The penultimate regular issue of IDW’s Star Trek: Year Five series, which tells the stories of the final year of Captain James T. Kirk’s five-year mission, lands this week. Issue 23 is the second of a three-part “grand finale,” which will be followed by a special “oversized epilogue” in issue 25.
Star Trek: Year Five #23
A Tholian horde bearing down on Earth, a time-traveling madman out for blood, a rot festering within the highest levels of the Federation that’s about to explode – and that’s just where we begin! The biggest battle the Enterprise and her crew have ever faced continues in part two of the amazing three-part finale of Star Trek: Year Five from showrunners Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (Gotham City Garage, Green Arrow) and artist Stephen Thompson (Satellite Falling, Die Hard: Year One).
Issue 23 Available Wednesday
What’s next for Year Five
Here is what’s coming next in the final issue and the special epilogue issue arriving over the next two months.
Their journey has taken them to the edge of the known universe and beyond. They’ve faced down impossible odds, conquered incredible enemies, and now, here in the shadow of home, their mission will come to an end… and nothing will ever be the same. The crew of the Enterprise will put it all on the line in the grand finale of Star Trek: Year Five.
The five-year mission may be over, but now it’s time for the next adventure to begin. Join the crew of the Enterprise for the end of an old chapter and the beginning of a new. This special, oversized epilogue from the entire Year Five writing team bridges the gap between the end of the five-year mission and the beginning of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Mirror War #1 coming in October
After Year Five series wraps up IDW will switch focus to The Next Generation but in the Mirror Universe. The 8-issue Star Trek: The Mirror War series brings back writers Scott and David Tipton, who wrote IDW’s three previous TNG-era Mirror Universe miniseries. Art for the series is being done by Gavin Smith, with J.K. Woodward doing the A covers.
Synopsis for issue 1:
Return to the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation with this brand-new series from writers David & Scott Tipton, where familiar faces and exciting new surprises await around every corner!
To conquer the Mirror Universe, Captain Picard must first seize control of the ship-building planet of Faundori! The only problem? Faundori is inside Klingon-Cardassian Alliance territory…
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