See Jean-Luc’s First Big Test Get Real In Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Picard’s Academy’ #5

This week IDW continues 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 fifth issue out this week.

Star Trek: Picard’s Academy #5


Starfleet’s Evasive Maneuvers exam has turned into an actual battle for survival as Jean-Luc and his classmates find themselves facing the very real threat of death by vacuum of space! They can’t reach Starfleet, and enemy Romulans continue invading their ship. Can Picard and his crewmates outmaneuver the enemy in their first-ever ship-on-ship space battle, or will he, in his first role as acting captain, succumb to the chaos and shouting matches among his crew?


Cover A by Sweeney Boo

Cover B by Derek Charm

Cover C by Sweeney Boo


Five-page preview: 

Picard’s Academy continues today

Star Trek: Picard’s Academy #5 arrives on Wednesday, January 31. You can order issue 5 and upcoming issues at TFAW or pick up individual digital editions at Amazon/comiXology.

The finale issue of the series arrives on February 28.

A trade paperback collection of Picard’s Academy with all six issues will be released on July 23. You can pre-order it at Amazon for $19.99.

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

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This would be the famously isolationist Romulans who weren’t seen between the Tomed Incident of 2311 and TNG – “The Neutral Zone” in 2364. Everyone ok with that? Right.

Clearly they’re Vulcans pretending to be Romulans because of hijinks and shenanigans. Clearly.