See Spock Face A Blast From The Past In 5-Page Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Year Five’ #20

IDW’s Star Trek: Year Five series, which tells the stories of the final year of Captain James T. Kirk’s five-year mission, is heading towards a “grand finale” this summer. There are six more issues to go, with the final issue (25) due in July. Issues 20 and 21 tell the penultimate “episode” arc for the series, and both arrive in April. We have a preview of the first five pages of issue 20, which drops on Wednesday.

Star Trek: Year Five #20


As the crew of the Enterprise moves toward an uncertain future, one of their own will be pulled into a violent past! While investigating a mysterious structure on Vulcan, Spock vanishes. As the crew tries to find him, Spock must fight to survive as he navigates the painful past of his home planet. The final voyages of the original crew continue in this time-hoping adventure from writer Brandon Easton (Transformers: War for Cybertron, Thundercats) and artist Silvia Califano (Star Trek: Year Five, X-Files: Case Files)


Cover A by Stephen Thompson

Retail incentive cover by J.J. Lendl

Five-page preview: 

Available Wednesday

Star Trek: Year Five #20 is available on April 14th. You can order and pre-order individual copies of Star Trek: Year Five at TFAW. Or pick up individual digital editions at Amazon/comiXology.

The third trade paperback collection Star Trek: Year Five – Weaker Than Man which collects issues 13-19 will be released on May 25th. You can pre-order it at Amazon for $19.99, or pre-order the Kindle/comiXology version for $8.66

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Congratulations to the team for your consistency in cranking out fresh content. Kudos!


Third! of nine?

It could be, we need five more responses after this one. But yes! This website makes it worthwhile to check everyday, sometimes a few times a day!

Back on topic: this looks good and I might check it out. However, I would like to see a 4th or 5th year TOS series done in a way that is governed by the budget and other restraints of 1960s tv production. All these books and comics and the animated series let their writers’ imaginations be unlimited, but one of the charms of TOS is what they were able to do even within such tight restrictions.

I have enjoyed parts of Year Five, but one thing I’ve not enjoyed is how they bungled Gary Seven’s characterization. They’ve turned him into a murderous psycho, which is so not how he was portrayed in “Assignment–Earth.” I don’t understand this creative decision. Still, it’s otherwise a well-written series with BEAUTIFUL artwork. I just wish they had a better handle on Gary, especially since Year Five entirely contradicts other comics, including those from IDW.

I agree completely. The Gary Seven depiction is so jarring and out of character from what has been established that it pretty much ruins the entire series. I have been waiting for the reveal that he is actually the mirror universe Seven, because that is the only thing that would explain it.

I don’t usually read comic books — I’m so word-oriented that the pictures are wasted on me — and the ratio of story to pages is too low for my tastes. But this looks really interesting! Pre-ordered.

that image suggests a literal blast from the past