Today IDW Publishing announced a new four-issue miniseries coming in November, just in time to celebrate this year’s 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager. The first-ever Voyager miniseries from IDW promises to put Seven of Nine to the test.
IDW promises Star Trek: Voyager – Seven’s Reckoning will take readers “deep into uncharted space, and even deeper into the human heart of a Borg drone.” The new miniseries opens with the USS Voyager encountering a damaged alien ship deep in the Delta Quadrant. What at first seems to be a simple repair mission becomes much more complicated for Seven of Nine as she becomes ensnared by an ancient conflict, one that puts her newfound humanity to the test.
The new series is written by Dave Baker (Star Trek: Waypoint, Action Hospital), illustrated by Angel Hernandez (Star Trek: Picard—Countdown, Transformers), and colored by Ronda Pattison (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
“As a lifelong Star Trek fan, being able to play my small part in advancing the ideals of a better tomorrow means the world to me,” says Baker. “This plays directly into why I wanted to write the book to begin with. To put it simply, the stories we tell one another matter… and the stories we tell ourselves matter most of all.”
IDW’s first Voyager miniseries
Star Trek: Voyager – Seven’s Reckoning will be IDW’s first monthly miniseries focused on Star Trek: Voyager since they began publishing Trek comics in 2007. Over the years there have been some Voyager stories in the IDW Waypoint anthology series and in 2019 they released Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke as a one-shot.
“After the amazing response to our Voyager one-shot set in the Mirror Universe, we’re thrilled to return to the Delta Quadrant for a full four issues,” says editor Chase Marotz. “Dave Baker is a talented writer and huge Trek fan with a great understanding of the characters. Angel Hernandez, who has wowed fans with his work on Star Trek / Green Lantern and Picard—Countdown, keeps getting better and better, and Ronda Pattison will bring her unique palette to an all-new alien species that we think fans are going to love. We have a great crew and can’t wait for people to see where we’re going!”
According to Marotz, the new series is set during the fourth season of Star Trek: Voyager, right between “Scientific Method” and “Year of Hell pt. 1.” He also tells TrekMovie:
“For this new series, we’ll be focusing on Seven of Nine’s early days on Voyager, back when she was still figuring out what it means to be human. It’s been a blast reading Dave’s scripts and Angel seems to be having a lot of fun with the new species we’ll be meeting and the strange place they inhabit. I’m excited for people to see it.”
Star Trek: Voyager – Seven’s Reckoning #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Angel Hernandez, Cover B featuring a cast photo of Seven of Nine as portrayed by Jeri Ryan, and a Retailer Incentive edition by Jeffrey Veregge (G.I. Joe, Red Wolf).
UPDATE: Also coming in November – Star Trek: Year Five #17
IDW has sent out the rest of their November solicitations and it includes another Star Trek comic. The Star Trek: Year Five series kicks off another two-issue arc about Gary Seven. Issue #17 of the series is written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, with art by J.K. Woodward.
At last – the super secret origin of Gary Seven! Who was Gary Seven before AEGIS turned him into a time-traveling secret agent? What, exactly, does AEGIS want? Answers are revealed and secrets are exposed in this fully painted stand-alone spy thriller from showrunners Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Gotham City Garage, Green Arrow) and fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward (Star Trek: Mirror Broken, Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever–The Original Teleplay)!
The main cover is by Marc Laming with a retailer incentive variant by J.J. Lendl.
For information on how to acquire copies of Star Trek: Voyager – Seven’s Reckoning or additional Star Trek comics and graphic novels from IDW Publishing, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.
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