. The tight-lipped plot involves Captain Janeway who has anointed herself “Pirate Queen of the Delta Quadrant” and the locals, including mirror versions of Neelix and Kes aren’t too happy about it. Not only that, but a pestering Terran named Annika Hansen is snooping around, too.
Originally conceived as a Halloween special, Mirrors and Smoke features the first-ever comics appearance of the Mirror Universe Voyager crew. But the fun doesn’t just stop after one issue as IDW has long-term plans for the Mirror Universe following the success of three Mirror series tied to Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Mirrors and Smoke one-shot will kick off a monthly “Mirror Universe Event” which will also include one-shot comics tied to Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
The first artwork IDW shared with the public for Mirrors and Smoke is from legendary Trek illustrator, JK Woodward. Another Trek veteran, George Caltsoudas is drawing a special retail incentive variant cover.
For information on how to secure copies of Star Trek: Voyager Mirrors and Smoke, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
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