This week IDW kicks off their ambitious new ongoing series simply titled Star Trek. Set in between the series finale of Voyager and the feature film Star Trek: Nemesis, the new Star Trek comic brings back Deep Space Nine’s Benjamin Sisko. He has a new ship and leads an all-star team on a mission from the Prophets. The series is written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, the leads behind IDW’s Star Trek: Year Five series, with art by Ramon Rosanas (Marvel’s Star Wars, Ant-Man). Each issue also includes a number of bonus covers with various artists.
Our recent interview with the writers offered more detail on their plans for the series and how it will tie into both legacy Star Trek and the new Star Trek shows. And today we have a 5-page preview of the first issue.
Star Trek #1
Star Trek #1 weaves an epic and unprecedented adventure story that spans the far reaches of the Star Trek multiverse, bringing together characters from across the galaxy—and all eras and variations of the beloved franchise—who must band together to prevent the mysterious murder of the gods.
It’s stardate 2378, and Benjamin Sisko has finally returned from the Bajoran Wormhole omnipotent. But his godhood is failing with every minute. Sent by the Prophets on a mission to the deepest parts of space aboard the U.S.S. Theseus, he witnesses the unthinkable: Someone is killing the gods. And only Sisko and his motley crew of Starfleet members from every era of Trek can stop them.
Star Trek arrives on Wednesday
Star Trek #1 arrives on October 26. You can order individual copies at TFAW. Or pick up individual digital editions at Amazon/comiXology.
Keep up with all the Star Trek comics news, previews and reviews in TrekMovie’s comics category.
what do gods need with a starship?…
When there’s an itch that you just can’t scratch …
Cool, I’ve been looking forward to reading this preview because the ideas behind the series intrigue me. This looks great and I suspect it’ll end up being a lot better than IDW’s recent Star Trek comics. The endless mirror universe stories became stale and redundant. Year Five went off the rails the moment it turned Gary Seven and Isis into villains which didn’t match any other stories ever published about them, including even IDW’s other Gary/Isis stories. I don’t know how that was greenlit, and Star Trek Picard negated it (since Wes and the Supervisors are not villains) so I’m surprised CBS allowed it. Year Five also suffered in how it portrayed Sulu as being a total jerk to Chekov for the entire fifth year of the five-year mission without justification. Those were major missteps that damaged what could have been enjoyable series. Too bad, too, ’cause the art was awesome. This new series and Defiant could revive IDW’s flagging quality, and not a moment too soon. I didn’t even bother to keep up with The Mirror War, and I am someone who used to buy most of IDW’s titles, up until around 2017 or so, when I started being pickier in how I spent my money due to the quality and editing issues. I’ll definitely be getting digital copies of these.
I do so hate it when they make mistakes that don’t need to happen. Reference the page from Jake’s article. He was 12 at the battle of Wolf 359, not two. The other parts of the timeline are accurate.
Thanks. I just pulled up the first episode of DS9 to check this. The Battle of Wolf 359 was four years before DS9 starts. Jake was definitely not two when the Borg attack happened.
I’m just a guy, I’d think if it were my job I’d get the introduction to my comic series right.
Oh, wow. Yeah, that’s a huge mistake. I’m surprised neither the writer nor editor Heather Antos noticed this.
This is interesting but not canonical. Will Sisko’s promise to his family to return ever be realized in live action canon? This is the biggest unfulfilled plot line in all of Trek and very relevant in 2022.
Of course it’s not canonical. It’s a comic. It doesn’t matter, though. All that matters with the licensed stories is whether or not they’re entertaining.
I agree, but my point was that it’s time to bring Sisko back canonically, i.e., through current shows.
Would love to see it, but so far as anyone’s aware, Paramount hasn’t pitched an offer that Brooks is interested in.
sisko is incredibly unlikely to ever return unless his visit to the prophets causes him to look different (aka is recast). Avery is really not doing acting these days for various reasons.
You’re right. If there was ever a natural opening for a ST story continuing from the Berman era, it’s DS9 with Sisko’s return.
“Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Captain Benjamin Sisko stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator, and vanished….”
Lol. That image made me think of Quantum Leap too!
Hephaestus is Vulcan, if that helps.