See Kirk Fight For The Enterprise’s Legacy In Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Year Five’ #23

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).


Cover A by Stephen Thompson

Retail incentive cover by J.J. Lendl

Five-page preview: 

Issue 23 Available Wednesday

Star Trek: Year Five #23 is available on July 27th. You can order and pre-order individual copies of Star Trek: Year Five at TFAW. Or pick up individual digital editions at Amazon/comiXology.

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.

Issue 24

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.

Cover A by Stephen Thompson

Issue 25

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.

Retail incentive cover by J.J. Lendl

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…

Cover A by J.K. Woodward

Cover B by Amanda Madriaga

Retailer variant cover by Mark Alvarado

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AHHH!!! I wish the comics would embrace Kirk as head of Starfleet Operations with a crack team (Lori Cinai as diplomat for example) helping Nogura for a couple episodes between TOS and TMP.
This seems like the place for a Tom Clancy style Op-Centre Trek.
On Garry Seven, to enjoy the comics I have to believe this is a “mirror” Garry Seven or from some alternate timeline.

Me too! I just can’t make myself believe the entire Gary Seven is evil concept.

Can’t wait for an omnibus edition of Year Five

Year Five has been a lot of fun, but they got Gary Seven SO wrong. He’s not a villain and never has been. Same goes for Isis. They were supposed to have their own spinoff show as the heroes of that series, and they’ve always been portrayed as the good guys in every other comic tale going back to DC. I can’t imagine what the heck made the IDW writers think this was a good idea. Otherwise, there’s been a lot to enjoy about Year Five.