IDW is returning to Star Trek: Discovery comics in 2022 with a new mini-series spotlighting different characters. The first issue of Star Trek: Discovery – Adventures in the 32nd Century will finally tell us all about Book’s mysterious cat.
Adventures of a 32nd cat… and more
Today IDW Publishing announced they are planning on exploring the far future of Star Trek: Discovery with a new four-issue miniseries, Star Trek: Discovery – Adventures in the 32nd Century. The new series reunites Discovery supervising producer Kirsten Beyer and comics veteran Mike Johnson who collaborated on IDW’s previous Discovery tie-ins, including The Light of Kahless, Succession, and Aftermath. Covers and interior art is being done by Angel Hernandez, who worked on the Discovery tie-in Successionn and Captain Saru one-shot.
“Discovery’s arrival in the 32nd century opens up a whole new universe of adventure for the crew, from the feline to the Saurian. It’s a blast telling stories eight hundred years in the future of Star Trek, where we really have never been before, exploring different facets of their lives,” said Johnson in a statement.
Each of the four issues spotlights a different character, with the first focusing on Grudge the Cat, promising a “flashback tale of her first meeting with Cleveland “Book” Booker” which “sets the stage for a trajectory establishing Grudge as the greatest feline spacefarer of all.”
The following issues will focus on Ensign Adira Tal, Lieutenant Keyla Detmer, and science officer Linus.
“It’s no secret that Star Trek: Discovery’s television series has an amazing cast of characters, and being able to translate those characters and their stories into the comics is a real treat for not only the fans, but also us as well,” said editor Heather Antos. “Diving deeper into Queen Grudge’s mind, to Adira’s relationship with Gray and more, Star Trek: Discovery – Adventures in the 32nd Century gives readers an incredibly detailed perspective of these fan-favorite characters.”
In addition to the A covers by Hernandez, each issue will feature a retailer incentive cover by Aaron Harvey. No date was provided for when the series will kick off but it will likely be after the new Star Trek: Alien Spotlight series begins in February.
Reminder: Book of Grudge coming in January
Earlier this year we reported that Hero Collector was working on their own book all about Grudge. Originally set to be released earlier this month, the 96-page hardcover Star Trek Discovery: The Book of Grudge is now set to be released on January 4. You can pre-order Grudge’s book at Amazon for $14.95.
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