See Cadet Jean-Luc Under Pressure In Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’s Academy’ #4

IDW’s first Star Trek comic of the year is from the new series about young Jean-Luc Picard and his time at Starfleet Academy. Picard’s Academy is written by New York Times best-selling author Sam Maggs (Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars and Marvel Action: Captain Marvel) with art by Ornella Greco and colors by Charlie Kirchoff. TrekMovie’s review of the first issue concluded the new series “offers a fresh blend of familiar and new characters with a compelling storyline and dynamic artwork.” And now we have a preview of the fourth issue out this week.

Star Trek: Picard’s Academy #4


Time’s up! It’s Evasive Maneuvers exam day, the only shot Picard has at graduating early… and getting off Earth and far away from home. He’s as ready as he can be and actually feels like he can trust some of his group partners. But little does he know, their first test in space will bring an unexpected challenge-one the cadets would never find in their textbooks!


Cover A by Sweeney Boo

Cover B by O’Neill Jones

RI cover by Liana Kangas


Five-page preview: 

Picard’s Academy continues today

Star Trek: Picard’s Academy #4 arrives on Wednesday, January 3. You can order issue 4 and upcoming issues at TFAW or pick up individual digital editions at Amazon/comiXology. You can see covers for the next two issues below.


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Continuity question – weren’t the Romulans not seen or heard from for a really long time prior to TNG S1’s “The Neutral Zone”?

Miss the part where it said the test was against AI driven holographic Romulans?

I’m not sure how, but this comes across to me as worse with each passing preview.

This looks absolutely atrocious. No wonder why the comic book industry is dying.

Comic book sales have been growing steadily for years.

Upon a small base, and heavily skewed towards manga. Traditional American comics are out-competed.

No wonder why the comic book industry is dying.

It isn’t, so your point is moot.

If the Academy series is anything like this, I’ll count myself out pretty quickly.

I really want to like this series, I really do. But it’s been one poorly drawn issue after another and each issue has been filled with continuity errors. So annoying.