See B’Elanna Assimilated By Hugh To Fight Space Bugs In Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Defiant’ #15

The penultimate issue of the sci-fi horror “Hell is only a Word” arc for the ongoing Star Trek: Defiant series arrives this week. Defiant is written by Chris Cantwell with art by Ángel Unzueta. We have a preview and the covers for issue 15.

Star Trek: Defiant #15


It’s a good day to die! Left with no other choice, the crew of the Defiant assists Hugh in assimilating B’Elanna in hopes of reclaiming control over the parasite embedded in her brain stem. But it’s a race against time and the undead as hordes of infected Starbase crew bang on the hangar doors, demanding Worf and his crew surrender and become one with the parasitic Collective!


Cover A by Angel Unzueta

Cover B by Suspiria Vilchez

RI cover by Malachi Ward


Five-page preview: 

Defiant continues on Wednesday… New arc starts in July

Star Trek: Defiant #15 arrives on Wednesday, May 22. You can order issue 15 or upcoming issues at TFAW. Or pick up individual digital editions at Amazon/comiXology.

“Hell is Only a Word” wraps up in June with issue 16 and the new “The Stars of Home” arc kicks off in July with issue 17. You can see the covers for the next two issues below…

2 Star Trek comics nominated for Eisner Awards

The 2024 nominees for the Eisner Awards have been announced and 2 of IDW’s Star Trek comics were nominated, along with other 11 nominations for the publisher. Star Trek: Day of Blood – Shaxs’ Best Day was nominated for Best Single Issue/One-Shot, and the ongoing Star Trek series was nominated for Best Coloring. “I’m incredibly proud of all of our nominees and all of the hardworking people behind the scenes at IDW who helped make all these books happen,” said IDW Publisher Mark Doyle in a statement. “The only people more passionate than comic fans are the hardworking people who tell all of these amazing stories. The Eisners represent the best of the best on one special night where we all celebrate their hard work and talent, so it’s a thrill to be a part of this. These comics and graphic novels show the wide spectrum of stories and talent that IDW Publishing has to offer, and it’s an honor to be included among all of these terrific nominees!” The winners will be revealed during the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards at Comic-Con International on July 26.

Defiant collections

The first volume of the series collecting the first five issues is available at Amazon in hardcover for $23.99 and Kindle ebook for $7.70. The “Day of Blood” crossover event with Defiant and the ongoing Star Trek series was released in March and is available at Amazon in hardcover for $27.99 and Kindle ebook for $9.40. The “A Piece of the Action” arc will be collected in volume 2, coming in June. You can pre-order it at Amazon in hardcover for $24.99.

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

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Assimilated again!? Poor B’Elanna, she doesn’t seem to catch a break. Bad enough being married to Tom Paris ;)

These comics read like bad fanfic. They also have an astounding case of small universe syndrome. But, maybe that’s what the fans like.

It’s not.