IDW has already brought the Bajoran security officer Shaxs from the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks into their new ongoing Star Trek comic series, but now the character is going to be highlighted with his own one-shot as part of the upcoming “Day of Blood” crossover event.
Shaxs’ Best Day
Star Trek: Day of Blood – Shaxs’ Best Day is a one-shot comic coming in September, written by Ryan North, who penned IDW’s popular Lower Decks comic mini-series last year. The 30-page standalone ties into the Star Trek: Day of Blood event which kicks off next month.
Here is the official synopsis for the Shaxs comic:
You’ve seen Captains Benjamin Sisko and Worf with their crews of the U.S.S. Theseus and Defiant stop the fascist, god-killing clone Kahless II from declaring war on non-followers across the galaxy in a brutal battle on Qo’noS. But you haven’t seen it from the eyes of the man, the myth, the legend, Lieutenant Junior Grade Shaxs!
The art is being provided by Derek Charm (Jughead and Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), including the A cover.
According to IDW, the new comic features “the Bajoran’s beast-mode brawl” and showcases “all the behind-the-scenes Klingon-zealot butt-kicking in full animated glory!” Speaking to Popverse about the Shaxs comic, writer Ryan North said:
I was asked if I would be willing to write a Star Trek comic where Shaxs got to live his absolute best day and go completely ham on a bunch of fascist Klingons, and I said yes before our editor, Heather Antos, was even part-way through asking me. And it was only more exciting when I learned Derek Charm was on board to draw it — we’d been trying to find a way to work together again since Squirrel Girl ended, so this was just great.
The Shaxs one-shot also features a B cover by Lower Decks animator and character designer Robby Cook.
Day of Blood starts next month
Shaxs’ Best Day arrives on September 27, capping off the 5-issue Day of Blood crossover event that begins in July and ends in September. See our previous report for more details, covers, and a full schedule.
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