IDW has been publishing Star Trek comics since 2007, and this September, they will be celebrating the 400th issue from the franchise. The occasion will be memorialized with a special one-shot full of stories from across the Star Trek eras, including a TNG story by Wil Wheaton. Also coming in September, the launch of the first comic tie-in to Star Trek: Lower Decks. There will also be new issues from the Mirror War series and the Star Trek: Picard: Stargazer series.We have a first look at covers and details from all of it.
Star Trek #400
IDW’s celebration of 15 years and 400 issues of Trek comics arrives with an extended one-shot (priced at $7.99) full of brand-new stories from different artists and writers. Here is the synopsis:
Celebrate IDW’s 400th issue of Star Trek comics with this monumental issue highlighting fan-favorite eras of the acclaimed series. This collection of minis brings together Star Trek comics veterans in an equal celebration of IDW’s Star Trek comics past and future. Join little Keyla Detmer—as seen in Star Trek: Discovery—Adventures in the 32nd Century #3—on a new expedition, visit the Kelvin Universe, witness a heartfelt tale by TNG’s very own Wil Wheaton, and more by Chris Eliopoulos, Declan Shalvey, Rich Handley, and Mike Johnson, with art by Luke Sparrow, Seth Damoose, Megan Levens, Angel Hernandez, and Joe Eisma!
There will be five different covers:
Lower Decks miniseries
September will also see the launch of a brand new 3-issue miniseries (each priced at $3.99) tied into the animated adult comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks. The series is written by Ryan North with art from Chris Fenoglio. Here is the official synopsis:
The hit Paramount+ animated series makes its comics debut with Eisner-winning comics writer Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) at the helm! Soon after leading her crew on a planetary expedition aimed at building bridges and advancing Federation technology, Captain Freeman begins to suspect that the planet and its people are not all what they seem… Meanwhile, the crew in the lower decks take to the holodeck, enjoying some much-needed recreational time—until a bloodthirsty visitor decides to join in on their games.
There will be three covers for each issue, here are the ones for issue #1:
More September 2022 Star Trek comics
Star Trek: Picard—Stargazer #2 (of 3)
(36 pages • $4.99)
Written by Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer; art by Angel Hernandez
Continue the never-before-seen journey set between seasons two and three of the Paramount+ hit series Star Trek: Picard! Following an unsettling discovery on the planet Jenjor VI, Picard and Seven band together to save the native population and the Stargazer crew.
There will be three covers:
Star Trek: The Mirror War–Troi (one-shot)
(32 pages • $3.99)
Written by Marieke Nijkamp; art by Megan Levens.
The spotlight turns to Deanna Troi in this one-shot set in the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation. Expand upon the world of The Mirror War! At the turn of a new dawn for the Terran Empire, having achieved victory over the Cardassian-Klingon Armada, Deanna Troi reflects on just how far her ambition has driven her on her calculating quest to seek power and escape among the stars.
There will be three covers:
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