First Look At April 2023 Star Trek Comics Reveals Spock, Plus Sisko’s Connection To ‘Lower Decks’

IDW has released their April (and early May) 2022 solicitations with synopses and covers for all their titles. There will be three new Trek titles for the month, including the second issues from the upcoming Star Trek: Defiant series and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Dogs of War mini-series.

New April/May 2022 Star Trek comics

Star Trek: Defiant #2
(April 12)

Written by Christopher Cantwell; art by Angel Unzueta

Convinced that the only hope to prevent planetary genocide lies in understanding how the power of the gods is being harvested, Captain Worf and first officer Spock set the stolen Defiant on course to break into a highly guarded Section 31 outpost to recruit the highest computing mind in the galaxy—oLore!

Cover A by Angel Unzueta

Cover B by Hayden Sherman

Cover C by Christian Ward

RI Cover by Jake Bartok

Star Trek #7
(April 26)

Written by Collin Kelly; art by Mike Feehan

Continuing Benjamin Sisko’s quest to stop celestial genocide in “The Red Path,” the second arc of the critically acclaimed Star Trek flagship comic series continues! Sisko returns to Deep Space 9, and it’s the family reunion we’ve all been waiting for—or is it? Meanwhile, the crew of the U.S.S. Theseus meet a familiar face from Paramount+ hit show Lower Decks.

Cover A by Mike Feehan

Cover B by Michael Cho

Cover C by Hayden Sherman

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Dogs of War #2 (of 5)
(May 3)

Written by Mike Chen; art by Angel Hernandez

Continuing Benjamin Sisko’s quest to stop celestial genocide in “The Red Path,” the second arc of the critically acclaimed Star Trek flagship comic series continues! Sisko returns to Deep Space 9, and it’s the family reunion we’ve all been waiting for—or is it? Meanwhile, the crew of the U.S.S. Theseus meet a familiar face from Paramount+ hit show Lower Decks.

Cover A by Angel Hernandez

Cover B by Jake Bartok

Cover C by Andy Price

Pre-order Star Trek comics

You can pre-order upcoming IDW Star Trek comics at TFAW. You can also pre-order digital editions at Amazon/comiXology.

And for the Prelude issue, visit freecomicbookday.com for more info on picking up a copy.


Keep up with all the Star Trek comics news, previews and reviews in TrekMovie’s comics category.

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IDW is killing it with Trek these days. :)

I love the 90s feel to these. Like harking back to the Trek golden age.

Either Sisko’s grown since his return from the prophets or the orbs have shrunk, because that’s one tiny orb ark.

It will be interesting to see one of the Lower Decks characters drawn in a more realistic art style.

Well, this is set what…2 1/2 years before season 1 of “Lower Decks”…. so who’s in Starfleet at this time…..

The art on the “Spock” cover is fantastic. The Star Trek III Saavik is a perfect likeness. The “dogs” of war covers are pretty comical, especially the one with Odo, but oh so ridiculous!

These dog covers might actually get my girlfriend to care about Deep Space 9.

Absolutely love the Spock cover, chronicling his entire life from DSC to SNW to TOS to TNG. I wish they got baby Spock with Sarek and Amanda in there, as well as campfire with Kelvin Kirk though!

The weird thing is that it goes chronologically except for the Pike photo.

I want a poster of it … somehow.

What’s the plot for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Dogs of War #2? It’s showing the same synopsis as the above Star Trek flagship title.

With Zoe Saldana becoming the first actor to star in 4 movies that have grossed more than 2 billion dollars each I think Paramount better get it in gear and sign the Kelvin cast for a 3 movie deal or go for a fresh cast and new story, otherwise it’s looking like almost the whole cast is going to be priced out with the possible exception of Cho and Quinto.

Yeah, Pine is getting up there too. Urban and Pegg were high in demand already.

Now THAT’S what we call a “fun fact.” I want to see more of her Uhura.

Sisko hugging Kassidy while grabbing Jake’s shoulder is perfect. When I saw that picture I had to enlarge to see what he was doing to Jake, and I love it.

Yeah, that’s a beautiful cover!