IDW Charts A New Course With ‘Star Trek’ #1 And More To Come
by Olly MacNamee
IDW is keeping up with the times and have announced a new Star Trek comics programme, beginning with the brand-new flagship ongoing series, Star Trek #1. Debuting in October 2022, Star Trek #1 written by Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing with art by Ramon Rosanas (Marvel’s Star Wars, Ant-Man). From there we will be getting a whole slate of new series visiting every corner of the vast Star Trek universe. And multiverse.
“Star Trek #1 weaves an epic and unprecedented adventure story that spans the far reaches of the Star Trek multiverse, bringing together characters from across the galaxy—and all eras and variations of the beloved franchise—who must band together to prevent the mysterious murder of the gods.
Its stardate 2378, and Benjamin Sisko has finally returned from the Bajoran Wormhole omnipotent. But his godhood is failing with every minute. Sent by the Prophets on a mission to the deepest parts of space aboard the U.S.S. Theseus, he witnesses the unthinkable: Someone is killing the gods. And only Sisko and his motley crew of Starfleet members from every era of Trek can stop them.”
Rosanas spoke of the new take on an old favourite:
“As a child, I watched reruns of the classic Star Trek series endlessly–until Next Generation, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine came along! After that, I didn’t miss a single episode of those three series’ each week. Gene Roddenberry is History with a capital H and his legacy is unstoppable. Having an opportunity to bring my passion and creativity to this franchise is incredibly exciting for me.”
“Benjamin Sisko is back! We’re immeasurably thrilled to launch a new starship with a crew of new and familiar faces heading on a mission that will truly go where no one has gone before—an Avengers-style ongoing crossover that treats Gene Roddenberry’s creation as a living universe. This is a book where anyone can show up and where anything is possible.”
Kelly also added:
“Dreams of an optimistic, utopian future of cooperation and equality are more important now than ever. We’re both excited to continue the stories that have meant so much to us in the past and to welcome new readers to Starfleet. This is a grand adventure, one that weaves together elements from every Star Trek series to tell a new, vital, and forward-thinking sci-fi saga.”
Finally, editor editor Heather Antos:
“Star Trek has always been about telling stories of a better future of hope for humanity. Something this world needs now more than ever before. And what Jackson, Collin, and Ramon are doing with this series is bigger. Bigger and bolder than any Star Trek series has gone before.”
Star Trek #1 will be out in October and Trekkies can catch a Star Trek #1 prelude story from Rosanas, Kelly, and Lanzing in September’s highly-anticipated Star Trek #400.